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Young Persons Clinic

The Young Persons' Clinic (YPC) is a sexual health clinic based at The GUIDE Clinic in St James's Hospital, which provides free sexual health screening and information to young people who are aged 20 and under.

The YPC is on Thursday morning from 10.00am. It is advised that you make an appointment before coming to the clinic by phoning Reception on 01 - 4162315. You can call yourself, or ask your GP to make the referral, and we will send you out an appointment.

Young people who are under 17 years of age should bring a parent/guardian with them when they are coming to the clinic. When you arrive to the clinic, you will be asked to fill in a registration form. This form will provide us with your contact details, which are important, as we need to know how best to contact you. The doctor/advanced nurse practitioner will explain and discuss which tests are available including chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, hepatitis and syphilis. You will then be examined (Read about STI examination). Please feel free to ask any questions when you are attending the clinic. The doctor, nurse, social worker and health advisor will be happy to help you in any way they can.

We provide a confidential service, however if we feel that you or another person is at risk, we may need to discuss the matter with other professionals. No referral to other agencies will be made without your knowledge. If you require more information, please contact The GUIDE clinic.

Read our handy PDF (linked to the right of the screen) designed by young people from The BASE in Ballyfermot, to find out more.