Department of Travel Medicine and Travel Clinic

The Travel Medicine Clinic, housed within the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) at UCLH, opened its doors to the public in 1989. It is committed to the pursuit of excellence in prevention of travel related medical conditions, treatment, training, and research.

It seeks to enable adults and children with complex, underlying medical conditions to obtain the information, risk assessments, vaccines and anti-malarial medication that they need to be able to travel as safely as possible.

We do not offer a walk in service, all appointments must be pre-booked.

The travel clinic service is available 5 days a week. Please note there is no consultant service on a Friday.

Please note that all appointment charges exclude any charges for vaccinations or tests.

Family appointments are offered but charges will be applied on a per person basis.

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

Vaccination and anti-malarials - Price List

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

We currently offer several different streams of consultation:

  1. Routine travel advice and vaccinations: a nurse led service.

  2. The complex traveller: commissioned NHS service: those under the care of a hospital specialist or who require specialist input for their travel advice.

  3. The complex traveller: private consultant / nurse consultation: those under the care of a hospital specialist or who require specialist input for their travel advice.

  4. Contractual/corporate pre and post travel service: for humanitarian aid workers, NGO workers, Governmental bodies, academic institutions and other.
    We hold current contracts with: LSHTM, MSF, PHE/WHO rapid response team, RSPB.
    This service is ONLY available for individuals who work for or study at the above organisations.


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: (View Map)

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

Vaccination and anti-malarials - 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 (>1 year)
  • 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: The HTD Travel Clinic

Clinics are held at: (View Map)

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

Vaccination and anti-malarials - 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 (>1 year)
  • 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: The HTD Travel Clinic

Tel: 020 3447 5999

Clinics are held at: (View Map)

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

Vaccination and anti-malarials - 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 to 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 is to assess 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 deploying organisation.

Post-Assignment Health Review:

  • 45 minutes face to face consultation with a Travel Health Specialist Doctor.
  • The aim is to assess 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, 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 deploying organisation.

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