We provide expert travel health advice and information for travellers which is tailored to their needs.
What we do
Led by infectious diseases specialists, the clinic provides comprehensive travel consultations tailored to the individual, and is accredited to provide yellow fever vaccination and other vaccinations.
The clinic can accommodate a range of travellers, including travellers with complex underlying medical issues (such as immunodeficiency) and people travelling for a range of purposes including business, leisure, overseas aid work, volunteer work and overseas postings.
What to expect
Prior to attending clinic, you will need to complete the Travel Assessment form. This will ensure that you are seen in a timely manner and that all of the relevant information is available to the doctor seeing you.
You should allow up to 2 hours for your appointment. This includes a consultation, vaccine administration time and an observation period of 15-30 minutes post vaccination (depending on vaccines administered).
The Alfred Travel Medicine Clinic does not offer BCG vaccination.
Public-based clinics which offer BCG vaccine:
Private clinics which offer BCG vaccine:
- Melbourne Children's Travel Clinic
- The Children's Private Medical Group
- Associate Professor Mike Starr
- Caulfield Family Medical Practice/The Travel Clinic
- Southgate Medical Centre
Q fever vaccination
The Alfred Travel Medicine Clinic does not offer Q fever vaccination.
The Australian Q Fever Register maintains a list of medical practitioners who provide Q fever testing and vaccination services.
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you in clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For travel clinic
- Referral letter from your GP or medical specialist
- Records of past vaccinations (such as a yellow book)
- Travel itinerary
- Completed Travel Assessment form
- Dr Sarah McGuinness: Infectious Diseases