Everyone loves a nice relaxing holiday but too often holidays get spoilt on account of poor health.
To ensure you have a happy and healthy travel experience, the Medical Centre can provide you with valuable information on common health issues that travellers experience.
Some vaccinations and medications can take a number of weeks to complete or become effective. It is therefore recommended that you book a travel consultation 6-8 weeks before you plan to depart on your overseas trip.
Please be aware that there may be an additional fee for some vaccines and medications, payable on the day of your consultation.
Before you attend your travel consultation, please complete and print the Travel Health Questionnaire outlining your trip details and health history. This can be presented to your doctor during the appointment.
Visit the travellers-help website for detailed information on current country-specific disease and safety risks.
The Australian Government Smartraveller website provides detailed and up to date information on outbreaks, travel advisories, consular assistance, travel bulletins and registration for Australians overseas. You can also subscribe to receive health and safety updates on your chosen destination.
The UWA Medical Centre and Health Promotion Unit recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that you can be contacted in case of emergency.
A variety of Traveller's First Aid Packs are available, ask about them when you see your GP.