The West Carleton Family Health Team Physicians are not travel medicine specialists but can be of assistance in basic advice on malaria prophylaxis and for help with some vaccines. You need to see a Travel Medicine Specialist or your Family Physician or 4-6 weeks prior to your departure.
Travel medicine and immunizations related to travel is a medical service that is NOT covered by OHIP, therefore patients must pay a fee for this service. This fee is payable 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.
For travel to exotic destinations or stays longer than 2 weeks, an appointment needs to be made with a travel medicine specialist.
For short duration travel (1-2 weeks) isolated to the Caribbean/Mexico and for those who have not seen the prescribing physician in the past regarding travel prescriptions:
- an appointment will be required to ensure understanding of side effects,
- to review current immunizations,
- to determine vaccination requirements.
For additional information with regarding the region your will be travelling to consult:
Health Canada Travel medicine site.
US Centre of Disease Control site.
Beginning July 1, 2007, the fees associated with these services:
- Travel Medicine assessment first family member: $65.00
- Travel Medicine assessment additional family member: $20.00
- Travel medicine prescription without MD visit- ex. Malaria prophylaxis, Cipro/zithromax, Twinrix/Havrix, other vaccinations: $10.00.
- Travel medicine injections- $10.00 per injection.
If you make an appointment with our Family Physician, you must bring with you:
- Up to date immunization history on any vaccinations not done at our clinic,
- Complete Itinerary with number of days in each location,
- List of allergies.
**Please note we accept Cash, Visa, Debit 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 yrs of age. Payment for their appointment will still be required.
Click here to print the travel medicine release form.
119 Langstaff Drive