The specialist team at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) provide the UK with diagnoses and treatment of all tropical diseases including: malaria, leprosy, chagas, parasites 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 runs a Travel Clinic to help keep people safe when travelling abroad. HTD outpatients also offers clinics for a range of tropical, rare and imported infections and conditions.
HTD also provides clinical infectious disease and general infection services for University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and houses the National Travel Health Network and Centre and the Find and Treat service.
Outpatient services are at Mortimer Market. Inpatient services are at UCH.
Infection services are provided across UCLH sites.
Read more about HTD services and the provisions we are taking to keep patients safe during the pandemic.
Capper Street (off Tottenham Court Road)
020 3447 5959
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.
- Email email@example.com 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.
Travelling to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Bus stops around University College Hospital are changing 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.
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.
Nearest tube stations are:
Warren Street (Northern / Victoria Lines)
Euston Square (Circle / Hammersmith & City / Metropolitan Lines).
If you cycle to any of our hospitals you can check available local cycle parking here. (Please enter postcode WC1 6JB for the Hospital for Tropical Diseases.)
We have a cycle parking area for our patents and visitors surrounding the outside of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing on Grafton Way and Gower Street. There is capacity for 52 bicycles under cover and behind railings. General security monitoring is carried out, but entry and exit to this area is open at all times and so it is essential to bring a suitable lock with you if you plan to use it.
Camden Council is currently implementing a scheme called the West End Project, which aims to reduce motor traffic congestion, air pollution and provide new green spaces and safer provisions for cyclists. You can find maps on their website at https://www3.camden.gov.uk/westendproject/ showing the new facilities they will be providing for pedestrians and cyclists around Tottenham Court Road.
Patient transport drop off and collection at the UCH campus
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 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.
Car parking at University College Hospital
Unfortunately car parking (other than patients with Blue Badges who are attending hospital outpatient appointments, day cases and the Emergency Department) is not available at University College Hospital.
For information on parking in the surrounding areas please visit http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/nw1_2bu/
Blue badge/disabled car parking and drop off at University College Hospital
Download a map which shows disabled car parking and drop-off areas.
View the Parking for Blue Badge holders patient information leaflet.
What is a the parking dispensation scheme?
It is Camden Council’s parking scheme for patients with Blue Badges attending University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). Areas in Camden, south of 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 parking dispensation is required for parking in and around:
University College Hospital at 235 Euston Road
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing at 25 Grafton Way
University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre at Huntley Street
Hospital for Tropical Diseases at Mortimer Market
Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at 170 Tottenham Court Road
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals at Huntley Street
University College Hospital Grafton Way Building (opening soon).
Parking dispensations are not required for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, or our Westmoreland Street hospital.
How to apply for a parking dispensation
When you arrive for your appointment at University College Hospital (UCH), the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital, or UCH Grafton Way Building, park your car and ask for a parking dispensation at the ground floor reception desk. You will need to bring the following:
- Your Blue Badge
- Your vehicle registration number
- Proof of hospital attendance showing appointment time and date, e.g. clinic appointment letter.
If you are given a follow-up appointment while at the hospital you can return to the ground floor reception desk before you leave to obtain a parking dispensation to take away with you for your next appointment.
Please note: Parking 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. Parking dispensations 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 parking dispensation in advance please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 3447 9922. Please note that at least one week's advance notice is required.
No other car parking is available.
For information on parking in the areas surrounding our hospitals please visit http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/nw1_2bu/
To book transport please contact The patient transport service
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.
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.
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.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
London Travel Information: 020 7222 1234