Travel Medicine for the Caribbean and Mexico
The West Carleton Family Health Team clinicians are not travel medicine specialists but can be of assistance for short term travel to the Caribbean or Mexico and can provide basic advice on malaria protection and some vaccines. It is recommended you see a Travel Medicine Specialist 6 weeks prior to your departure.
For travel to locations other than Caribbean/Mexico or stays longer than 2 weeks, an appointment needs to be made with a travel medicine specialist (not at WCFHT).
Travel medicine and immunizations related to travel are services that are NOT covered by OHIP therefore patients must pay a fee for services received. A fee is charged for the consultation even if the physician finds that they are not qualified to assist you after discussing your travel plans with you. If you have any concern that your Family Physician may not be able to help you, you are strongly encouraged to see a travel medicine specialist.
The fees associated with these services:
If you have not previously seen your physician for travel prescriptions related to short duration travel (1-2 weeks) to the Caribbean/Mexico:
If you make an appointment at our clinic, you must bring with you:
**Please note we accept Cash, Debit or Credit when paying for Travel Medicine appointments.
TRAVEL APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT ALL FAMILY MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE.
If you are planning on attending a travel medicine appointment at our clinic and a family member is not able to attend with you, you will still be able to get the travel advice and prescriptions for them if you print out and complete the travel medicine release form. You will need to have this form completed and signed before you arrive for the appointment. If a child under the age of 18 is not able to attend with you the Doctor will require you to bring their current height & weight for the correct dosage on their prescriptions. You do not have to fill out the consent form if your child is under 18 years of age. Payment for their appointment will still be required.