Our services

Consultations, examinations and treatment

General Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology is divided into a number of subject-specific specialties and functional clinics which are individually managed and supervised by specialist physicians.

You may use the navigation bar to find more information on infectious diseases, which are the main focus of our department.

If you have any further questions, please contact the administration office of the relevant consultation clinic.

Appointments and information
Phone. +41 44 255 33 22 or +41 44 255 88 31

infektiologie@usz.ch                                             
First registration required at front desk (RAE A 21-23)

Responsible Medical Doctor
Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Zinkernagel

Consultations Office
University hospital Zurich
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
RAE U 53
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Operating hours
08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00

Closed: Saturday/Sunday and public holidays

Contact address
University hospital Zurich
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Zinkernagel
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zuerich

HIV-counselling and anonymous HIV test

Why should I perform a HIV test?

  • New sexual partnership
  • Wish to become pregnant or pregnancy
  • Suspicion of primary HIV infection
  • Needle stick injury, Exposure to blood on mucous membranes/eyes
  • Month after a risk situation
  • Unprotected vaginal sex
  • Oral sex with ejaculation of semen in mouth
  • Oral sex with menstrual blood in mouth
  • Unprotected anal intercourse

We advise patients who wish to have a HIV test and perform a counselling if in situations at risk a postexposure prophylaxis is needed.

We offer a consultation before testing, a blood collection and then a notification and counselling after testing (no written results).

There is currently no anonymous HIV testing until the August 31, 2020.


Without previous booking from the September 01, 2020:

Monday:
17.15 - 18.15 pm

Except public holidays:
14.09.2020

Costs:
Cash only payments: Fr. 50.-
Place:
Raemistrasse 100, RAE U 53


HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP is a medical prophylaxis to protect its user against a HIV infection taking a drug that was originally developed for HIV treatment. In Switzerland, the application is currently not yet approved, but can be prescribed off-label prophylaxis by a physician. The costs of the medication must be borne by the user. To avoid drug-related side effects and the emergence of resistant HI viruses, it is crucial that the prophylaxis is taken under medical supervision.

The PrEP service takes place at the USZ at the ambulatory unit of the division of  infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology.

The consultations take place from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

A pre-registration is mandatory.

The registration takes place via the front desk of the division of  infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology calling: 

+41 44 255 33 22 (telephone manned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

or under

prep_infektiologie@usz.ch

In recent years there have been few cases in which the insurance has refused to cover the costs for the PrEP consultation and the laboratory tests. In the unlikely event that this occurs, the costs must be borne by the client himself (approx. CHF 500 for PreP initial consultation; approx. CHF 350 for PrEP follow-up consultation)

Consultation service for Infectious Diseases


University hospital Zurich, intern
If there are Infectious Diseases problems in either hospitalized or ambulatory patients we will be glad to visit the patient and offer our expert assessment. This service is provided to all clinics of the University hospital of Zurich.

External advice
We offer telephone consultations to practitioners and hospital doctors, respectively regarding management, diagnosis and therapy of all types of Infectious Diseases.

Schedule consultation
By telephone or pager 41533 (attending physician)
and in written form (KISIM)
During the night and at weekends 044 255 11 11
email: infektiologie@usz.ch

Contact address
University hospital Zurich
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Zinkernagel
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zuerich

Antibiotic guidelines
The antibiotic guidelines can be ordered at the Secretariat Hospital Epidemiology
+41 44 255 57 30
cost: CHF 20.00

 
Orthopedic Infectious Disease Service

Joint prostheses are constantly increasing. Prosthetic joint infections are rare but dreaded surgical complications. Bone infections are infections of the bone. Both infections result either of a preceding operation with development of a biofilm on the prosthetic joint, through the expansion of an adjacent infection (skin infection) or by spreading through the bloodstream

The treatment of prosthetic joint infections or bone infections consists of a surgical cleaning or removal of the prosthesis and a long antibiotic therapy, which must be carefully selected to the pathogen found.

In a collaboration with orthopedists and microbiologists, we advise you with questions about prosthetic joint- and bone infections either in our outclinic or during their inpatient stay at the orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist Zürich and in the Schulthess Klinik Zürich.

Registration and information
Phone. +41 44 255 33 22 or 075 432 04 89(daytime)
Phone.
+41 44 255 11 11 (nights, weekends
and public holidays)
E-Mail: infekt.kons.extern@usz.ch

Responsible Medical Doctor
Yvonne Achermann, MD, Attending physician
Prof. Annelies Zinkernagel, MD, Senior physician

Balgrist
Consultation hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 14.30h-17h

Schulthess
Consultation hours
Wednesday: 14.00h-17h


Contact address
University hospital Zurich
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
Yvonne Achermann, MD
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zuerich













 

 
 
Hospital Epidemiology

 

We discover and avoid infections that can be transmitted in the hospital.
We advise physicians in practice in foreign hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics in the care of patients with hospital hygiene problems. Find out more

We also offer:
- Microbiological tests: screening smears, genotyping, etc.
- Inspections of medical institutions to assess the hospital hygiene situation.
- Training of medical personnel.
- Reference Center for Bloodborne Infectious Diseases
- Office hours for patients with multidrug-resistant pathogens (eg. MRSA))


 

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 57 30 (Bettina Franz,
Secretariat Hospital Epidemiology)
Tel. +41 44 255 57 32 (Laboratory Hospital Epidemiology)
Email: spitalhygiene@usz.ch

Responsible Medical Doctor
Prof. Dr. med. Hugo Sax, Senior physician
Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Zinkernagel, Senior physician
Dr. med. Aline Wolfensberger, Attending physician

Antibiotic guidelines
The antibiotic guidelines can be ordered in
writing at the Secretariat Hospital Epidemiology
(spitalhygiene@usz.ch)
cost: CHF 20.00

Contact address
University hospital Zurich
Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Hugo Sax
Raemistrasse 100, HAL 14, C14
8091 Zuerich


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