Planning your trip
When making an appointment for travel vaccinations please note that you need to:
Advise reception the appointment is for travel medicine so you are booked in to see a doctor who specialises in this area. If you are travelling to Africa or South America you will need a longer appointment, so please let us know when booking.
Allow six weeks before your departure date for the first visit to maximise vaccine coverage. This is not always possible but is ideal. We can still help you stay well while travelling whatever your departure date.
Have decided on the length of your trip, the type of accommodation that you will be staying in and activities that you will be involved in.
These are all important factors when advising you regarding travel health. Bring your itinerary so that we can give you the best possible advice.
Alert the doctor if you have any chronic illnesses, are allergic to anything or take any medications.
You will be charged an initial consultation fee (depending on complexity of your trip) of which a portion can be claimed from Medicare. Follow up visits to complete the vaccine course planned at this visit are bulk-billed. If you have private insurance with pharmaceutical cover you may be able to claim a portion of the vaccine costs.