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San Lazaro Hospital Manila

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The San Lazaro Hospital is a public general hospital with a 500-bed capacity that provides free health care delivery service particularly among the depressed, underserved and underprivileged sectors of the society. It was founded in 1577 as a dispensary clinic in Intramuros by Spanish Frey Juan Clemente. San Lazaro Hospital was relocated to its present site which is formerly known as the Hacienda Mayhaligue, a land owned by a Chinese mestizo who donated the rentals collected from the tenants for the maintenance and upkeep of the lepers of the Philippines.

The hospital was left to the care and management of the American government in 1898 which converted it as a contagious disease hospital. In 1918, management and operations of the hospital was finally transferred to the Filipinos. San Lazaro Hospital mental patients were transferred to National Mental Hospital ( National Center for Mental Health) while its leper patients were transferred to the Tala Leprosarium, now Jose N. Rodriquez Memorial Hospital. Today, the San Lazaro Hospital is a SLH is a referral facility for Infectious/ Communicable Diseases and a special tertiary hospital under the Department of Health (DOH) which is subsidized by the national government.

As a specialized tertiary hospital, the San Lazaro Hospital Manila became the National Reference Laboratory for Tests on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and STIs. It provides laboratory referral services, training of laboratory personnel, evaluation of test kits and reagents and maintenance of quality assurance for above laboratory tests. The hospital aims of becoming a center of excellence for the provision of quality patient care among patients with infectious and communicable diseases and be the arm of the Department of health in the promotion and prevention of such diseases. As a health institution, it also aims in providing quality patient care and longer life expectancy among patients with infectious diseases through efficient and effective curative, preventive and promotive management of diseases.

San Lazaro Hospital Manila is located at Quiricada St., Sta. Cruz, Manila with Telephone No.: 732-3776 to 78 loc 202/203, 732-3106, 732-3125 Fax No.: 711-6979.

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