Casualty and Emergency Services
The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is unable to give telephone advice to members
of the general public
Travellers who have returned from the tropics and are unwell, with fever or bloody diarrhoea, can attend the walk-in emergency clinic at
the Hospital without an appointment or referral.
For other problems please see your local doctor, who will refer you to the Hospital
The investigation and treatment of notifiable infectious diseases, such as malaria, TB and dysentery,
is provided free of charge under the NHS. Anyone requiring investigation for these diseases is eligible, including overseas travellers and visitors to the UK.
We are unable to arrange outpatient appointments directly over the telephone, however,
urgent appointments can be arranged by your doctor. Those who do not have a general
practitioner can register with a GP, as a temporary patient. If you live a long
way from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, you should attend your nearest Accident
& Emergency Department without an appointment.
Healthcare professionals who wish to speak to a doctor about a patient with a potential
tropical disease or emergency admission should contact the University College London
Hospital switchboard on 020 3456 7890 and ask to be put through to the on-call tropical
medicine registrar (24 hour service).
The Hospital for Tropical Diseases emergency clinic is open between 9 am and 4.00
pm 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.