Going travelling? Then we can help.
Our nurses offer telephone travel appointments, so if you think you might need immunisations, please book one of these appointments as soon as possible as some vaccinations cannot be given at the same time and some take a while before they give you full protection. However, even if you are traveling at short notice, please still book a telephone advice appointment as we will need time to obtain your medical records for your consultation.
A telephone appointment can be made by calling our reception team on 01803 553558 (please note that our busiest time on the telephones is 8am-10am)
When booking an appointment please advise reception of your travel destination.
During the telephone consultation with the nurse, you will be asked the travel destination, the dates of travel, where you are staying, the length of stay and if you are pregnant.
If it is decided that you do need further immunisation, then the nurse will book an appointment for you to come into the surgery.
If you are taking children with you, you should check that they have had their full course of childhood immunisations.
The vaccinations available to our patients are:
We may also recommend anti-malaria medication, if this is the case we will advise you to organise this with your pharmacist.
Should you need any other vaccinations which have not been mentioned above we will let you know. These would need to be arranged directly with one of the following:
Mayfield Medical Centre, Totnes Road, Paignton – Telephone 01803 558257
Boots at the Willows, Wren Park, Torquay – Telephone 01803 615874
Exeter Travel Clinic – Telephone 01392 430590
If you need to take medication whilst you are away, make sure you have ordered this from us before you go. Please note that we can only give a maximum three month supply.
This is often the very last items on a traveler’s checklist, yet it is perhaps the most important of all. Cover should be arranged at the time you book your holiday.
European Health Insurance Card
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. Applying for the card is free. However, other, unofficial, websites may charge you if you apply through them.
Click the link below for more details