Tropical Medicine Services for Health Professionals

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Telephone advice

This 24 hour, 365 days a year service is available to doctors seeking a specialist opinion on patients with imported disease. Please telephone 0151 705 3100 Mon-Fri 0900-1700 or through the Royal Liverpool University Hospital switchboard on 0151 706 2000 at all other times.

The tropical out-patient clinic

The tropical out-patient clinic is situated within the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is supported by a diagnostic laboratory.  Specialist clinicians hold regular NHS out-patients clinics; appointments for these clinics are by General Practitioner referral only.


LSTM diagnostic laboratory provides an emergency same day service for patients needing to be screened for malaria. Health professionals wanting to arrange a test should telephone the clinic for an appointment on 0151 705 3220.

Post exposure to rabies

All travellers with a possible exposure to rabies should be discussed with the clinical team or health protection agency (0208 200 4400). Post exposure treatment is available at the travel clinic usually by prior arrangement with the clinical team.

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