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.
Because of the current COVID19 situation our normal services are curtailed. We are keeping this under continuous review and working towards resumption of normal services when it is safe to do so.
HIV service – The HIV service will continue but with some restrictions. If you have an appointment please attend at the allocated appointment time. If you have a supply of medication you may wish to defer your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns please call 01 4103539 and leave a message with your name, hospital number and phone number. A member of staff will return your call as soon as possible. Please note, this phone number is for patients who attend the HIV service only.
STI service – There will be no Emergency Appointments available via www.swiftqueue.com from the 9th of February for a period of seven days. We are accepting patients with a referral letter. Referral letters can be sent from your GP via Healthlink.
The PrEP service - Online bookings are not available at present. Patients with upcoming appointments will be contacted by the PrEP team for phone consultations. Please check back for further updates.
Free rapid HIV tests, information and support is available to gay and bisexual men from the MPOWER Programme - mpower.hivireland.ie. This service will continue under current restrictions.
Please consult the HSE website for up to date guidance on restricting movement following foreign travel, infection with COVID19 or if you have been identified as a close contact of COVID19, https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/. For the safety of patients and staff it is important to adhere to these guidelines. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID19.