Opening Hours

(Without appointment)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Wednesday, Friday


Special consultations

For special consultations please call: +41 61 284 82 55 (08.00-12.00)

Telephone advice

Phone: 0900 57 51 31

CHF 2.69/min fixed net

(08.30-11.30 and 14.00-17.00)



Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Socinstrasse 57

PO Box
4002 Basel

Tel +41 (0)61 284 81 11
Fax +41 (0)61 284 81 01


How to find us

Travel Clinic

As the second largest Travel Clinic in Switzerland, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a trusted travel medicine service provider, serving approximately 10,000 travellers per year, primarily from Northwest Switzerland, Southern Germany and France.
Our doctors specialise in all subjects relating to travel medicine and give individual consultation on recommended vaccinations and essential preventative measure for every trip, as well as give vaccinations on our premises. On the basis of your vaccination records, vaccinations can also be refreshed as needed. According to travel plans and duration, additional vaccinations may be recommended. Mandatory vaccinations for specific destinations will also be highlighted, for example, yellow fever vaccinations.

An important topic is mosquito bite protection, especially in countries where mosquitoes carry illnesses, e.g., malaria, dengue, Japanese encephalitis. In countries with risk of malaria, an appropriate malaria prophylaxis or emergency treatment will be discussed. In addition to vaccinations and malaria prevention, common travel illnesses and dangers are reviewed, for example, safe sex, and self-treatment of traveller’s diarrhoea. Other issues revolve around the specific needs of travellers, be it travelling with children, special precautions during work assignments, or extreme sport activities like diving or mountain climbing.

The major illnesses which one can protect themselves from with vaccinations are:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus - the latter transferred through injury of the skin
  • Hepatitis A - transferred through food and water
  • Hepatitis B – mainly transferred through bodily fluids and blood contacts
  • Mumps/Measles/Rubella and Chickenpox if no immunity through illness has been acquired
  • Typhoid Fever - transferred through food and water
  • Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) – viral encephalomeningitis, transmitted through tick bites
  • Yellow Fever – for travellers to Africa or South America
  • Japanese Encephalitis – for long-term travellers to Southeast Asia
  • Meningococcal Meningitis - contractible during draught periods in the meningitis belt in Sub-Saharan Africa through droplet infection
  • Polio - contractible during travel in endemic regions (e.g., India)
  • Rabies - depending on travel destination, duration and type of travels, and risk for contracting bites through mammals.  

Furthermore, we offer a vaccination hotline under 0900 57 51 31 (CHF 2.69/min. Fixed net). Yearly, over 30,000 callers from Switzerland and abroad are advised about generally recommended vaccinations and all possible prophylactic anti-malaria measures for their travels. Recommendations given are always up to date, reflecting current outbreaks of epidemics worldwide, or changes in entry requirements of the different countries.

Telephone advice

General travel advice

  • 0900 57 51 31 (CHF 2.69/min, Swiss fixed net)

Monday to Friday 08.30 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 17.00

Travel advice for medical staff and complex medical information

  • 0900 57 66 67 (CHF 3.89/min, Swiss fixed net)   

Monday, Tuesday 14.00 - 16.00

Wednesday, Friday 15.00 - 17.00

Thursday 08.00 - 10.00


According to our policy and the Health Code of Ethics, we do not give personal written recommendations for medical problems, vaccinations or malaria prophylaxis. However, we would be happy to advise you personally in our practice on recommended vaccinations or medical issues.

Opening hours

Please bring your vaccination card and information on any medication you take regularly.


Registration for consultations outside the public opening hours:
+ 41 61 284 82 55


Opening hours for consultations and vaccinations without appointment

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 16.00 - 19.00
  • Wednesday, Friday 12.00 - 14.00
  • Saturday, Sunday closed
  • Official holidays closed



Special opening hours around official holidays

  • Thursday, 1st January 2016 New Year's Day closed
  • Monday, 15th  February 2016 Fasnacht closed
  • Wednesday, 17th February 2016 Fasnacht closed
  • Thursday, 24th March 2016 Holy Thursday 12h-14h open
  • Friday, 25th March 2016 Good Friday closed
  • Monday, 28th March 2016 Easter Monday closed
  • Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Day before Ascension Day 12-14h open
  • Thursday, 5th May 2016 Ascension Day closed
  • Friday, 6th May 2016 Bridging day after Ascension Day closed
  • Monday, 16th May 2016 Whit Monday closed
  • Monday, 1st August 2016 Confederation Day closed
  • Friday, 23rd December 2016 Day before Christmas Eve 12-14h open
  • Monday, 26th December 2016 Boxing Day closed
  • Friday, 30th December 2016 Day before New Year's Eve 12-14h open
  • Monday, 2nd January 2017 closed