TRAVEL CONSULTATION & VACCINATIONs
TRAVEL SAFE, MEET WITH ONE OF OUR TRAVEL HEALTH SPECIALISTS AND GET VACCINATED BEFORE YOUR TRIP!
All travel outside of Canada and the United States confers a certain risk for exposure to illnesses and viruses not present here.
During your Travel Health Consultation you will be informed of all the health risks that you could encounter during your travels.
The health professional, specialized in Travel Health, will make recommendations for precautions to take during your trip, vaccinations to take pre-travel and medications to bring with you. Each case is different (traveler & trip) so it is important to consult with a professional who will make recommendations specific to your case so that you can travel without worry. Here are some other elements to consider…
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR HEALTH CONDITION?
Are you pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant? Are you breastfeeding? Will you be travelling with children? Are you over 60 years old? Do you take any medications? Do you have a particular health condition? Do you have allergies?
Due to these factors and more, it is possible that you will not receive the standard recommendations for vaccinations, prescriptions and precautions to take during your travels.
Only a health professional specialized in Travel Health will be able to properly guide you and make accurate recommendations specific to your needs.
DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE ALREADY FOUND ALL OF THE TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION YOU NEED ONLINE?
While information online can be accurate, it is not necessarily up to date and is certainly not specific to your case. Risks for a given travel destination can change on a daily basis.
To be completely certain and reassured you are encouraged to make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals who will answer all of your questions and evaluate your case.
ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY RAMQ?
Pre-travel health consultations and vaccines are not services covered by the Régie de l’Assurance-maladie du Québec (RAMQ) in any type of clinic.
However, the vaccine fees are reimbursed by many private health insurance plans. You can refer to your health insurance provider using the vaccine DIN number in order to confirm whether the cost is covered by your particular health insurance plan.
When you visit one of our clinics for a travel consultation, you will meet with one of our nurses who is trained in travel health.
The nurse will determine your risk factors for certain preventable diseases in accordance with your destination, length of stay, type of trip, and your medical and immunization history. The nurse will recommend vaccinations and medication to ensure the best possible protection during your stay abroad.
The nurse’s goal is to provide you with the best information on how to protect yourself while travelling, so that you can make the most of your trip and create happy memories to last a lifetime!
If you decide to receive the vaccines which are recommended to you, they will be administered during the same visit.
As well as a giving you useful travel tips, the nurse is equipped to prescribe you antibiotics for traveller’s diarrhea, antimalarials, and medications for high altitude, as applicable.