Young Persons Clinic

The Young Persons' Clinic (YPC) is a free service for young people aged 20 and younger. It provides STI testing, treatment and sexual health information.

The YPC Clinic is held every Thursday morning starting at 10am. It is advised to make an appointment before coming to the clinic by phoning (01) 4162315 or (01) 4162316. You can call yourself or ask a Doctor/GP to refer you for an appointment.

If you feel you need to be seen urgently we will try and see you without an appointment.

PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION TO SPEAK TO A TRIAGE NURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN APPOINTMENT

Age: If you are 16 years or younger you should try and bring a parent/guardian with you.

Arrival at Clinic: When you arrive at clinic for your appointment you will be asked at Reception to complete a registration form and provide your contact details. It is very important we have your correct contact details as we may need to contact you with results.

STI Tests: Before having any tests the Doctor/Nurse Practitioner will explain to you the tests required. The routine STI screen tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. The Doctor/Nurse may need to do additional tests depending on your symptoms, sexual history and risks.

You may see a Health Advisor (Sexual Health Education and Partner Notification) or a Medical Social Worker (advice/counselling) when you attend the clinic.

Confidentiality: We provide a confidential service (i.e. we will not discuss your care or treatment outside the clinic). However, if we feel you or another person are at risk, we may need to discuss the matter with other professionals. No information will be provided to other agencies without your knowledge.

Other information - see our PDF link on the right of the screen designed by young people from BASE Ballyfermot to find out more.

--We are currently CLOSED for STI Walk-ins. Please note that if your GP has referred you to the GUIDe clinic you will be contacted with an appointment.  We kindly ask that you do not attend without an appointment. We are seeing a limited number of STI emergencies that have been given an advance appointment after referral. Patients who have HIV appointments for collection of their medication should attend at their appointment time. The number of patients that are allowed into the department is limited so we will be strictly observing appointment times. GUIDE PrEP patients with upcoming clinic appointments will be contacted by phone and offered a phone consultation. Patients will then be given a new “rapid” appointment slot, to attend for bloods/STI screen/vaccine and to collect prescription. Face to face consults are arranged as required. For more information related to Coronavirus and visiting restrictions please visit www.stjames.ie/NewsBanner/Coronavirus/    --