Infectious and tropical diseases

Care for infections acquired at home or abroad

We provide expert diagnosis, care and prevention for common and rare infectious conditions — from bacterial or viral infections to parasitic diseases

From the moment you attend one of our hospitals or healthcare centres to the time you go home, your safety comes first.

From increased infection prevention measures, to COVID-19 testing for patients and staff, right down to the way our hospitals have been organised, every aspect of what we do has been reviewed to ensure that we are proving the safest places for your care. As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change and develop, so too will the processes and measures we have in place, so that we are always providing the fullest access to high-quality care in the safest possible way.


Because we care for international patients as well as frequent travellers, we're well equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of common and serious infections, including tropical diseases like malaria, diphtheria and typhoid.

We also provide specialist screening and treatment for HIV, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and unexplained fevers. To help keep you well on your travels and at home, we offer comprehensive health advice and inoculations, including routine flu jabs.

For infants and children, The Portland Hospital provides a full range of paediatric vaccinations, including MMR and the BCG vaccine for tuberculosis.

Our expertise in infectious diseases 

With a team of experienced microbiologists and physicians, we have the expertise to diagnose, treat and help to prevent contagious illnesses.

  • Hepatitis B test

    Need to know

    A simple blood test can detect various parts of the hepatitis virus. The hepatitis B test detects for a protein on the surface of the virus called hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg). If you are found to be infected (if your test is HBsAg-positive), your consultant may recommend further tests.

  • HIV test

    Need to know

    If you think you may have been exposed to the HIV virus, it's best to seek medical advice as soon as possible. A simple blood test could put your mind at rest or make sure you get the treatment you need quickly.

  • HPV DNA test

    Need to know

    Most types of HPV are symptomless. They usually clear up on their own without leading to future complications. However, if you have a certain type of high-risk HPV, it could be a sign that you're more likely to develop cervical cancer. The HPV DNA test screens for the highest risk forms of HPV.

  • Vaccinations

    Need to know

    If you are looking to get vaccinations, either for yourself or your child, our GP Services can help. GPs are available at many of our facilities including The Lister Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital and The Portland Hospital.  Our experienced GPs can advise on and give...

Our infectious and tropical disease consultants

Our consultants are experienced in diagnosis and management of infectious and tropical diseases and supported by an experienced team of nurses and healthcare professionals.

Our locations

Our facilities are equipped to offer the highest level of personalised care, from routine vaccinations to complex treatment and critical care.

Request an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

Call us today

020 7079 4344
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