What to expect
Your HCP will let you know whether or not you should wait for provisional results on the day. Not everybody will be asked to wait, only if something was seen on your examination. These initial results are analysed in the lab on site and are back in 20-30mins. Only certain diagnosis can be made on the day eg: Non-Specific Urethritis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida, and Gonorrhoea (click on for more info). Most tests eg Chlamydia, HIV, take 2 weeks to process.
If a positive result is found on the day you will see a Health Advisor and free treatment will be given. The Health Advisor will also explain about your diagnosis, teach you about safe sex and work out how best to treat any contacts.
A complete set of results will be through in 2 weeks. It is the clinic policy to contact patients by phone if any results are positive, please ensure your contact details are correct. If your results are negative you will not be contacted, no news is good news.
For most people a once off visit is all that is required. However some patients may require a return appointment for review. Your HCP on the day will advise you if you need to make this.
For patients that have previously attended GUIDe if you wish to change or cancel your appointment please contact:
email@example.com with your Name, Date of Birth, Clinic Number & Contact Number
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.