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Be prepared for your trip

Why should I book a travel consult?

If you’re planning a trip overseas, it’s important to consider your travel health needs and to ensure that you stay healthy and enjoy your trip away. Here are some reasons why a travel medicine consultation is important:

  1. Immunisations
    • Depending on your destination and travel plans, you may require specific immunisations to protect against diseases such as yellow fever, hepatitis A, typhoid fever and even influenza. At Fountain Gate Medical Centre we can assess your immunisation history and recommend any necessary vaccines to ensure you’re protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
  2. Travel safety advice
    • Your doctor can provide advice on staying safe and healthy while travelling, including tips on food and water safety, avoiding insect bites, and managing altitude sickness.
  3. Risk reduction
    • Your healthcare provider can advise you on the risks associated with your destination and provide recommendations on risk reduction strategies. For example, if you’re travelling to an area where malaria is prevalent, your healthcare provider may recommend antimalarial medication and provide advice on how to prevent mosquito bites.
  4. Taking care of your health
    • If you have pre-existing medical conditions or special needs, such as pregnancy, your healthcare provider can provide specific advice and recommendations to ensure you stay healthy and safe while traveling.

Dr. Michael Long has been providing specialised travel medicine consults to patients since 2005 and is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the Travel Medicine Alliance of Australia. Dr Long is up to date with the latest information on infectious diseases worldwide and is able to provide you with tailored advice for your itinerary.

Fountain Gate Medical Centre stocks travel-related vaccines and travel medicine packs in case of illness overseas. We are an accredited yellow fever vaccination clinic.

It is recommended to book an appointment with your doctor for personalised travel and immunisation advice, 6- 8 weeks before you travel to ensure adequate time for immunisations.

Please book a double appointment to discuss your travel plans and to obtain the latest travel advice.