|J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases at McGill Universitys|
| J.D. Maclean Centre for Tropical
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Ave, room L10-509,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
tel. (514) 934-8049 Fax. (514) 934-8224
The Clinic for Tropical Diseases is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tropical illness. The clinical staff include specialists in Tropical Medicine, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immuno-parasitology and is supported by the specialist staff of the McGill University teaching hospitals.
Approximately 1000 new patients are seen annually with a broad spectrum of infectious and non-infectious disease problems. Patients are tourists, expatriates, missionaries, volunteers, immigrants and refugees.
The laboratory diagnostic services that support the clinic include the Parasitology Laboratory of the McGill Unicversity Centre for Tropical Disease and the National Centre for Parasitology (Serology), both at the Montreal General Hospital. The McGill University Hospital Centre laboratories, the National Laboratory for Special Pathogens (LCDC, Winnipeg), the Laboratoire Sante Public du Quebec, the McGill University Institute of Parasitology and the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta) are are all important specialty laboratory resourses used to back up local on site resourses.
Patients are seen by appointment (tel. 514-934-8049) with accomodation of urgent tropical disease problems such as fever or severe diarrhea the same day. Emergencies are seen during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Centre. During evenings and weekends, emergency patients are requested to come to the Emergency Department of the Montreal General Hospital where consultation with Tropical Disease Centre clinical staff can be arranged.
Anyone with a fever, who has been in a malaria endemic country in the past 3 months, is considered a medical emergency until malaria is ruled out.
All clinical visits are covered by the patient's Canadian provincial medicare policies (e.g. RAMQ, OHIP, etc).