Ridgacre Medical Centres offers travel advice and immunisations as a free service, but you must contact us and complete a Travel Questionnaire at least six weeks before your planned travel date. If you present with less than 6 weeks’ before travel we may need to direct you to one of the various private travel clinics elsewhere in the city.
You can click the link below to download a Travel Questionnaire, or ask for one at Reception.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please ensure that you attend the surgery to fill out a travel form, please note you must fill out the travel form and hand it in to the reception team at least 6 weeks prior to travel.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.