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

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. The Pre-travel Clinic provides health assessments and recommendation to travellers. We provide a wide range of routine and travel related vaccinations. No referral is required. 

Director: Dr. Michael Libman


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