To Help Ensure a Safe and Enjoyable Journey, visit the PMH Travel Health Clinic
Thinking of getting away to somewhere warm, maybe planning a trip abroad to volunteer or work? Most people, when thinking about travelling are usually focused on what to pack, but you need to think beyond the suitcase.
The Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) Travel Health clinic should be one of your first stops when preparing for trips outside of Canada. The clinic staff want to ensure you have a healthy, positive travel experience. They will provide you with information and immunizations that will reduce your risk of travel-related illnesses.
Travel Health consultations are much more than just vaccines. PMH Travel Health nurse Arla Kirk has a Certificate in Travel Health (The International Society of Travel Medicine) and has extensive travel experience herself sharing that knowledge with you when visiting the clinic. The clinic is a federally designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and meets the standards of the Public Health Agency of Canada for the Practice of Travel Medicine.
Where you plan to travel will affect the length of your visit to the clinic, so when you book your appointment be prepared to stay awhile. The Travel Health nurse will review your personal health history and past immunizations. She will discuss the destination, purpose, and mode of travel, length of stay, accommodations, and food and water sources. You will be provided with a complete health risk assessment. This includes recommendations for immunizations and information about how to stay healthy while traveling, for example, the use of insect repellent or mosquito nets. If recommended, the Travel Health nurse may also provide you with a prescription for Malaria medication. The recommended vaccines are available in the clinic so one visit may be all you need to be ready for your trip.
A few things to remember:
- All clinic visits are by appointment only
- No referral necessary
- Book appointments 6-8 weeks in advance of travel
- Vaccinations are more effective if given early
- Some immunizations require two doses of the vaccine given four weeks apart
- Travel Health is a non-insured service. There is a service or consultation fee in addition to vaccine costs payable at each appointment
- Service for groups that are travelling together maybe requested (for example groups of five or more travelling to the same place at the same time or an occupational group). We ask that everyone commits to attending the same clinic appointment time.
Visitors to our clinic had this to say about the services:
“I had no idea that we were going to get so much useful information. I thought we were going to come and be told what vaccines we needed. We’ve done a lot of traveling, and we actually learned a lot today!”
“Arla was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I received more information than I thought and learned a few things. Love all the written information that gets sent along.”
“Arla was amazing. My son was terrified, and she handled the situation with ease and helped him to feel comfortable.”
The PMH Travel Health clinic, do not leave this off your travel itinerary. Call and make an appointment today to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.
The PMH Travel Clinic is located at Unit A5-800 Rosser Ave. (Town Centre) in Brandon. For more information or to make an appointment call 204-578-2521. Visit our Prairie Mountain Health website for Travel Health information and to find out more about the service and vaccine charges for the clinic.
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