Are Travel Clinics Covered by Insurance or Benefits Plans?

Travel Clinics, Health Insurance, Benefits Plans and More

Are travel clinics covered by OHIP or MSP (public health insurance)?

Do travel clinics take insurance?

Travel medicine consultations are not covered by provincial health, and therefore must be paid for privately.

Travel clinics are not free in Canada primarily due to several factors:

  • Travel clinics often operate independently from the publicly funded healthcare system. They are typically private clinics that specialize in travel medicine. These clinics invest in additional training, equipment, and resources to provide these specialized services.
  • Travel-related vaccinations and advice are considered elective or optional medical services.
  • Travel clinics provide specialized healthcare services tailored to an individual’s specific travel plans and destinations.

Does extended health benefits cover travel clinic services?

Can I claim travel medicine consults with my insurance provider or extended health benefits?

Many extended health benefits and insurance providers may cover all or part of the travel consultation. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered and what documentation you may need to submit for reimbursement.

Can my family doctor provide travel medical services?

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 Travel Vaccinations do I need?

Your travel medicine professional will discuss your itinerary, planned activities as well as your medical and immunization history to conduct a risk assessment to determine which vaccines and/or medications are appropriate for you.

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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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