Travellers & Patients

Outpatient services of the UKE at the Bernhard Nocht Institute

The consultation hours for travelers and returnees as well as the vaccinations are handled by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) at Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 74 in Hamburg St. Pauli. Head is the tropical disease specialist Prof. Dr. Michael Ramharter.

Travel Clinic

ATTENTION: We point out that only one person can be advised per appointment. Therefore, please arrange a separate appointment for each person to be counseled. Families please arrange a corresponding number of appointments.

Opening hours of the travel clinic for initial consultations and first vaccinations

Mon 1 pm - 6 pm only with appointment via Timeacle
Tue 7am - 9 am
1 pm - 4 pm
only with appointment via Timeacle
Wed - no consultation hours
Thu 1 pm - 8 pm only with appointment via Timeacle
Fri 12 pm - 2 pm only with appointment via Timeacle

Follow-up vaccinations are possible at all opening hours as stated above without appointment.

A consultation via telephone is currently not offered.

Additional information on yellow fever vaccination

If you travel at short notice to a country for which you urgently require a yellow fever vaccination and can't book a short-term appointment, please come to the outpatient clinic personally. Here you have the opportunity to get an immediate yellow fever vaccine after a short consultation. Please note that in these cases we can't offer a complete travel advice. For a detailed consultation, we recommend a regular appointment in our outpatient clinic, at your family doctor or at a specialist for tropical diseases.

The waiting period for a short-term yellow fever vaccine without appointment can be considerable.

Vaccine clinic for immunosuppressed persons

The Bernhard Nocht ambulance of the UKE offers a vaccination consultation for immunosuppressed persons and people who will in future take immunosuppressant drugs.

These include e.g. persons with diseases of the autoimmune type (e.g. rheumatic diseases, chronic intestinal diseases (Mb Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), neurological autoimmune diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis), dermatological autoimmune diseases (e.g. psoriasis), patients before or after organ transplantation or stem cell transplantation, patients or after splenectomy.

You can reach us in the

Bernhard Nocht ambulance of the UKE

Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74

20359 Hamburg

Consultation hours: Thursdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please make an appointment in advance at 040-42818-367. The phone is operated Mondays to Wednesdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. If we are not personally available, you are welcome to leave a message with your contact details on the answering machine and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Please remember to bring a bank transfer slip.

It is also possible to sign up for a consultation through Soarian/UKE.

After returning

Which persons should come to the consultation?

This offer is aimed at sick returning travelers and persons with suspected parasitic infections. Common health problems after a tropical stay include feverish illness, diarrhea and skin changes.

In the case of complaints after your return, a quick examination should be made. The diagnosis will be matched to the symptoms in addition to the screening.

We also carry out screening tests on travelers and migrants who have no complaints but were exposed to a health risk in the tropics. Examples include screening for schistosomiasis after freshwater contact in rivers or lakes in the tropics or in Corsica, as well as screening for Chagas disease in people from Latin America who have lived there for a long time.

Inpatient medical care

In case of acute and life-threatening symptoms, please find further information from the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf about inpatient medical care here:


Bernhard Nocht Centre for Clinical Trials (BNCCT)

The Bernhard Nocht Centre for Clinical Trials (BNCCT) is part of the 1st Department of Tropical Medicine of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). It is located in the historic building of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

Since 2008 the BNCCT performs vaccine trials and offers comprehensive services relating to the conduct of clinical trials in the areas of travel medicine and tropical medicine .

Our services include the management of multicenter clinical trials (e.g. RCTs, IITs), development of regulatory documents, consulting services related to study and protocol design as well as data and safety monitoring.

Please find further informations about the Bernhard Nocht Centre for Clinical Trials (BNCCT) here.

Outpatient clinic for Echinococcosis in Northern Germany

Outpatient Clinic:

+49 40 312 851

Emergency Number for medical doctors only:
Tel.: +49 40 42818-0

Bernhard-Nocht-Ambulanz des UKE am BNITM:

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74 

D-20359 Hamburg