What are Travel Clinics?

Travel Clinics, Travel Vaccines and More

What are travel clinics?

What do Travel Clinics do?

Travel clinics specialize in the practice of travel medicine, primarily focusing on providing preventative medical care for those planning a trip abroad. This includes vaccinations against endemic diseases (eg. yellow fever), prescribing medications to prevent travel-related illnesses (eg. traveler’s diarrhea, malaria), and other resources to keep travelers healthy and safe while overseas.

What are travel medicine professionals / travel practitioners?

What do travel medicine professionals / travel practitioners do?

Travel medicine professionals (sometimes called travel practitioners) have special training to assess and make personalized health recommendations for travelers to stay healthy when traveling outside of the country. They stay up-to-date with outbreaks worldwide, regional guidelines and may prescribe vaccines or medications.

What does a travel medicine consultation include?

A travel medicine consultation involves meeting with a medical professional who provides travelers with destination-specific advice concerning current risks, medications and vaccines that are recommended or required, and advice to prevent illnesses while abroad.

For destinations where high-risk diseases or illnesses are present, it is particularly important to speak with a travel medicine professional.

Rockdoc’s Travel Medicine Professionals have specific qualifications and certifications in Travel Medicine. They can recommend and prescribe vaccines and medications tailored to your travel plans and medical history. As such, most family doctors do not provide this service.

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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Available travel vaccinations and medications

We offer the following travel vaccinations and medications:

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