Care and Services

MUHC Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinics  

The MUHC Infectious Disease clinics offer:

  • specialized evaluations for patients referred by their physicians for the evaluation and management of various suspected or proven infections. These include: 
    • skin and soft tissue infections, 
    • urinary tract infections, 
    • bone and joint infections, 
    • cardiac infections, 
    • surgical wound infections, 
    • pneumonia, 
    • diarrhea, 
    • C. difficile infections, 
    • sexually transmitted diseases.
  • specialized clinics for patients with mycobacterial and fungal infections.  
  • immunizations for adults. 
  • care for patients who receive intravenous antibiotics at home. 

Clinics are held daily at both the Montreal General Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital.

All appointments are required and are by referral only except for patients with sexually transmitted diseases or for people requesting an appointment at the Pre-travel Clinic.

Appointments can be made by telephone (514-934-8488) or fax (514-934-4404)

Director of Infectious Diseases Clinics : Dr. Vivian Loo 


Chronic Viral Illness Service 

The Chronic Viral Illness Service (CVIS) provides multidisciplinary care and support for adults with chronic infections due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C, hepatitis B or human pailloma virus. The CVIS is one of Canada’s largest clinics specializing in these viral illnesses and provides state-of-the-art diagnosis, care and treatment for these infections and their associated medical illnesses. The CVIS team includes medical specialists and general practitioners, a psychiatrist and psychologist, specialized nurses, outreach nurses, pharmacists, social workers and a nutritionist. 

Research activities include clinical trials of antiviral and immune based therapies, HIV and hepatitis C co-infection, the diagnosis and treatment of human papilloma virus illnesses in men and women, and the impact of HIV on brain (neurocognitive) function. The CVIS also has a busy training program for residents and medical students.

AIDS Consultation

HIV specialized telephone consultation service  supported by a team of experts is available for Quebec healthcare professionals. You can reach us at 1-800-363-4814

Clinical Director: Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy

Research Director: Dr. Marina Klein


J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases

Director: Dr. Michael Libman

The J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases sees patients with any kind of illness related to travel in, or immigration from, a tropical or low-resource region, as well as parasitic infections of all types. We also provide vaccines required for travel to various countries.

We have a Pre-Travel Clinic and a Post-Travel Clinic. Both are located at the Glen site of the MUHC.

Pre-Travel Vaccine Clinic

We offer pre-departure health advice for travelers. We also provide a wide range of routine and travel-related vaccines as well as immunizations required by specific populations, such as those who require biologics or other medications that may weaken their immune system.

No referral is necessary. For an appointment, please call: 514-934-8049


Vaccination Clinic
Glen site
1001 Boulevard Décarie 
Room D02.3312 
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

514-934-1934 ext. 48049


Post-Travel Tropical Diseases Clinic

The Tropical Diseases Clinic (TDC) provides medical care for returning travelers, immigrants, and refugees. We have expertise in imported and parasitic infections. We also provide care for Canadians with locally acquired endoparasitic and ectoparasitic disease or exposure to imported pathogens. We see close to 2000 patients each year for tropical or infectious pathologies, making our TDC the largest centre of its kind in North America.

For an appointment, please call the MUHC appointment centre: 514-934-8488

Important: If you have a fever and have recently returned from international travel, please tell the agent when you request your appointment.


Medical Polyclinic
Glen site 
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Room D02.3312 
Montreal, QC H4A 3J1

514-934-1934 ext. 38805


Dr. Don Vihn

Infectious Diseases Susceptibility Program

The Infectious Disease Susceptibility Program is a translational research program: it applies the findings of basic research directly to patient care. It focuses on the identification and characterization of genetic defects of immunity (Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders) that cause patients to be unusually susceptible to infections. The clinic receives referrals to evaluate patients for underlying immunodeficiencies, focusing primarily on patients with recurrent infections, infections with unusual organisms, or unusually severe infections. 

Coordinator: Dr. Don Vinh