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Travel Health Clinic Appointments

If possible try to book your Travel Health Risk Assessment appointment with the nurse 6 - 8 weeks before you go. If you are late in coming in, book an appointment anyway. Certain vaccinations need to be given over several weeks so it is better to come in as soon as possible, especially at busy times of the year for Travel Health appointments. 

If you have an appointment at the Travel Health Clinic you MUST complete the Pre-Travel Questionnaire beforehand. Please bring the completed questionnaire along with your vaccination history and your Occupational health information to your appointment or email them to us at kingscollegehc@nhs.net. This will help us provide you with a better service.

Before you arrive for your travel health clinic appointment the nurse will expected you to have read any advice on where you are travelling to prior to your appointment. If you are uncertain whether you need to have a course of vaccinations or would like advice please view the following website: Fit for Travel.

Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance for your destination AS SOON AS you have booked your flights. Make sure you have an up to date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if travelling within the EU. Be aware that there are some unofficial websites that try to charge people for this service, but you can get your card for free via the official EHIC website.

Cost of Travel

Many travel vaccinations are not covered by The National Health Service (NHS) but you may have to pay for some. You can discuss this with the nurse at the time of your appointment.

Please remember to bring either cash or credit/debit card to your appointment. For your information and convenience you can view the price list HERE

From time to time there are national shortages in supply of vaccines. If the Health Centre vaccine stocks run low you may like to approach the following alternative Travel Health Services providers. Please note this list is not exhaustive nor are we recommending any particular service.

NHS Travel Clinics

The Royal Free Travel Health Centre
University College Hospital (UCH) Travel Clinic

Non-NHS Travel clinics

Boots Travel Vaccinations and Advice
Fleet Street Travel Clinic
MASTA Travel Health
Medicentre's Travel Vaccinations
Nomad Travel Health Service
Trailfinders Travel Clinic
1st Contact Travel Clinic

Useful Websites

Here are some useful travel websites to peruse before your Travel Health Risk Assessment with the nurse. Please bring any questions you have to the appointment.

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