Travel Clinic


Bruntsfield Medical Practice offers a limited travel service, which is available under the terms and conditions of the NHS, which is sufficient for advice and protection for travelling within Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand or single destinations in Africa, Asia and South America. Anyone travelling outwith Europe to more than one destination will require more specialised advice which can only be provided by the first five centres listed below.

Paton & Finlay Pharmacy, 177 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh 0131 229 2110
Travel Clinic, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh 0131 537 2823
Adventure Tourism Travel Health Clinic, Leith Mount Surgery, 2 Lindsay Street, Edinburgh 0131 561 1945
TrExMed Travel Clinic, 43 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh 0131 278 3007
Marchmont Medical Practice, 10 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh 0131 229 6314
Only the first five are able to undertake multiple travel vaccinations for multiple destinations. All of the above centres are able to provide the YELLOW FEVER vaccination (except Paton & Finlay Pharmacy), but the latter only as a single vaccination. A yellow fever certificate is issued which is valid from ten days after the vaccination.

Recommended immunisations vary according to the travel destination and the nature of your trip. Some vaccines are held in stock. Other vaccines may need to be obtained from your pharmacist and if necessary you will be given a private prescription for these.

Please note that the practice is only able to administer the following vaccines:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera


YOU MUST ALLOW AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOUR DATE OF DEPARTURE FOR TRAVEL VACCINATIONS TO TAKE EFFECT. This will give time to work out a programme of protection and, more importantly, to complete your vaccination course before you travel. If you try to book an appointment closer to your travel date than this you will be advised to visit one of the clinics listed above on a private basis instead.

Please inform Reception how many family members are travelling so an appropriate appointment time can be allocated with the Practice Nurse.

We would like you to complete a questionnaire for each family member prior to attending for your appointment and to bring it with you. Alternatively you will be asked to come 10 minutes earlier than your appointment time in order to complete the questionnaire.

Travel Assessment Form - pdf version Travel Assessment Form - word version
PDF Form Word Form

The provision of prescriptions for some travel is outwith the service provided under the NHS. Under these circumstances the Practice Nurse recommending the prescription will ask you to pay the fee of £23 at reception prior to departure. In addition the Pharmacist will charge a private fee for medicines and vaccines on a private prescription.

Useful travel information, including vaccine recommendations can be found at

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