Travel Clinic

The Gerringong Family Medical Practice offers a full travel medicine clinic. Whether it is your first overseas trip to Bali, or a climb to Everest Base camp, we have your travel medical needs covered.

Our goal is to help our patients to be well prepared for their holidays, to take all necessary precautions, and to stay well during their trip.

Services Provided:

  • Travel Vaccinations- common vaccinations required include Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Occasionally other vaccines including Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal and Cholera are recommended.
  • Routine Vaccinations- Ensuring all of your routine vaccinations are up to date is very important before travelling eg Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Whooping Cough, Polio, and Tetanus.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination- GFMP is a certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and it is vital to get this vaccination if travelling to a Yellow Fever endemic country.
  • Malaria prophylaxis and other mosquito based disease prevention strategies (eg Zika and Dengue).
  • Advice regarding prevention and management of common health problems that can occur as a result of travelling eg Deep Vein Thrombosis.
  • Altitude sickness prevention- Advice regarding strategies to prevent altitude sickness as well as medication (Diamox) is used. It is also important to know the signs and symptoms of altitude sickness, and know when to seek urgent medical assistance.
  • Advice regarding prevention of diseases spread by contaminated water and food.
  • Advice regarding optimisation of your health and management of your specific medical problems that may have an impact on your travel. For example, emergency supplies of antibiotics for patients with high risk medical conditions.
  • Provision of your health summary and important medical information for you to travel with
  • Provision of extended amounts of medications to cover the full duration of your trip.
  • Advice regarding medical kits and supplies for travelling.

Making an appointment

We ask that you make a 30-minute appointment for travel consultations, especially the 1st one, and ideally come in 1 month before you travel, as vaccinations should be given at least 3 weeks before your departure.

It is recommended that you bring in your travel itinerary so we can fully tailor our advice to your specific travel arrangements. If you are a new patient to our practice please bring a copy of previous vaccinations if you have them.

If you are requiring Yellow Fever Vaccination please remember to bring your passport or drivers licence for identification.

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