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About the Dean Clinics

Through our Dean Clinics, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) offers a network of community-based clinics aiming to make mental health services accessible to every area of Ireland.

Please note that, during the coronavirus outbreak, Dean Clinic appointments and services are being offered remotely. If you have confirmed a video appointment, a link to join this will be sent to your email address between 24 and 28 hours ahead of the scheduled time. Please contact your Dean Clinic if you have not received the link by 1pm on the day before your appointment.

Community-based care

The Dean Clinics provide a service in a multidisciplinary setting designed to meet the holistic mental health needs of both the community and the individual service user.

Each clinic’s multidisciplinary team operates on the recovery principles of hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy and support, ensuring that the service user’s experience is hopeful and empowering.

The Dean Clinics provide several different levels of care, depending on the needs of the service user:

  • An adult multidisciplinary assessment and a recovery-focused individualized treatment plan at the Dean Clinic prepared in consultation with the service user
  • An adolescent multidisciplinary assessment and treatment service available in Dean Clinic Cork and Dean Clinic Sandyford, a recovery-focused individualized treatment plan at the Dean Clinic prepared in consultation with the young person and parents
  • Access to the Wellness and Recovery Centre and specialist treatment programmes at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services
  • Access to inpatient care in St Patrick’s University Hospital; St Patricks, Lucan; and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit


Clinic locations

  • Dean Clinic locations

    • Dean Clinic Cork (Mahon, County Cork) - adult
    • Dean Clinic Cork (Mahon,County Cork) - adolescent
    • Dean Clinic Galway (Merchant's Road, Galway)  
    • Dean Clinic Lucan (Lucan, County Dublin)
    • Dean Clinic Sandyford (Sandyford, County Dublin) - adolescent 
    • Dean Clinic Sandyford (Sandyford, County Dublin) - adult
    • Dean Clinic St. Patrick's (James' St, Dublin 8)
  • Associate Dean Clinics

    In addition to our Dean Clinics, we also provide a community psychiatry service in the following locations:

    • Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
    • Naas, County Kildare
    • Sandyford, Dublin 18.

    All referrals to these services are made through our Referral and Admissions Service. For more information, please call 01 249 3635, or find more details about our referrals process here.


Services available

  • Dean Clinics (Adolescent)

    • Mood Disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Eating disorders
    • Stress-related disorders
    • Psychosis
  • Dean Clinics (Adult)

    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Eating disorders
    • Stress-related disorders
    • Addiction
    • Dual diagnosis (mental health plus addiction)
    • Psychosis
    • Memory Clinic 

Dean Clinics information leaflet

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How to Access

Support and Information

Take your first step by making a call: speak to a mental health professional today

01 249 3333

Referral and Assessment Service

Referral and Assessment Service: contact us for queries regarding referrals to our service

01 249 3635