Emergency Walk-In Clinic

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is unable to give telephone advice to members of the general public

This service is for travellers who have returned from the tropics within the last year who are recently unwell with conditions such as fever, bloody diarrhoea or rash.

These individuals can self-present to our walk-in clinic without an appointment or referral. We also see patients who have had a potential exposure to rabies, and will administer post exposure rabies treatment if needed after a risk assessment.

The HTD walk-in clinic is an adult clinic, and we cannot see children less than 16 years old. If your child is unwell with a fever and you have returned from the tropics, please take them to your nearest emergency department today. Otherwise please ask your GP to refer them to our UCLH Paediatric Infectious Diseases/Tropical team.

On arrival an assessment will be carried out by one of our clinical nurse specialists to determine whether the attendance is appropriate.

Please note, there is no café in the building, it may be advisable to bring a snack with you. On the busiest days the most unwell patients may be prioritised over stable patients who arrived earlier. A wait may also be required for some patients who need blood test results before they leave.

Our emergency walk-in clinic is open 9am to 4pm 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.

You can download this patient leaflet which answers frequently asked questions about the Emergency Walk-in Clinic.

For other problems, such as infectious problems from countries outside the tropics, or problems with a long history or multiple rounds of failed treatment, please see your local doctor, who will refer you to the Hospital if appropriate.

Information about the Zika virus

I am pregnant and have recently visited an affected country - what should I do?

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) are happy to see pregnant women with symptoms on return from abroad, and will counsel/test as appropriate. We do encourage patients to telephone the clinic first on 020 3456 7891 before making the journey to HTD, so that we can advise whether attendance is necessary, and if so how urgent.
Click here for more information about Zika virus.

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