Outpatient clinics are a very important part of the services King’s provides. We see many thousands of outpatients every year and want to ensure your visit goes smoothly.

To make it easy and convenient for you to contact us we have a centralised Outpatient Appointment Centre Service (OPACS). This handles outpatient appointments for most of the services across the Trust.

We also have online forms that make it easy for you to:

When you arrive for your appointment, go to the clinic on your appointment letter. King's campus map will help you find your way around the Trust and you may also find it useful to know which building you need to go to.

After your appointment, please go back to the clinic reception desk to check what you need to do before you leave.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

When you come to your appointment, please bring with you:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any medicines you are taking
  • Any samples your appointment letter asks you to bring
  • Money for prescriptions or an exemption certificate
  • A list questions you want to ask

I need an interpreter or translator – how do I arrange one?

Please ring the number on your appointment letter and an ask for an interpreter to be arranged for you

For more information, visit our interpreting and translation service page.

Healthcare students

King’s is a teaching hospital where our students get practical experience by treating patients. Please tell your doctor or nurse if you do not want students to be involved in your care. Your treatment will not be affected by your decision.


You might be asked to take part in clinical research during your time at the hospital. You can refuse to take part. This will not affect your treatment in any way. If you do take part, the doctor will explain what is involved. They will also ask you to sign a consent form to show you agree to take part.

Smoke-free King's

We are a smoke-free hospital. This means you are not permitted to smoke in the hospital grounds. The use of electronic cigarettes is also not permitted.

As a smoke-free hospital we can provide you with the best care and help you stay healthier.

We offer help to quit to all patients and visitors.