Who should be referred to the Infectious Diseases (ID) Clinic?
Anyone with an infection or suspected infection can be referred to the ID Clinic via their General Practitioner, other doctor, or via the emergency Department. Your referral letter will be vetted by a consultant in Infectious Disease and an appropriate appointment will be given to you.
Is there a charge for attending the clinic?
There is no charge for attending the ID clinic. We appreciate any donations (no matter how small), which go towards service development and research (see the donation button to give).
Do you provide a walk-in service?
Unfortunately due to the specialised nature of the ID clinic, we can only accept referrals from another doctor. However if you feel that we can help you in any way, we would recommend that you discuss with your doctor.
How long should I expect to be in the clinic?
The ID clinic runs by appointment. For your first appointment, your initial assessment and investigations may take some time. Therefore we would recommend that you allow adequate time in your schedule so you do not feel rushed in the clinic. Follow-up visits usually take less time, but due to the busy nature of the clinic appointments may occasionally run over time.
Where do I go to get my bloods done?
Our nurses will be able to take your bloods within the ID clinic.
How long will it take to get results?
Investigations for infectious diseases can take some time. Routine bloods and tests will usually be back within a week. Tests for more unusual infections and some procedures may take longer.
Can I get travel vaccines in the ID clinic?
Unfortunately we cannot currently offer travel vaccines in the ID clinic. However if you are a patient of the clinic and require vaccinations some of these can be organised.
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.
Update to GUIDe service as of Tuesday 4th January 2022
In line with public health guidance, please do not attend the GUIDe clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 or if you have been recently identified as a COVID19 contact. If you need to change an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional clinic contact details are available here,
Our HIV service will continue. Please come to the clinic at your appointment time. Please do not attend the clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 infection or have been identified as a recent close contact of COVID19.
Our STI service will continue with restrictions. At this time there is no walk-in STI service. If you have been contacted to attend please attend at your appointment time. We are accepting GP referrals and assess these on a daily basis to prioritise urgent care.
Free online STI testing for people who do not have symptoms is available at https://sh24.ie/
Please do not attend the clinic if you have symptoms of COVID19 infection or have been identified as a recent close contact of COVID19. We hope that the restrictions on our STI service will be short-lived. We will update the website as the situation evolves. If you do not have symptoms you could book a free online STI test at
Please note given the increase in C19 infection numbers some up-coming PrEP in person appointments have been cancelled. The PrEP service will revert to a phone consultation. This will ensure a safer service. If you had an appointment, please expect a phone call from a PrEP nurse.