Schistosomiasis Hospital is located in Palo, Leyte, a town 12 kilometers away from Tacloban City, which is located about 2 kms. along the coastal area. According to municipal survey, the town is 4 kilometers away from the fault line in Brgy. Barayong, Palo, Leyte. The building is situated in a slightly elevated area with surrounding low lying barangays. The hospital is built alongside a busy national highway. Shanties line the outside area of the northwest side of the perimeter fence.
The municipality has a population of 70,052 with a 7 person per hectare population density. There are 15,730 households in 33 barangays.
The hospital is a government retained 25-bed capacity, specialty, second level hospital. The hospital was created through PD 1062(I-D-IB) 18.7 dated 1976. It caters to in and out patients with Schistosomiasis and other medical cases including psychiatric service