Travel Clinic

Introduction

Welcome to the travel clinic. We aim to provide an efficient comprehensive service to our patients for their travel requirements. However many people are now travelling to more exotic destinations and their itineries are more complex.This has increased the complexity of the clinic and the advice we give The advice and number of vaccinations required depends upon destinations, duration of travel and planned activities while abroad. Often a course of vaccinations is required over a minimum period of one month, some ideally require to be given over a period of 6 months to confer best protection.We request that you give consideration to your travel immunisation requirements in good time.  We have been running the clinic for many years and have significant experience. The advice and many of the immunisations are free to patients.

For uncomplicated travel advice  - i.e single destination, staying for less than 4 weeks - Plan to have travel appointment 2 months prior to departure.

If  you have a complicated medical history OR multi destinations are planned or you are working/playing sports with local population, or you are travelling for longer than 1 month, then your travel appointment should be planned 6 months before.

Booking

Bookings for travel clinic may only be made when a booking form has been completed. This enables the nursing staff to make an assessment prior to your appointment as advice for some areas changes regularly. The form is available to download. (Please click here) or from reception. Please complete ONE form for EACH person travelling and either bring in person or fax to the surgery. When we have this form we can make your appointment.

The travel clinic does not have infinite capacity and clinics become booked up many weeks in advance and many immunisations require a course of injections. As soon as you have made arrangements for a trip please complete the form and return it to us as quickly as possible so that we can make your appointment (preferably at least 6 weeks prior to travel). From time to time patients request urgent slots to be seen. If we have an available appointment this is possible but if not you will need to make your arrangements via an alternative clinic. Details are below. PLEASE do not ask to be excepted from this arrangement.

If you need to discuss contraception or ongoing medical problems for your trip please make a separate appointment with the nurse or GP to discuss these as they will not be discussed in the travel clinic.

Fees

Many of the immunisations for travel are available on the NHS. However, some medications are not available on the NHS for travel purpose. Please find below the costs of those items, which are NOT available on the NHS and the relevant fee. Payments are accepted by cheque or cash or credit card. ( Please make cheques payable to Old Coulsdon Medical Practice)

Yellow Fever £65 + certificate
Hepatitis B £120 (Course of 3 injections @ £40 each)
Hepatitis B paediatric dose £90 (Course of 3 injections @ £30 each)
Rabies £165 (Course of 3 injections @ £55 each)
Meningococcal ACWY £60
Tick-Bourne Encephalitis £210 (Course of 3 injections @ £70 each)**
Tick-Bourne Encephalitis Paediatric dose £180 (Course of 3 injections @ £60 each)**
Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro) £180 (Course of 2 injections @ £90 each)**
Malaria medication £15 for prescription *

* - Please note this is a private prescription charge only. The pharmacy will also charge you for the cost of the medications.

**- Ordered on an individual basis. These vaccinations need to be paid for in advance of ordering and cannot be refunded.

Further Help

8 weeks to travel website www.8weekstogo.co.uk

NHS Choices Travel Website www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Travel-immunisation/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Private clinics available:

www.masta-travel-health.com | www.superdrug.com/page/travel-clinics 

Jabs Travel Clinic

The Officers' Mess, Coldstream Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5QX Tel. 01883212010

Vitaltone Pharmacy

14 The Square, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6QA Tel. 01883337257

Tesco Pharmacy 

8 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA Tel. 02038015411

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