Travel Health & Immunisations

We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurses use up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed.

We cannot accommodate last minute travellers. If you are going away in less than 2 weeks, you should contact the Travel Health Clinic on 0141 889 7656.


Booking your Appointment with the Nurse

  • Travel Risk Assessment
    If you're planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively if you prefer, the form is available from reception. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)
  • Arrange a Travel Appointment
    Once you have submitted your form, please leave a contact number and the nurse will contact you to discuss and arrange an appointment. If you are leaving in less than 2 weeks, you should contact the Travel Health Clinic on 0141 889 7656.
  • Please Allow Plenty of Time
    Please ensure your appointment with the nurse is at least 2 weeks before your date of first travel to ensure that there is enough time to have all your vaccinations.

Prescriptions

If you require a prescription for vaccinations this will be ready to collect 2 working days following your appointment.

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illness on holiday. Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are intending to visit. lf you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack them too.

You may want to consider packing the following:

  • Paracetamol Travel Sickness tablets Plasters and a small crepe bandage
  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte, Anti-diarrhoeal e.g. lmodium
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Anti-material tablets, Water purification tablets, Insect repellent
  • Condoms / other contraceptives
  • Sunhats for yourself and children

Mosquito Bite Avoidance for Travellers

In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.

Download this Information Leaflet for further Information.

Information about Countries & Vaccinations Required

 

Further information about countries and vaccinations
required can be found on the Fit for Travel website.

Travelling in Europe

Travelling in Europe is the European Union’s official website for people travelling in the 27 countries of the EU. Whether you are on holiday or on business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Travel Vaccination Charges

We offer the travel health service free of charge, but unfortunately the NHS does not cover the cost of all the treatments you may need. Therefore, for some services you may need to pay:

There are fees of £15 for private prescriptions for travel vaccines and medicines. If the patient requires yellow fever, they will be charged by the travel clinic at the Glasgow Airport.

Malaria Tablets are NOT provided on the NHS and sometimes can be bought over-the-counter or may require a private prescription. The nurse can advise regarding this or you could discuss with your pharmacist. REMEMBER some tablets have to be started at least one week before you travel and you need continue to take them when you return home for the advised length of time.