Travel Clinic Appointments
Travel clinic appointments are available with the Practice Nurse, please collect a Travel Questionnaire form from Reception. When this has been completed please hand the form back into Reception and they will contact you to book an appointment once your form has been assessed by the Nurse
We are not able to provide Travel clinic appointments for complicated travel ie multiple destinations or short notice travel (less than 6 weeks)
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:-http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
During the clinic appointment the Nurse will discuss your requirements such as:-
- Vaccinations required
- Malaria and its preventioin
- Existing medication (prescribed or otherwise)
- General travel advice
Malaria Prevention - Patient UK Information Leaflet
You will be advised at your travel consultation if malaria tablets are required and if so, which are effective in the area you intend to visit.
Chloroquine and Proguanil can be bought from the chemist without a prescription. These drugs are only effective in certain parts of the world where the mosquitoes are not resistant.
The antimalarials:Doxcycline, Malarone, Malarone Paediatric and Mefloquine can be obtained with a private prescription for which a charge of £24.00 is payable at the surgery. The prescription will be generated following your travel consultation and the fee is payable when you collect the prescription.
The cost of medication itself is payable to the chemist. The price is decided by the pharmacy and the price may vary widely between chemists.
Costs of vaccines
Some vaccinations required for travel are free of charge, however certain vaccines are not covered by the NHS and do incur a charge, these are as detailed below. Please note some vaccines are not kept in stock at the surgery and will need to be ordered. If following your travel consultation you require any of these vaccines, you will need to pay prior to them being ordered. All payments are made at reception, cash or cheques made payable to Parsons Heath Medical Practice are accepted. Sorry no credit or debit cards.
Cost for non NHS Vaccines
Non NHS travel fees