For urgent care and emergency contacts
Lab accidents and needlestick injuries
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding College closure days and UK public holidays)
Tel: 020 7594 9401
Where to get help
We are the primary source of support for staff and students across all campuses, we also have arrangements with hospital Occupational Health Services on other campuses to provide emergency assistance for exposures to clinical materials (blood, serum, human tissue).
Please note that they do not always have a physician or Occupational Health nurse present throughout their opening hours, so please phone us first before attending.
All accidents must be reported to the College Safety Department.
Emergency support for all campuses
|South Kensington|| Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)
|Hammersmith (Closed since 20th March) nearest Urgent care centre is now Charing Cross||Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)|
|Charing Cross||Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)|
|Royal Brompton|| Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)
Trust Areas: 3333
|St Mary's|| Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)
|White City||Security: 4444 (+44 20 7589 1000)|
|Northwick Park|| Security: 3999 (+44 20 8869 3999)
Cardiac Arrest: 2222 (+44 20 8869 2222)
Fire: 3333 (+44 20 8869 3999)
|Silwood Park||Security: 42444 (+44 20 7594 2444)|
If you have a needle stick or sharps injury including blood splashes on to broken skin or into eye nose or mouth, please seek help from the hospital Occupational Health department or outside core hours from A&E. You should also report any exposures via the College online accident reporting system as well as to the Trust and School including the College Occupational Health Service.
|Hospital||Telephone number||Occupational Health Location||Opening hours|
|Charing Cross||+44 20 3313 7010||4th Floor, West Wing||09:00 - 17:00 (limited service)|
|Hammersmith||+44 20 3313 7010||2nd Floor, Hammersmith House||09:00 - 17:00|
|Harefield||+44 18 9582 8721||Hill End Road||09:00 - 17:00|
|Northwick Park||+44 20 8869 2580||TT Block||09:00 - 16:00|
|St Mary's||+44 20 7886 6799||Basement Mary Stanford Wing||08:00 - 16:00|
We are not able to provide medical help or treatment, if you are feeling unwell please seek advice from your GP or you can find further information here.
If you are a student at Imperial College, you are eligible to register with the Imperial College Health Centre which is an independent General Practice. It is accommodated in the College’s premises, but is not part of Imperial College itself. In accordance with normal NHS rules it usually treats only those patients who are registered with it under the NHS.
The College has however negotiated with the Practice for it to provide certain services for members of College staff who are not registered there.
These services include:
- Assessment and treatment of true emergencies due to sudden illness or accidents
- Use of the sick bay during working hours for those who are seriously unwell
- Care of wounds and provision of necessary dressings
- Removal of stitches following injury or operations
- Access to and assessment by our visiting psychiatrist following a referral from Occupational Health
If the surgery is closed and you need urgent medical care you should make an appointment to see your GP or visit the nearest walk in centre Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Alternatively, you can call NHS 111 if you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor.
You can ring the free 111 service at any time, day or night.