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What can I expect at my Pre-Travel Consultation?

Who will benefit from a travel health consultation?

Preparing for your appointment

  • Collection and assessment of all your relevant medical history as well as your past, present and future travel plans
  • Personalized recommendations for the vaccinations and medications required for your trip
  • Assessments and recommended prescriptions for the prevention of malaria, traveler’s diarrhea and altitude illness
  • Administration of vaccines required for your itinerary
  • Advice on managing your medical conditions and treatments while traveling
  • Advice on safety and other health concerns in the countries you will be visiting
  • Detailed record of your visit for you and your family physician
  • Vaccination record book
  • Reminder calls when vaccine booster doses are due
  • On-site selection of insect repellants, sunscreens and other travel needs

Any person traveling will benefit from this service by reducing their risk of illness abroad. Some people traveling may have specific needs which we can address during a consultation. These might include:

  • Business travelers
  • Visiting Friends and Relatives
  • Families with young children
  • Volunteer or Aid Workers
  • Adventure travelers (mountain climbing, high altitudes, scuba diving etc)
  • Resort Travel
  • Cruise Ship itineraries
  • Retirement Travel
  • International Adoptions
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding women
  • Immunocompromised Patients
  • Travelers with Chronic diseases
  • Students
  • Mass gatherings (The Hajj, sporting events)
  • Travel to countries that require proof of yellow fever vaccination

We recommend that you have your consultation at least 6-8 weeks prior to your departure date to ensure there is time to receive all vaccination doses that you will require. If you have last minute travel plans, we can still help. Please make an appointment so we can help you prepare as adequately as possible.

Once you have booked an appointment, you will be asked to fill out a Pre-Travel Screening Form. This will take approximately 15 minutes. It can be emailed to you directly or found on our website. Completion of this form prior to your appointment will allow us to spend more or your appointment time discussing your health and wellbeing.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • A detailed itinerary for your trip including any layovers, airline stops, locations and accommodation types within your destination countries
  • Provincial Health Card
  • Third Party Health Insurance plan
  • Any records of your immunization history
  • Current medication list

What can I expect at my Pre-Travel Consultation?

  • Collection and assessment of all your relevant medical history as well as your past, present and future travel plans
  • Personalized recommendations for the vaccinations and medications required for your trip
  • Assessments and prescriptions for the prevention of malaria, traveler's diarrhea and altitude illness
  • Administration of vaccines required for your itinerary
  • Advice on managing your medical conditions and treatments while traveling
  • Advice on safety and other health concerns in the countries you will be visiting
  • Detailed record of your visit for you and your family physician
  • Vaccination record book
  • Reminder calls when vaccine booster doses are due
  • Dietitian services available* upon request for those that have nutrition concerns while traveling
  • On-site selection of insect repellants, sunscreens and other travel needs

*not available at all locations

Who will benefit from a travel health consultation?

Any person traveling will benefit from this service by reducing their risk of illness abroad. Some people traveling may have specific needs which we can address during a consultation. These might include:

  • Business travelers
  • Visiting Friends and Relatives
  • Families with young children
  • Volunteer or Aid Workers
  • Adventure travelers (mountain climbing, high altitudes, scuba diving etc)
  • Resort Travel
  • Cruise Ship itineraries
  • Retirement Travel
  • International Adoptions
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding women
  • Immunocompromised Patients
  • Travelers with Chronic diseases
  • Students
  • Mass gatherings (The Hajj, sporting events)
  • Travel to countries that require proof of yellow fever vaccination

Preparing for your appointment

We recommend that you have your consultation 6-8 weeks prior to your departure date to ensure there is time to receive all vaccination doses that you will require. If you have last minute travel plans, it is also important to make an appointment so that we can prepare as adequately as possible.

Once you have booked an appointment, you will be asked to fill out a Pre-Travel Screening Form. This will take approximately 15 minutes. It can be emailed to you directly or found on our website. Completion of this form prior to your appointment will allow us to spend more or your appointment time discussing your health and wellbeing.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • A detailed itinerary for your trip including any layovers, airline stops, locations and accommodation types within your destination countries
  • Provincial Health Card
  • Third Party Health Insurance plan
  • Any records of your immunization history
  • Current medication list