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
Prior to your appointment it is essential that you download a travel assessment form from the appropriate link below.
The travel assessment form must be completed and returned by email to email@example.com no later than the Friday before your travel clinic appointment.
A full travel itinerary is essential as vaccines can differ, country to country and also region to region in each country.
If your itinerary is incomplete, you may be asked to rebook your appointment.
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.