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Travel & Holiday Health

Cedar Medical         (Rooksdown and Beggarwood Practice)   - Travel Health Clinic

 

Cedar Medical are now holding their travel clinics on a Monday afternoon at Beggarwood Surgery.  You can look at www.travelhealthpro.org.uk and the country(s) you intend to visit, obtaining information and guidance about vaccinations and general information for those countries.  The travel health pro website will inform you of any relevant vaccinations you may require or you can simply complete the travel health risk assessment form, accessible here, and return this to either surgery.  Once completed a travel health risk assessment form for each person who is travelling, please take this/these forms to reception at either surgery who will pass on to our travel nurse.  Our travel nurse will then phone you to discuss your form(s) and the information given.  If vaccines are recommended for your travel she will then book and appointment with you in our Monday travel clinic located at Beggarwood Surgery.  All travel clinic appointments need to be booked at least 6 weeks before your travel date.  If you have less than 6 weeks before you travel you will need to contact one of the private travel health services that can accommodate this.

Telephone advice – Telephone advice requests are booked on a Monday travel clinic appointment only.

Yellow Fever Vaccination – Cedar Medical do offer a Yellow Fever Vaccination service.

Private Travel Clinics

Superdrug – Basingstoke - 10 -13 Hampstead House, The Walks Shopping Centre, Basingstoke RG21 7LG - 0333 311 1007

Reading Travel clinic, Grovelands Medical Centre, 701 Oxford Road, Reading, RG301HG- 0330 100 4292

 

Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illnesss on holiday.

Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are visiting.

If you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack then too.

Holiday Kit

  • Paracetamol

  • Travel sickness tablets

  • Plasters

  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte

  • Anti-diarrhoeal, eg Imodium

  • High factor sunscreen; calamine lotion

Immunisation

  • Always check whether you need any immunisations or malarial tablets before you travel
  • Seek advice well in advance in case you need a course of injections

Other Essentials To Pack

  • Anti-malarials
  • Water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Condoms/ other contraceptives

Medical Insurance

  • Arrange medical insurance
  • Obtain a European Health Insurance Card from the Post Office if you are travelling in Europe. This will entitle you to free or reduced cost medical care within the EU. Take the card with you on holiday. (Care can still be very expensive even with an E111 form.) To obtain a E111 card on line:  http://www.e111.org.uk/

 

 

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