Travel Clinic Services 

Travel is an important part of our lives; in 2017 there were 72.8 million visits overseas by UK residents, a 3% increase from the previous year.

At the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) we believe that whether your trip is for work, holiday or to visit friends or relatives you should be able to travel with up to date, clear and comprehensive pre-travel advice.

What is different about our service?

The travel clinic offers a specialist consultant led service and nurse led service.

Consultant consultations are for those who require specialist medical advice related to travel. This service is available on the NHS but only if you have a referral from your GP or your hospital specialist prior to your appointment. Alternatively you can pay privately for this consultation (see price list)

If you do not require a consultant appointment then you can visit our nurse led service which has an appointment fee in addition to the charges for vaccines and travel supplies (see price list).

Examples of the types of travellers we regularly see include those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, older persons or those who have conditions such as HIV, cancer, sickle cell disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune conditions, chronic kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and post-transplant patients.

What does our clinic offer?

  • Clinical advice
  • Anti-malarial medication
  • Vaccines
  • Altitude medication
  • Private prescriptions
  • Travel related products
    (e.g. mosquito repellents and bed nets)

All patients (regardless of their route of referral) will have to pay for all vaccines, anti-malarial medications, and private prescriptions as well as travel related equipment (e.g. mosquito repellents, bed-nets etc.)

 

What types of consultation do we offer?

 

  • Consultant lead travel advice (NHS or Private)
  • Pre-and Post- deployment heath screens for; humanitarian aid workers, NGO workers, Governmental bodies, academic institutions and other corporate organisations.
  • Post tropical screens
  • Nurse lead travel advice and vaccinations (Private)

Please note if you have a referral letter from an NHS health care provider you will not be charged for your appointment. If you do not have an NHS referral we can offer you a private consultant appointment for which you will be charged.

We do not currently offer walk in appointments.

Opening hours
Monday- Friday 9am -5pm

There are no consultant lead clinics on Wednesdays’ and Fridays’

How do I book an appointment?

020 3447 5999

uclh.htdtravelclinic@nhs.net 

Please download and email a completed travel information form (TIF) and referral letter from your GP or specialist (if available) to our travel medicine service

  • Routine Travel medicine service

    This service is for the paying public without any underlying complex health needs.

    Please note, if you book into one of these slots and during the consultation it becomes clear that you require a more specialist service you will be charged accordingly. You may have to be re-booked into a more suitable slot with a practitioner that can offer you the advice you require.

    There is an initial consultation fee of £20.00 per person.

    We offer a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more (terms and conditions apply).

    How to book:

    Tel: 020 3447 5999

    Clinics are held at:

    Hospital for Tropical Diseases
    2nd Floor, Mortimer Market Centre
    Capper Street
    London WC1E 6JB

    Vaccination and anti-malarial - Price List

    We stock a wide range of products such as mosquito repellents and nets. Visit our online shop

  • Commissioned NHS Service

    In order to access this service you need a referral letter from a GP or hospital specialist.

    Please note, the list below is not exclusive, we are happy to see anyone with any complex needs or those who have been told by other travel clinics that they need more specialist advice.

    • Any condition that means that your immune system does not function as well as it could; HIV, cancer, immune-deficiency, asplenic (no spleen), organ or bone marrow transplant
    • Any condition that requires medication that causes the immune system to be suppressed; biological agent e.g. retuximab, infliximab, Methotrexate, steroids, mycofenolate, cyclophosphomide, azathiaprine
    • Allergy; egg, antibiotics, anti-malarial medication
    • Haematological disorders; sickle cell disease, thalassemia, recurrent Deep Vein thrombosis/pulmonory embolism (pro-thrombotic conditions)
    • Rheumatological/ autoimmune conditions
    • Pregnancy
    • Long term travel > 1year
    • Infants
    • Older-persons (>65 years)
    • Diabetes

    Please note if you have a severe egg allergy and require a yellow fever vaccination, the full allergy testing and desensitisation service can take several weeks to organise. The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given 10 days prior to travel in order that the certificate is valid.

    Please leave enough time before you fly!

    How to refer:

    Email: uclh.htdtravelclinic@nhs.net

    Clinics are held at:

    Hospital for Tropical Diseases
    2nd Floor, Mortimer Market Centre
    Capper Street
    London WC1E 6JB

    Vaccination and anti-malarial - Price List

    We stock a wide range of products such as mosquito repellents and nets. Visit our online shop

  • Private Complex Travel consultation

    This is the same as the commissioned service above for those who are either not eligible for, or do not wish to use, NHS care:

    Please note, the list below is not exclusive, we are happy to see anyone with any complex needs or those who have been told by other travel clinics that they need more specialist advice.

    • Any condition that means that your immune system does not function as well as it could; HIV, cancer, immune-deficiency, asplenic (no spleen), organ or bone marrow transplant
    • Any condition that requires medication that causes the immune system to be suppressed; biological agent e.g) retuximab, infliximab, Methotrexate, steroids, mycofenolate, cyclophosphomide, azathiaprine
    • Allergy; egg, antibiotics, anti-malarial medication
    • Haematological disorders; sickle cell disease, thalassemia, recurrent Deep Vein thrombosis/pulmonory embolism (pro-thrombotic conditions)
    • Rheumatological/ autoimmune conditions
    • Pregnancy
    • Long term travel > 1year
    • Infants
    • Older-persons (>65 years)
    • Diabetes

    Please note if you have a severe egg allergy and require a yellow fever vaccination, the full allergy testing and desensitisation service can take several weeks to organise. The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given 10 days prior to travel in order that the certificate is valid.

    There is a consultation fee of £150 for an appointment with the Consultant, or £95 for an appointment with a Specialist Nurse

    Please leave enough time before you fly!

    How to refer:

    Email: uclh.htdtravelclinic@nhs.net

    Tel: 020 3447 5999

    Clinics are held at:

    Hospital for Tropical Diseases
    2nd Floor, Mortimer Market Centre
    Capper Street
    London WC1E 6JB

    Vaccination and anti-malarial - Price List

    We stock a wide range of products such as mosquito repellents and nets. Visit our online shop

  • Contractual/corporate pre and post travel service

    This service is ONLY available for individuals who work for or study at NGOs, Governmental organisations, academic institutions and private companies with whom a contract has been drawn up.

    If your organisation/company is interested in contacting us about a future contractual service then please email or telephone the HTD travel clinic.

    Health Reviews

    These appointments will require the individual to complete a Health Assessment Questionnaire in advance of their appointment.

    Pre-Assignment Health Review:

    • 45 minutes face to face consultation with a Travel Health Specialist Doctor assess the individual’s medical fitness to travel and carry out their proposed overseas assignment. 
    • Includes physical examination, urine dipstick test and a standard package of blood tests.
    • 30 minute face to face consultation with a Travel Health Specialist nurse: this includes the provision of vaccinations, anti-malarial and HIV PEP as required
    • A full medical report is sent to the individual and their GP
    • A Health Clearance Certificate can be issued to the deploying organisation

    Mid-Assignment Health Review:

    • 60 minutes face to face consultation with a Travel Health Specialist Doctor.
    • The aim of assessing an individual’s medical fitness to continue to travel and carry out their proposed overseas assignment. 
    • Includes physical examination, urine dipstick test and a standard package of blood tests.
    • A full medical report is sent to the individual.
    • A Health Clearance Certificate can be issued to the sending organisation.

    Post-Assignment Health Review:

    • 45 minutes face to face consultation with a Travel Health Specialist Doctor.
    • The aim of assessing an individual’s medical fitness on their return from an overseas assignment.
    • This includes a post-tropical screen, where appropriate
    • All clinically appropriate tests and medications will be offered and are based on the individuals risk and exposure.
    • A full medical report is sent to the individual and their GP including recommendations for medical follow-up if required.
    • A Health Clearance Certificate can be issued to the sending organisation