Phone our reception team to book your travel appointment with one of our nurses now.
Our nurses are able to provide a full travel advice and immunisation service. This includes vaccinations and certificates for Yellow Fever. They can also give advice on prevention of malaria and they will liaise with our doctors if you need a prescription for medication to reduce your chances of contracting malaria, while abroad.
If you have a trip booked, then please advise our receptionists that you would like to see a nurse for a travel appointment. You will be required to give them some basic information about your planned trip so that your advice and immunisations are appropriate for your trip.
It is sensible to book an appointment with a nurse well in advance of your planned trip as some of the immunisation programmes require several appointments over a prolonged period of time. You can make an appointment in any of our nursing slots, including our extended hours. Hence you can be seen from 7.30am on Wednesdays, or in our once a month Saturday morning sessions. Please note that there will be a charge for some of our travel services as they are not available on the NHS.
Please see the NHS Choices website for more information on travel vaccines:
Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
- whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions – for example, malaria.
- how to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad.
- what to do if you do become ill when you are abroad.
- how to get emergency medical treatment when you are abroad.
European Health Insurance Card
EHIC Helpline Number 0300 330 1350.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the old E111 in 2006.
Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you’re not going abroad to give birth.
The EHIC is valid in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries, including Switzerland. For more information about what is covered in each country see our country-by-country guide. You can apply for a free EHIC online.
Please look at the following websites, to read the information for the county you are visiting:
Videos from NHS Choices:
A simple guide to health precautions when travelling abroad, including vaccinations, taking condoms and a first aid kit, and being careful about drinking water.
Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains out how the infection attacks different areas of the body and what you can do to avoid getting the disease in the first place.
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