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TRAVEL HEALTH CLINIC
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Travel Health Clinic
With an extensive expertise in travel medicine, Physimed’s Travel Health Clinic offers a wide range of services to prevent most health problems that may occur during a trip abroad.
Over the last twenty years, Physimed’s Travel Health Clinic has already vaccinated more than 25,000 patients.
If you are going on a business trip abroad, our travel health professionals are able to identify and assess your risks, depending on the destination and your health status, and to recommend the necessary immunizations and treatments.
Several international destinations present a high risk of acquiring diseases such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid fever, yellow fever, etc. These diseases can be prevented with vaccination. It is also important to know that some vaccines are mandatory for visiting certain countries.
Consult a healthcare professional before traveling
Physimed’s Travel Health Clinic is accredited by the Public Health Agency of Canada for vaccination against the yellow fever. In some countries, an international certificate of vaccination against this disease may be required. During your consultation, our travel health professionals will hand you all required documents.
It is recommended to consult a health professional six to eight weeks before your departure, as some vaccines require multiple doses and your immunity begins to develop about two weeks after injection.
If you are short on time, please note that some vaccines can be given on accelerated schedule.
Let our travel health professionals provide you with all the recommendations for a safe and healthy trip!
Vaccines offered at Physimed
Physimed’s Travel Health Clinic offers you a wide range of vaccines to prevent the following diseases:
Physimed’s Travel Health Clinic offers a pre-travel consultation with a professional specializing in travel health. During this visit, a questionnaire based on your health and immunization status will be completed. You will also receive information on potential health problems associated with your destination, to help you protect your health during your trip.
During the visit, the nurse will recommend certain vaccines and will give you useful information on serious diseases transmitted by food, water and insects (traveller’s diarrhea, dengue fever, malaria, etc.) as well as on the sanitary conditions of your destination and the certificates of vaccination required in certain countries of the world. In addition, our travel health physician is qualified for the prescription of drugs to treat malaria, traveller’s diarrhea, altitude sickness and other conditions that may occur during your stay outside Canada.
It is sometimes difficult to have access to medical services when abroad. In addition, the sanitary conditions in some countries are often inadequate. For your peace of mind during your trip, we recommend that you put together a travel kit containing the essential medicines that you might need while you travel (personal medication, antidiarrhetics, acetaminophen/ibuprofen, Dulcolax, etc.) as well as specific health products (DEET-based insect repellent, sunscreen, etc.).
Upon your return, a follow-up visit may be necessary to assess any changes in your health status. Depending on the country visited and your symptoms, the doctor may recommend you certain laboratory tests (blood tests, stool culture, etc.).
By giving you access to the most recent information on the necessary precautions during your trip, Physimed helps you reduce your risks for a safe return home in good health.