Professor Fiona Mulcahy established the Department of Genitourinary Medicine at St. James's Hospital in 1987 to manage people infected with HIV and STI's. In January 2000, the department was expanded to incorporate the division of Infectious Diseases with the appointment of Professor Colm Bergin as Consultant in Infectious Diseases. The Department now provides a combined service for GU Medicine and Infectious Diseases (GUIDE) with two full-time ID consultant physicians (Professor Colm Bergin and Dr. Susan Clarke) and two full-time GU consultants (Professor Fiona Mulcahy and Dr. Fiona Lyons). The department consists of an extremely busy outpatient sexual health programme, an in-patient and consult service in HIV Medicine and General Infectious Diseases.
When the clinic was established twenty-five years ago the annual patient attendance was 9,033. By 2009 the numbers attending reached 25,460 and it had become the largest specialist centre in Ireland. The attendance figures for 2010 show the annual numbers of patients at 23,600, an average of 450 patients per week.
We are introducing online bookings for the Guide Clinic. For the initial Phase of the project, we are only catering for Non-Symptom STI Screening Tests and PrEP clinic appointments. We will look to bring other Appointment Types online soon, but for now only those patients with no symptoms can book online. For all other patients please see the Coming to See Us area of the website.
MONKEYPOX: If you are concerned that you have symptoms of Monkeypox or have been a close contact of somebody with Monkeypox please phone the clinic in advance of your appointment. Please DO NOT walk in. This will enable us to arrange appropriate care for you. Please phone (01) 416 2315, Option 1.
Vaccinations against Monkeypox are currently not yet available at the GUIDe Clinic. This website will be updated as information is made available to us.
In line with public health guidance, please DO NOT attend the GUIDe clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 or are a COVID19 contact.
Online STI bookings: www.swiftqueue.com please book into the appropriate clinic. Appointments are released regularly so please check back for availability. There is no walk-in STI service.