Hospital for Tropical Diseases 

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Emergency Walk-In clinic is open with important changes to make it Covid-secure

  • Email to register with the clinic, including your name, date of birth and mobile phone number.
  • Await email reply /phone call with our team, who will arrange your appointment.
  • The timing of the appointment will depend on the clinical urgency but we aim to see all patients the same or the following day.
  • We need to limit numbers in our waiting area so if you can’t email ahead, please call 07966775952. Please only use this number in an emergency.
  • Please note, this email address and phone number are manned during opening hours (9-5 Monday – Friday). If you need medical attention out of these hours you should attend your local Emergency Department.
  • Your temperature will be taken as you enter the building and you will be asked screening questions. If your temperature is above 37.8 or if you answer yes to any of the questions then a nurse will speak with you to make safe arrangements for your appointment.

    This service is for travellers who have returned from the tropics within the last year who are recently unwell with conditions such as fever, bloody diarrhoea or rash.

    We also see patients who have had a potential exposure to rabies, and will administer post exposure rabies treatment if needed after a risk assessment.

    The HTD walk-in clinic is an adult clinic, and we cannot see children less than 16 years old. If your child is unwell with a fever and you have returned from the tropics, please take them to your nearest emergency department today. Otherwise please ask your GP to refer them to our UCLH Paediatric Infectious Diseases/Tropical team.

    The specialist clinical team at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) provide the UK with diagnoses and treatment of adults and children for all tropical diseases including: parasites, malaria, leprosy, and diseases of the skin, eye, and gut. The Hospital accepts direct referrals from general practitioners or referrals and transfers from other hospitals, and also has an emergency self-referral service for certain conditions. The Hospital serves long and short-term travellers, immigrants and refugee populations. It also provides the clinical infectious disease service for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and houses the National Travel Health Network and Centre and the Find and Treat service.

    Information about the Zika virus

    Click here for more information about Zika virus.



Mortimer Market
Capper Street (off Tottenham Court Road)


020 3447 5959
  • Travelling to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases

  • Update: building work and how it may impact on your visit to hospital

    A lot of road works are underway as Camden Council prepares for the West End Project and the changes to traffic flows around Tottenham Court Road. This is affecting access for pedestrians and vehicles. Please follow signs on fencing around the area.

    Impact of our construction projects

    We are building two new clinical facilities - the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, on Huntley Street and a new cancer and surgery facility, in Grafton Way.As a result of the works please note that parking bays are suspended the following streets:

    • Capper Street
    • Huntley Street (these will open in October 2016 but close again in November 2016).

    The footpath along Huntley Street narrows at certain points which may make wheelchair access difficult.

    If you would like more information about why we are doing this building work click here to visit our new development pages

  • By bus

    From 20 April 2019, bus stops around University College Hospital area will change as a result of the West End Project. Southbound buses will move from Gower Street to Tottenham Court Road.

    Buses 14, 24, 73, 134 and 390 will serve Tottenham Court Road north and southbound. The 73 (toward Oxford Circus) and the 390 (to Victoria) will stop outside University College Hospital on Euston Road.

    Click here to view a local map of bus and tube stops. Please note: You can travel on buses and trams using an Oyster or contactless payment card with pay as you go credit, or you can add a Travelcard or Bus & Tram pass to your Oyster card. You are no longer able to use cash to pay for your bus fare.

  • By Tube

    Nearest tube stations are:

    Warren Street (Northern / Victoria Lines)
    Euston Square (Circle / Hammersmith & City / Metropolitan Lines)


  • By bicycle

    If you cycle to any of our hospitals you can check available local cycle parking on the Transport for London website.

  • Patient transport drop off and collection

    Patient transport drop off and collection at the UCH campus

    Patient Transport Services [PTS], London Ambulance Services [LAS] and private ambulances drop off and collect patients at the front of University College Hospital [UCH] on Euston Road.

    Access should only be from Euston Road and not from Hampstead or Tottenham Court Road. Private vehicles are not permitted to drop off or collect patients from this area nor are they allowed to cross the solid white line into the PTS area, passing across the solid white line in an attempt to turn into the ambulance bay from the west is a dangerous manoeuvre and is an offence prohibited under Regulations 10 and 26 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2012.

    The TSRGD specifies traffic signs and their associated meanings, as well as the regulations associated with them, if breached, Transport for London [TfL] may issue a Penalty Charge Notice [PCN] to unauthorised vehicles.

    We are currently working with Transport for London to find out if we can make the current drop off and collection areas bigger and easier to access.

  • Private vehicles drop off and collection

    Private vehicles drop off and collection at the UCH campus

    Private vehicles can drop off and collect from Beaumont Place at the rear of UCH, parking will not be permitted, only drop off and collection. There are very limited drop off points for other car users. However, when the blue badge/disabled spaces are empty, they can be used by non-blue badge holders for drop off and collection to the University College Hospital. There are no other patient or visitor car parking facilities at UCLH.

  • Blue badge/disabled car parking and drop off

    Blue badge/disabled car parking and drop off at University College Hospital (UCH)

    Here is a map which shows disabled car parking and drop off areas

    Please download the Parking for Blue Badge holders patient information leaflet

    What is a dispensation notice?

    It is a Camden Council’s parking scheme for patients attending University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). Areas in Camden, south of the Euston Road, are not covered by the national Blue Badge disabled parking scheme. If you want to park near, or in UCLH disabled parking bays, you will need to apply for a parking dispensation to use with your Blue Badge. A dispensation notice is required for parking in and around the main UCH site, EGAH and UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre sites only. Dispensation notices are not required for: NHNN/Queens Square, RNTNEH, RLHIM, UCHWMS and EDH.

    How to apply for a parking dispensation

    On your first visit to University College Hospital or the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre you need to park your car and bring the following to the reception desk:

    • Your Blue Badge
    • Your vehicle registration number
    • Proof of hospital attendance letter, showing appointment time and date, e.g. clinic appointment letter.

    Please note: Dispensations are only issued to UCLH patients with Blue Badges who are attending hospital outpatient appointments, day cases and the Emergency Department. They are not issued to carers, relatives, visitors or friends who are Blue Badge holders bringing a non-Blue Badge holder patient to an appointment. Dispensation notices are not issued to inpatients, overnight parking is not permitted.

    If you have a question about disabled parking, or would like to apply for a dispensation notice in advance or would like to speak with a member of staff please email your query to or telephone: 020 344 79922.

    Please note:
    No other car parking is available.

    For information on parking in the areas surrounding UCH please visit

  • Car parking

    Car Parking at the UCH campus

    Please note:
    No car parking (other than patients with Blue Badges who are attending hospital outpatient appointments, day cases and the Emergency Department) is available at the UCH campus.

    For information on parking in the areas surrounding the Hospital for Tropical Diseases please visit

  • Other information

  • Booking transport

    To book transport please contact:

  • Reclaiming transport fares

    If you are in receipt of benefits you may be entitled to reclaim transport fares when visiting the hospital for an inpatient or outpatient appointment. Please ask the clinic staff for an attendance form and take this to the appropriate hospital's Cashiers Office. Reimbursement can be made at the time of your visit if you can produce your benefit book.

  • Assisted travel for disabled passengers

    If you need assistance to plan or make a journey the National Rail Enquiries website provides information on the support available.

    The page provides a summary of the services available including a list of train companies and their access information.

    It is recommended that you book help 24 hours before you travel. This enables staff to give you as much information as possible before your travel; make alternative arrangements for you if the station is not step free or not staffed at the time you wish to travel; and ensure that there are enough staff for all the assistance requests at a station.

  • Congestion charge and ultra low emissions zones

    If you are driving to UCLH please be aware that most of our hospitals are within the congestion charge and the ultra low emissions zones. Find out more on the TFL website:

    For information on reclaiming the Congestion Charge click here.

    For information on reclaiming the ULEZ charge click here.

  • Useful links and contacts


    National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
    London Travel Information: 020 7222 1234

    Patient information leaflets


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