CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center

Established in the year 1982 to meet the need for a western standard clinic to treat foreign diplomats and aid workers in Nepal, CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center is one of the most reputed and popular destination travel medicine clinics in the world. Over the years, the clinic has expanded its services to a full service clinic cum hospital which provides outpatient as well as inpatient care. The clinic was originally set up as a part of a Canadian project and it was only in 1996 that the clinic was officially registered as the company named Menlha Nursing Home and Medical Center.


Also, the first joint venture company in the health sector in Nepal, the clinic is widely known as CIWEC Clinic and CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center, which are the registered trademarks of Menlha Nursing Home. The clinic is popular not only for its high level of care given to the patients but also for its reliable research and information about health risks in the country. Moreover, the clinic was also selected by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) to participate in its global surveillance program called the GeoSentinel for emerging diseases among travelers which made it the first clinic to be situated in a developing country to be selected by ISTM.

CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center

The company also published over thirty five original research papers and received two international awards for research in travel and wilderness medicine.


Located in Lainchaur, the clinic serves the medical needs and requirements of the patients in its well facilitated and well equipped building. The clinic set up with the goal of providing compassionate medical care of western standards in the most efficient manner has staff from different background, nationalities and languages committed to provide high quality medical services to the patients.

Some of the services offered by the clinic include twenty four hour emergency services, dental services (operatives, crown and bridge prosthetics, periodontics, cleanings, endodontics and oral surgery), confidentiality, outpatient services, inpatient services, ambulance services and physical services such as health screening and health promotion programs and services. In addition to these, CIWEC Clinic also offers other medical and health care services such as Dermatology services (consultation, freezing of warts and biopsy of skin lesion), diet and nutrition advice, Immunization and vaccination services for children as well as adults, Laboratory services, Medical Evacuation assistance and repatriation, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology services, Orthopedic service, Pediatric service, Physiotherapy services, Psychiatric Services, Radiology services, Surgery Consultations and minor procedures. The clinic also offers translation and interpretation for various languages along with travel advice on general hygiene, immunization, high altitude illness and malaria prophylaxis, etc.

The clinic also supports Bayalpata Hospital in Accham district in western Nepal which is run by Nyaya Health along with supporting Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Center in Sanga. The medical team of the clinic also participates in health checkups and vaccination programs for different communities.

For further details, contact:

CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center
British-Indian Embassy Road, Lainchaur
PO Box: 12895, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-4424111/ 4435232
Fax: +977-4412590
Email: ciwecclinic@mail.com.np
Website: www.ciwec-clinic.com