Hospital & Location

The Hospital serves those who are preparing to travel together with long and short term returned travellers, immigrants and refugee populations. It also provides the clinical infectious disease service for UCL Hospitals NHS Trust and houses the National Travel Health Network and Centre (www.NaTHNaC.org).

The Hospital has a specialist staff of thirteen consultants who specialise in many different aspects of tropical medicine, which include, parasitology, malaria, leprosy, ophthalmology, dermatology, gut-infections and paediatrics. The Hospital accepts direct referrals from general practitioners or referrals and transfers from other hospitals, the Hospital also has an emergency self-referral service for certain conditions. (see emergency admissions)

The Hospital provides:

  • Acute Critical Care
  • 24 hr Emergency Service
  • Advanced Treatment & Management of Tropical and Travel Related Diseases
  • Advanced Inpatient & Outpatient Facilities
  • Pre & Post Tropical Travel Screening
  • GP Referral Service
  • Specialist Clinical Parasitology Dept.
  • 24 hr Advanced Diagnostic & Testing Facilities in Tropical, Travel and Infectious Diseases
  • UK Reference Centre for Travel Medicine
  • Consultant led Travel Clinic

The Hospital is unable to give specific advice to members of the general public over the telephone or via the web-site. Healthcare professionals who wish to speak to a doctor about a patient with a potential tropical disease, emergency admission or urgent referrals should contact the University College London Hospital switchboard on 0845 1555000 and ask to be put through to the on-call tropical medicine registrar (24 hour service).

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) is a member of the University College London Hospitals, NHS Trust, other Hospitals in the group are:

  • The Eastman Dental Hospital
  • The Middlesex Hospital
  • The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • The United Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital & Hospital for Women, Soho
  • University College Hospital
  • The Heart Hospital

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is located at: (View Map)

Mortimer Market
Capper Street
Tottenham Court Road
London WC1E 6JB
Telephone: 02034567891
Fax: 020 7388 7645

Address for correspondence:

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
2B Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7DN

In-Patient facilities are located at:

T8 - UCLH
235 Euston Road
London NW1 2BU

Travelling by Public Transport
The Hospital is conveniently located between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street which run North to South on either side of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and the Euston Road which runs East to West on the northern side of the Hospital.

By Bus
Nos. 10, 24, 29, 73 and 134 all run along Tottenham Court Road (going north) and Gower Street (going south). Nos. 27, 135 and 253 all run along Hampstead Road towards Warren Street and Euston Square tube stations. Nos. 18, 27 and 30 run along Euston Road towards Warren Street and Euston Square tube stations.

By Tube and Rail
The nearest underground tube stations are: Euston Square, Euston Station, Warren Street, Goodge Street.
The nearest mainline stations are: Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras.


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