Appointments are essential and can be made by telephoning 028 9250 1281. Ideally you should make one to see the nurse at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to travel. Please bear in mind that clinics can vary due to seasonal demand, therefore it is advisable to ensure you allow 1 – 2 weeks to get an appointment.
We do also try to facilitate last minute travellers as much as possible. There is no requirement to see your GP prior to your visit to the Travel Clinic.
The telephone contact number is available 24 hours per day - if one of our Receptionists is not at her desk, please leave a message including NAME, DESTINATION, DATE OF TRAVEL + TELEPHONE NUMBER (the one you are easiest to contact on). Your call will be returned within 24 office hours.
We currently have 3 – 6 clinics per week running and increase/decrease these as appropriate. The current waiting time for an appointment is 1 week.
What you need to bring
When you attend for your appointment you will need to bring with you a list of any travel vaccinations you have had in the last 10 years. If you do not have a record of this, then you may be able to obtain the information from your GP practice.
Please ensure you do this prior to your visit to the Travel Clinic as the nurse does need this information to enable her to carry out an accurate risk assessment. You should also bring your travel itinery and a list of any current medications.