Why do I need a Travel Medicine Consultation?

Travel Clinics, Medical Consultations and More

What's the purpose of a travel medicine consultation?

A Travel Medicine Consultation helps individuals prepare for the specific health challenges they may encounter while traveling abroad, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable travel experience. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or a travel medicine specialist well in advance of the trip to allow time for any necessary vaccinations, and medications.

What are the benefits of a travel medicine consultation?

Some countries may have specific health requirements for entry, such as proof of vaccinations or health certificates, for example, Yellow Fever.

Some travelers may have specific health concerns or conditions that could be affected by travel, such as chronic diseases, allergies, or pregnancy.

A travel medicine consultation can offer personalized advice tailored to an individual’s health history and destinations to ensure they’re protected.

Can my family doctor provide travel medical services?

Health risks can interrupt any travel, including all-inclusive resorts, cruises, and getaway trips to destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean. A comprehensive consultation with a Travel Medicine Professional will determine boosters for routine vaccines and/or recommend travel vaccinations and medications based on your destination.

It’s always wise to invest in protecting your health before venturing abroad. Most family doctors do not have the specific training and qualifications in travel medicine. Accounting for these services as part of your travel budget will ensure you can enjoy the trip without unexpected health issues.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the provided information, however, it is not feasible for us to update daily. Please book a virtual consultation with one of our Travel Medicine Professionals for current, personalized advice and answers to any questions you may have.

What can a Travel Health Clinic do for you?

  • Provides an immunization plan for recommended or required vaccines to travel.
  • Prescriptions for important medication – both to prevent and treat illnesses.
  • Education for precautions specific to destination(s) such as food and water safety.
  • Address specific personal health concerns or requirements to travel safely.

Before you travel, be sure to book a virtual consult with a Rockdoc Travel Medicine Professional from anywhere in Canada. Our team of certified medical specialists will determine your risk and provide next steps to ensure you are informed and protected against travel-related illnesses.

For optimal results, it’s best to have your travel medicine consultation 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow vaccines to take effect, as some may need multiple doses. For unexpected last-minute trips, we’ll customize recommendations based on your available time before departure.

More about travel clinics

What are Travel Clinics?

Travel clinics specialize in the practice of travel medicine, primarily focusing on providing preventative medical care like vaccines and medications for those planning a trip abroad.

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Available travel vaccinations and medications

We offer the following travel vaccinations and medications:

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