Travel Consultations & Vaccinations
Are Travel Vaccinations Necessary?
Summit Health specializes in travel vaccinations and specialty vaccines. Our medical team will help you understand your personalized vaccine needs for any destination.
As part of your pre-travel consultation, our medical team will educate you on the travel vaccines or medications available to reduce the risk of contracting an illness on your trip.
With preventative care, we will help you prepare for a healthy and safe trip to any destination.
Receiving travel vaccines before your trip is an important part of the pre-travel routine that is often neglected. At Summit, we aim to educate travellers and to help individuals see the world, safely. Summit Health is committed to ensuring maximum immunization coverage in all populations, from small children to the elderly.
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.
Travel Health Consultation Details
We offer consultations for individuals, couples, families, and large groups. A typical individual travel health and vaccine consult will take 30 minutes and include a comprehensive destination itinerary and personal medical history review by our Nurse Practitioners, along with the administration of any applicable vaccines.
Our Medical Team are travel medicine experts who will discuss recommendations (from the CDC, WHO and other sources) and requirements based on your destinations, activities, time of year, altitude and medical history.
As a full-service travel clinic, Summit Health has built a reputation in Canada as the authority in travel medicine and travel vaccinations.
Summit Health carries all travel vaccines necessary to protect you on your vacation, safari, mission trip, semester abroad, business trip, or backpacking adventure.
We can also provide antimalarial, altitude sickness, and antidiarrheal prescriptions. And, with our variety of hard-to-find travel products in stock, you will be fully prepared for whatever challenges arise during your journey.