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Travel Clinic Information

The Practice offers a comprehensive travel clinic service for those patients who intend going abroad on holiday or for business.

In order to ascertain what your immunisation and medication needs might be, you will need to make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse at least 6-8 weeks before you travel. Prior to making the appointment you must completed the Travel Questionnaire below and send or bring it to the Practice. This information will allow the nurse to assess the length of appointment you require so that our receptionists can offer you a suitable appointment time.

Travel Questionnaire

We are an approved Yellow Fever Centre. You do not have to be registered with us to access this service, however, if you are not, you will be required to complete a form with basic information before we can book an appointment.

Please note that currently we are unable to offer yellow fever vaccinations and have limited travel appointments available. The local Chapel Lane and Bridge Road pharmacies both offer travel clinics and there are also two specialist travel clinics in Farnborough who will be able to help you if you are unable to wait for an appointment with us. Their details are…

Chapel Lane Pharmacy – 01276 33819

Bridge Road Pharmacy – 01252 542807

Travel Clinic UK – 01252 519479

CityDoc Clinic – 0203 794 6697

There is information about countries and the vaccinations required on the link below, and factsheets on preparing for healthy travel.

Country Information   Preparing for Healthy Travel

It is important to make your initial appointment with the Practice Nurse as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. The Nurse will discuss your travel arrangements during this appointment and probably give you the first of your vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered, e.g. Rabies, as they are not a stock vaccine hence we request you make an early appointment; subsequent appointments will be arranged by the Nurse.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and is, therefore, a chargeable service. A full printed list of charges applicable can be found on the wall by the reception desk.

Travellers who take regular medication should allow time to prepare for their trip well in advance of travel. A medical check-up is recommended to discuss fitness to travel, ensure medication is optimised and sufficient supplies are available. Travellers should be aware that the legal status of their medication may be different outside the UK. Rules for the different countries can be checked with the foreign embassy in the UK but can be difficult to obtain for some countries. For more information, please click on the links below.

Travelling with Medicine

Travelling with Controlled Drugs

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