The Paul-Lechler Hospital and Clinic for Tropical Diseases specialises in tropical and travel medicine, microbiology and the epidemiology of infections. The tropical disease department treats around 2500 patients annually.
Over the last few years, the Hospital has also established General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Diabetology departments. The most frequent reason for visiting the hospital is for the treatment of internal diseases. The Paul-Lechler Hospital and Clinic for Tropical Diseases is part of the Centre of Geriatrics at the University of Tübingen.
For many years, pain therapy has been another major treatment priority at the Hospital. In cooperation with the Tübingen project "Häusliche Betreuung Schwerkranker" (Home care of critically ill people), the Hospital’s palliative medicine department is a role model for treatment centres of its kind in the region.
The Hospital was established in 1916 and was initially a medical treatment and convalescent centre for sick missionaries.