The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

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Emergency Walk-In clinic is open with important changes to make it Covid-secure

  • Your temperature will be taken as you enter the building and you will be asked screening questions. If your temperature is above 37.8 or if you answer yes to any of the questions then a nurse will speak with you to make safe arrangements for your appointment.
  • Email 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 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 please attend your local Emergency Department.

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) is the national centre for patients with tropical and infectious diseases. It is the only NHS Hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases and travel related infections. The Hospital serves long and short-term travellers, immigrants and refugee populations and those preparing for travel. We also see a broad range of non-tropical infections from the community and healthcare settings in our infectious diseases clinics, in a rapid and responsive manner.

We are experiencing a technical issue where members of the public receive missed calls from 020 3456 7891. Please be assured that if you do receive a call from this number there is no need to call us, and it can be ignored. This number is no longer in use. We are investigating the issue and will update once it has been resolved.
Please under no circumstances to provide personal or financial details to a caller.

The services we provide at HTD are:

Useful Links:

Travel Health Advice

Get the latest travel health information for each country of the world from the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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Foreign Travel Advice

The UK Government's latest travel advice by country, including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

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Please note that our preferred method of receiving referrals is via NHS e-RS.

From 16th July all new routine referrals from GPs to Consultant-led outpatient services need to be referred via NHS e-Referrals. Referrals received outside of e-RS will not be processed but returned to the referring GP. This is in line with the National ‘Paper Switch Off’ Project. This is to ensure we are compliant with the NHS England 17 / 18 Contract.

Urgent referrals will be processed and a notification will be sent to the GP stating NHS e-RS is our preferred method of receiving referrals.

All referrals are reviewed by a clinician and if it is felt that a patient needs to be seen sooner than the appointment date booked, the appointment will be brought forward.

Contact Details:

Infectious and tropical diseases:
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
2nd Floor
Mortimer Market
Capper Street
London, WC1E 6JB
Patient Enquiries:

Telephone: 020 3447 5959
Please note that we are unable to provide clinical advice over the telephone or via email.

Service Manager:

Dan Lee

GP Enquiries:

Telephone: 020 3447 5959
Fax: 020 3447 9761

For urgent GP advice, telephone 020 3456 7890 and request the contact details for the on-call tropical medicine registrar.
Laboratory Enquiries:

Lab Manager
Spencer Polley

Visit our Online Shop to purchase a wide range of travel-related items such as insect repellents and mosquito nets.

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