Tropical Medicine

The Tropical Medicine practice at Massachusetts General Hospital specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with illnesses and infections most common or unique to tropical climates or the developing world.

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-724-6454

Overview

The Tropical Medicine practice specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with illnesses and infections most common or unique to tropical climates or the developing world, illnesses with specific geographic distributions, illnesses contracted from animals, and illnesses transmitted through insect bites, including viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, parasitic and ectoparasitic infections.

The practice specializes in the care of the returned adult and pediatric traveler, as well as care of immigrants, refugees, and others with international or special/unique infectious exposures. Full diagnostic laboratory facilities are available on site, including full parasitology, viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal and serology laboratories.

Full translation services and an outpatient pharmacy are available on-site. Telemedicine consultation is available. Please bring all pertinent medical records, radiographic studies and laboratory results to the practice at the time of the appointment.

Related Conditions

  • Yellow Fever

    Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Location & Hours

Tropical Medicine

Cox Building, 5th Floor
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-6454

Please call 866-211-6588 to register with the hospital before calling to make an appointment.

Hours by appointment only.

Billing/Referrals/Payment

All insurance carriers are welcome; however, many insurance carriers require prior authorization and referral from a primary care provider. It should be noted that not all services may be covered by an insurance carrier even with prior authorization. Self-pay is welcome.

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-724-6454

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