Travel clinicsOur travel clinics are open to everyone and not just patients registered at Island Medical Centre.
They are held at the Gloucester Street surgery on: –
- Monday 16.00 to 18.30
- Tuesday 12.00 to 1400
- Friday 08.00 to 10.00
We advise you make an appointment at the travel clinic at least 4 to 6 weeks before your departure date and it is helpful to tell the receptionist your destination(s) and date of travel.
Travel clinic offers:
- A comprehensive risk assessment of your travel plans
- Advice on any vaccines and anti-malarial medication you may require
- Up to date advice on other issues related to your travel plans
- The ordering of any special vaccines
- A recall system for boosters
When you arrive at the travel clinic you will be asked to complete a travel assessment form detailing your current health, medication, travel itinerary and the nature of your trip. The travel assessment form can be collected from Island Medical Centre and completed before your appointment. Please bring a copy of any previous vaccinations with you.
Initially you will see the nurse for an assessment appointment followed by an appointment with the doctor. Your initial appointment may take up to 30 minutes so please allow plenty of time. Subsequent booster appointments are usually with the GP only.
Please note these are travel health appointments only.
You will be charged a consultation fee for your first appointment and a special reduced consultation fee for each booster appointment plus the price of the vaccines. Please note that the price of vaccinations varies. All fees must be paid on the day of the appointment, we do not permit accounts to be sent for travel vaccinations.
General travel advice.
- Take out adequate travel insurance, informing your insurance company of any medication you are taking and any medical issues you are having treatment for
- Take a photocopy of your passport and any appropriate vaccination certificates, keeping them in a separate bag or securely on-line where you can access them should they be lost or stolen
- Always continue and complete your course of anti-malarial medication when you are back home
- If you become ill on return from your holiday it is advisable to see your GP
Here are some useful travel websites that contain essential information for travellers.