Are you planning a trip overseas?
Our travel doctors can prepare a personalised travel pack for you and your family. As a travel clinic Family Dr+ provide all your travel vaccinations including yellow fever and rabies vaccines. Our doctors can update you on the latest information on travel medicine so that you enjoy your trip as healthy and safely as possible. We can update you on the latest information regarding Zika virus and pregnancy.
Our doctors (especially Dr Melanie Simpson), nurses and administration staff are all keen travellers. Our recent trips include (Peru, Central America, Hawaii, South Africa and Ireland).
Why pay for parking in the city to have travel vaccinations when we have free and easy parking?
Family Doctors Plus also offers corporate packages for business travellers.
Our personalised travel packs include medications that you may need in the case of illness while you are away. They include antibiotics, anti-nausea medication, malaria prophylaxis medication and more. Our staff will prepare these to suit your needs, that is, taking your age, medical history and travel destinations into account. We will also give you a travel letter to present at customs and written instructions on when to use medications. For example, if you are travelling to Machu Picchu in South America or to Nepal you need to consider altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can affect anyone and it is best to be prepared in case it affects you.
An important travel hazard that people often forget is rabies. Rabies is transmitted by mammals (eg. dogs, monkey, bats) either through a bite or scratch. Most travellers that become infected with rabies do not travel with the intention of coming in contact with animals, it just happens. Thus please consider rabies vaccination if travelling to countries where this disease exists. And tell your children not to pat any animals, regardless of how cute they are if you are visiting those countries.
Did you know that if you are considering pregnancy and travel to a country where Zika virus is found and become infected there is a time period that you (men and women) need to wait before getting pregnant? Our doctors can advise you further on this important issue and give you the latest information on where Zika is found. Zika infected mosquitoes bite during the daytime. We recommend you pack some DEET containing spray (unless allergic) and spray it on day and night if you are travelling to a country where this virus is found.
We are a fountain of general advise as our doctors are well travelled and have first hand knowledge of many countries. We stay up to date with the latest information on travel medicine available to help you plan your medical/ prevention needs when you travel. Please note that a standard appointment is needed to discuss your travel needs and prepare a personalised travel pack and vaccination schedule for you. Some vaccinations or medications may need to be ordered which may take 2 business days.