Please refer to our current visiting hours in the Visitor Information section of this website.  

You are asked to bring several changes of comfortable, casual clothing, sleep wear and toiletries including towels and, if desired, gym clothes and runners.

You are requested to bring your current medications in with you, to ensure that all medication are prescribed correctly. This can then be stored in pharmacy for 28 days or requested to be returned by nursing staff, during this time, to send home with a family member.

Outpatient assessment is approximately one hour.

The psychiatrist will ask you about any difficulties you have been experiencing.  He or she will also try to build up a picture of what has been going on for you over your life.  Some of the questions will be about early experiences and adolescence.  Other questions will be about your medical history and any family history of illness.  The purpose of the questions is to come to an understanding of your difficulties and what treatment can be offered.  At the end of the assessment you can discuss any treatment options.

Usually we would ask that patients are accompanied by a parent/partner or someone else they can trust. It is helpful to have a second person in attendance to ensure the information given at the assessment is fully understood. If you would prefer not to be accompanied that is no problem and the assessment can still go ahead.

The hospital is located in Stillorgan on the Dublin-Bray Road (N11), five miles from the city centre. There is ample parking throughout the grounds. The hospital is easily accessible by bus - numbers 46, 46A, 84 and 145 pass the entrance.

The DART station at Blackrock is just one mile away and is served by a feeder bus which passes White's Cross, a few minutes walk from the hospital. Access to the hospital can also be made via the M50 (Exit 14 Dun Laoghaire Southbound and Exit 13 Sandyford/Dundrum Northbound) and the LUAS terminus at Sandyford

Treatment is provided for a broad range of stress related disorders:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder

For more information on illnesses treated please contact the department.

The Hospital grounds are extensive and include a pitch and putt course, a full size tennis court and football pitch to the rear, all of which are available to patients. The supervised gym is open to patients at specific times of the day, as is the hairdressing salon.

Mass is celebrated in the hospital Chapel daily and is also available on all inpatient suites through local cable TV. A multi-faith prayer room is available for the use of all patients, families and staff.

There are many seating areas for quiet time throughout our well-maintained gardens and parkland areas. Our fountain courtyard is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sunshine, or chat to other residents and friends.

The first step in the referral process is to attend your GP. Your GP will then send a letter to the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will review the letter and an appointment will be sent out to you in the post. Sometimes the team secretary will contact you by telephone with the appointment details. That’s why it is very important to ensure that your contact information is correct.

The clinic tries to keep wait times as short as possible. It is usually about 2-4 weeks but can vary. The secretary will let you and your GP know the time by letter or by phone when the appointment is within a few days of receipt of the letter.


Our aim is to provide the highest possible service to patients, staff and visitors in the most efficient and professional manner. Our Catering Team put great thought and imagination into designing varied, tasty and wholesome menus, using fresh produce which is delivered daily. Medals have been awarded to a number of chefs who have attended the Catex Exhibition in recent years.

Apart from the dining rooms located on the inpatient suites, The Pomegranate Café is also used by patients and visitors alike. Tea, coffee and snacks such as freshly made soup, sandwiches and paninis, cakes and confectionary are served daily. Newspapers and greeting cards are available and vending machines are located in this area.

An estimate of the cost of your admission can be provided to you by the Accounts or Admissions Office at 01-277 1400

Payment can be made in three ways:

  1. Cash Payment
  2. Private Health Insurance – see list of providers below
  3. Non-insured patient of the Cluain Mhuire Community Mental Health Service


It is essential that a patient knows their level of insurance cover as all policies vary.  Some policies may pay one hundred per cent of the costs; others may only pay a percentage, resulting in the patient/policy-holder incurring a significant payment upfront.   Where there is a shortfall on the policy, you will be required to pay this on admission.  Your insurance company can provide details on the level of cover provided in the policy.


Saint John of God Hospital deals directly with the following private health insurers:

  • VHI (Voluntary Health Insurance)
  • Laya
  • Aviva / Irish Life Health 
  • ESB Medical Provident Fund
  • Saint Paul's Garda Medical Aid Society
  • Prison Officers' Medical Aid Society
  • Non-Insured Patients

The Hospital does not run a walk-in assessment unit.

Saint John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

Tel: 01 2771400
Fax: 01 2881034

Admissions Office

Tel: 01 2771450
Fax: 01 2771455

Psychology Services

Tel: 01 2771440
Fax: 01 2885107

Adolescent Assessments

Tel: 01 2771544
Fax: 01 2771637

Data Protection Officer

Tel:  01 6392958