Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Wednesday, Friday

Telephone advice

Phone: 0900 57 51 31

CHF 2.69/min fixed net

(08.30-11.30 and 14.00-17.00)

Special consultations

For special consultations please call: +41 61 284 82 55



Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Socinstrasse 57
4051 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 575 131 (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.


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


Please bring your vaccination card.


Special opening hours around official holidays

Monday, 10th March 2014 Fasnacht closed
Wednesday, 12th March 2014 Fasnacht closed
Thursday, 17th April 2014 Holy Thursday 12-14h open
Friday, 18th April 2014 Good Friday closed
Monday, 21st April 2014 Easter Monday closed
Wednesday, 30th April 2014 Day before Labour Day 12-14h open
Thursday, 1st May 2014 Labour Day closed

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 Day before Ascension Day 12-14h open
Thursday, 29th May 2014 Ascension Day closed
Friday, 30th May 2014 Bridging day after Ascension Day closed
Monday, 9th June 2014 Whit Monday closed
Friday, 1st August 2014 Confederation Day closed
Wednesday, 24th December 2014 Christmas Eve closed
Thursday, 25th December 2015 Christmas closed
Friday, 26th December 2014 St Stephan's Day closed
Wednesday, 31st December 2014 New Year's Eve closed
Thursday, 1st January 2015 New Year's Day closed

Friday, 2nd January 2015 Bridging day after New Year's Day closed


General travel advice
0900 57 51 31

(CHF 2.69/min
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 Fixed net)   
Monday, Tuesday 14.00 - 16.00
Wednesday, Friday 15.00 - 17.00
Thursday 08.00 - 10.00

Registration for consultations outside the public opening hours
+ 41 (0)61 284 82 55