Tropical diseases walk-in clinic 

Emergency walk-in clinic

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The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is unable to give telephone advice to members of the general public

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

Unfortunately we are unable to see children aged 16yrs or less in our walk-in clinic. Children who are unwell after return from abroad can be referred by their GP to our UCLH Paediatric ID/tropical clinic and will usually be seen within 2 weeks, however children with a fever after return to the tropics should be seen urgently in their local Emergency Dept.

These individuals can self-present to our walk-in clinic without an appointment or referral.

On arrival an assessment will be carried out by one of our clinical nurse specialists to determine whether the attendance is appropriate.

Our emergency walk-in clinic is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. If you need to attend our emergency clinic out of working hours you should go to the Accident & Emergency Department at University College London Hospital, which is situated on the corner of 235 Euston Road and Gower Street.

The nearest tube stations are: Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and Goodge Street.

For other problems please see your local doctor, who will refer you to the Hospital if appropriate.

The Rapid Access Infectious Diseases (RAID) clinic is for patients with suspected or confirmed acute infections. It is a service for patients who do not need admission but warrant prompt ID assessment and management. Typical patients may include individuals with unexplained fever, or with cellulitis or resistant UTIs. Some patients assessed in this clinic may be transferred to the OPAT service (see below) for treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

GP referrals to this service can be made by contacting the HTD registrar on 07908 250924 or emailing a referral to specifying RAID in the title. We aim to see referred patients within 2 working days.