Department of Travel Medicine and Travel Clinic

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 Clinical advice
Medication Anti-malarial medication
Vaccines Vaccines
Altitude medicationAltitude medication
Prescriptions Private prescriptions
Repellents etc Travel related products (eg 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 (eg mosquito repellents, bed nets etc).

What types of consultation do we offer?

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

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 appontment?

Telephone020 3447 5999

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.

TIFs can be downloaded from our website

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