Coming to GOSH for an outpatient appointment

Many children and young people never need to stay at GOSH – they come for outpatient appointments with our specialist teams and then go home again afterwards.

Here’s lots of information about what to expect when you bring your child for an outpatient appointment.

The Outpatient Department is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm. We do our best to keep clinics running to time but sometimes we can overrun if a doctor needs longer to explain a condition or treatment to another family. We will let you know if your child’s appointment is running late.

We have several outpatient clinic areas at GOSH – your appointment letter will tell you where your child’s clinic is being held and what time you are expected.

In the main hospital building:

Manta Ray – level 1
Rhino – level 2

In the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) just up the street from the main hospital building:

Zebra – 1st floor
Hare – 2nd floor
Hippo – 4th floor

In the Zayed Centre for Research at 20 Guilford Street, around the corner from the main hospital building:

Falcon – ground floor

What to do before an appointment

Find out what we advise you do before an outpatients appointment, including items you can bring with you. 

What to expect at an appointment

Learn what you can expect to happen when you come for your child's appointment