Tropical and travel medicine is concerned with all the diseases that are to be found in the tropics and that we are liable to catch if we, say, travel to those countries, such as malaria, hepatitis, typhoid, and amoebic and other parasitic diseases.

The specialist in tropical medicine informs and advises travellers about all the precautions they should take before leaving (e.g. immunisations) and when they get to their destination. He also examines travellers or immigrants if there is a suspicion they may have caught something in the tropics.

The specialist in tropical medicine knows which diseases are prevalent in which countries. He can carry out the appropriate immunisations and tests, and treat a disease if one is diagnosed. Furthermore he does all that he can to ensure no-one else catches the disease.

Why choose Hirslanden


Tropical and travel medicine is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our tropical and travel medicine specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!