Travel Medicine Clinic

Travel Clinic

Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you want the right medical advice for your destination, activities and health status. The travel health experts at UOHS are doctors and nurse practitioners who offer complete pre and post travel consultations to ensure a safe trip and a problem free return. Remember to bring your immunization record, a detailed itinerary and a completed travel questionnaire.

What to Expect

During your travel consultation, you will receive medical guidance specific to your travel plans and tips on how to stay healthy. For example:

  • Vaccines needed to protect yourself against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis and cholera;
  • Boosters for tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella, or the influenza vaccine during regional outbreaks;
  • Food and water precautions
  • When to treat travelers’ diarrhea with antibiotics
  • How to protect yourself against insect-borne diseases with preventive medication and/or mosquito precautions
  • How to prevent altitude sickness, motion sickness and jet lag
  • What over-the-counter medications to take with you

How to Access

The Travel Clinic is open to everyone. To schedule your appointment you can:

How to Prepare

Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to register at reception and pay the travel consultation fee.

You MUST have completed the travel questionnaire to the best of your ability PRIOR TO your scheduled appointment, including your medical history, previous immunizations and a detailed itinerary.

  • If you are uncertain regarding your previous immunizations, please bring available records with you and we will help you interpret them. You may need to contact your prior health care providers or local health unit to determine what vaccines you have had in the past
  • It is important to list your destinations in order as it can affect requiring the yellow fever immunization to simply enter certain countries

Important Information

There are fees associated with travel visits as travel medicine is not covered by the Canadian public health system (eg. OHIP).  Some private insurance companies may provide coverage for certain travel vaccinations.  We provide you with detailed receipts for insurance purposes. We will work with you according to your budget and list the vaccines in order of importance.

The travel consultation fee DOES NOT include the cost of travel vaccinations. Visit our Fees page for more information on Travel Medicine fees associated with your visit.

A travel medicine consultation can be provided for one individual or for groups up to a maximum of 5 people with identical itineraries. UOHS offers discounts for group consultations.

Vaccines: you can receive some or all of the recommended travel vaccinations the day of the consultation or return to the walk in clinic at any time to start or complete a recommended series. For example hepatitis A is a series of 2 injections that need to be given at 2 separate visits.

NEW ! Travel Health Products are available for purchase at the reception desk of the clinic. List of Travel Health Products (PDF)

Wait time

Approximate Wait time at Walk-in Clinic



Please consider making an appointment with your family doctor for non-urgent issues

Hours of Operation

Walk-in Clinic
100 Marie Curie, Ottawa

Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM*

*Summer Hours: The Walk-in Clinic will be closed on Sundays from June 4th to August 27th

Important Walk in appointment information for Rideau Clinic location

Contact

300-100 Marie Curie Pvt
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-564-3950

Fax: 613-564-6627

After Hours Access to Care

Patients registered with a family doctor at UOHS

In case of emergency, always dial 911. THAS connects you to a nurse who can provide medical advice, or, if appropriate, provide access to a family health team doctor or suggest that you go to emergency.

1-866-553-7205


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Ontario residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Telehealth Ontario is a free service that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical questions any time of the day or night. This could be when you're sick or injured but aren't sure if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home.

1-866-797-0000


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Quebec residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Info-Santé 8-1-1  is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue.

Info-Santé 811

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