Your appointment with the general medicine service

This page explains what you and your child can expect at your appointment.

Clinic information

Our general children's clinic is held on the ground floor of Evelina London, in the Ocean outpatients department.

The clinic takes place every day, Monday-Friday.

We also hold some outreach clinics at the Mary Sheridan Centre in Lambeth. Find out more on the community paediatrics page.

How do I get an appointment?

Patients are referred to the general children's service by their GP, by the accident and emergency department at St Thomas’ Hospital, by other hospital specialists from Guy’s and St Thomas’ or by specialists at other hospitals.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

To change or cancel an appointment, please contact the appointments office on 020 7188 4000 or email .

Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.

Before your appointment

Please bring along your child’s red book (personal child health record) and any medicines that your child is taking.

During your appointment

At the appointment, you and your child will see an experienced consultant or a registrar (doctor). Appointments usually last around 20 minutes, however this may vary depending on your child’s condition and the assessments needed.

As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.

After your appointment

At the end of the appointment, you and your child will be given a clinic outcome form describing what happens next. Then your child will be discharged back to their GP, given a follow-up appointment or listed for admission or further tests.

After the appointment, we will send you a letter with details of the assessments made at the clinic. A copy of this letter will also be sent to your GP and any other clinicians involved in your child’s care.

The letter will have a contact number if you have any questions.


To change or cancel your appointment, contact the appointments office.

Tel: 020 7188 4000

How to find us

Level 0 – Ocean
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

How to get to Evelina London