Travel relating to your adult education can be exciting and challenging.
In many instance however it can include travel to remote locations and/or participation in activities with the poor and disadvantaged. For health students this may include being exposed to diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, often in substandard health care settings. Advice from a specialised travel doctor is imperative.
Those who are travelling as part of a group may like to take advantage of the services offered by our group liaison nurse.
A seasoned and experienced traveller herself, Helen’s role is to discuss, guide and customise our services to meet the needs of each group. Over the years we have found that the best outcome is when we liaise early with group coordinators. Once we have established a health plan for the group, a profile is set up in the clinic and all subsequent participants who attend for a consultation receive clear and most importantly, consistent medical advice. All our staff are friendly and helpful, and eager to make this as easy a process for you as possible and all our vaccines and medications are kept on site to minimise the number of consultations required.
If you are looking for an individual consultation ,make an appointment! Give us a call first if there are two or more of you going to the same destination and you want to come together. Bring along your itinerary and past vaccination history. Book 6-8 weeks in advance of departure if you have time.
If you are travelling as a group and want to ask about our group services, it is often easier to start by sending us an email. Include numbers and age of participants, an itinerary if you have one already and most importantly departure date. Our liaison nurse Helen will get back in touch with you.
There is no out of pocket expense on consultation fees for school and university students.
Travel vaccines are generally not covered by Medicare but we keep our prices competitive. All vaccines and travel health related medications and products are conveniently kept onsite (to reduce the need for repeat visits).
We offer specialised advice and low cost post exposure medication for those health students at risk from HIV.
At no cost we often give talks to travelling groups, as well as other health care workers.
There are some conditions around our ability to do this, and giving us plenty of notice is one of them, but have a chat with Helen and we are happy to accomodate if we can.
Our self treatment medication kits need to be prescribed by a doctor during a consultation.
Helen can advise group coordinators of additional options for individuals and the group as a whole and can also assist with non-prescription medications and first aid items if needed.
If anyone is sick whilst they away or becomes so shortly after return, we recommend a consultation with one of our doctors instead of a local GP. We are better placed to take into account health risks relating to the trip in the event they are relevant.
Group coordinators are also able to email us for advice whilst away, for non-urgent medical problems.