Each patient who attends the Travel Clinic must have an individual risk assessment which is best medical practice involving both you and a member of our dedicated Specialist Nursing Team to ensure that you are prepared, protected and ready for your trip.
To enable the nurse to carry out a risk assessment you will be required to complete a form with your travel details and general health and medication information -- (please do this immediately on arrival and have it ready for the beginning of your assessment)
It is also very important to have information detailing dates and names of any travel vaccinations you have received in the last 10 years (this needs to be obtained from your GP in advance).
This will allow the nurse to give you correct, up to date and relevant advice for the trip you are taking.
Basic travel advice includes care in the sun, food and water hygiene, insect repellents, safe sex, first aid – and we can also offer advice on specific topics such as Malaria medication (and issue prescriptions), long haul flying, acute mountain sickness, travel in pregnancy and accident prevention to name but a few.
During your visit to the clinic please feel free to ask us for any information relevant to your trip.
Unfortunately, risk assessments cannot be carried out by telephone and can only be on an individual basis. Only one trip can be assessed during your appointment so if you are taking another trip to a different destination then a new appointment should be made for this.
There may be a fee of £25 per person for consultation & risk assessment when private vaccines are required – there is no fee for children under the age of 16 who are registered with a GP in Lisburn Health Centre.