Joint Commission International
(JCI) Accredited Hospital

Travel Clinic

Planning to travel abroad?
If you are planning a trip outside Mauritius, please ensure that you and your loved ones are protected. Remember, not only do you run the risk of contracting a disease while travelling, you can also bring the disease home to your family. Travellers with a medical illness, recent medical intervention and those on medical device need to have a pre-travel consultation to ensure safety.
 
Benefits of the Travel Clinic
The Travel Clinic helps to protect the health of individuals while travelling out of country and upon their arrival back home. The Clinic has the latest travel information on a regular basis about different travel destinations. Therefore it is vital to seek help of professionals who stay abreast of current travel issues, recommendations and requirements. It is essential for you to receive correct and up-to-date information and services prior to your travel. We also provide advice and prescribe medications for travellers with medical conditions.
 
Our Services
We offer :
•Pre-travel consultations and fit-to-fly assessment
•Travel vaccinations
•Yellow Fever vaccine : Apollo Bramwell Hospital is a recognized WHO Vaccination Centre
•Aeromedical Services : We give advice, prescribe medication, aid with medical escorts and preflight medical clearance
• Diagnostics and investigations
• Post-travel consultations
 
How do I use the Travel Clinic? 
It is recommended to call the Travel Clinic preferaly 6 – 8 weeks in advance as a shorter time frame may not be adequate to provide all of the recommended
vaccines. Make your appointment by calling us on 605-1000 or sending a request by email on travac@apollobramwell.com
Please have the following information available when you visit the clinic :
• Travellers with medical conditions should provide information on recent medical & surgical interventions, and the use of any medical devices.
• A list of all the medications you take
• Dates of departure and return to Mauritius
• Immunization history
• A list of all countries to which you will be travelling to (including countries in transit)
• Students travelling overseas for studies to provide list of tests.
 
Travellers who cannot arrange consultations 6 to 8 weeks in advance are still encouraged to call for an appointment at the clinic.
 
Medications
If you are travelling to one of the many tropical or subtropical countries where malaria is endemic, we will provide anti-malarial medication (Malaria prophylaxis) , education and recommendations on avoiding insect-borne illnesses. To prevent gastrointestinal disorders, we offer advice on avoiding food-borne illnesses and may recommend anti-diarrhoea medication. Travellers on own medications are advised to take adequate stock of medications with valid prescriptions. Some may need prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis on long haul flights.
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Is the cost of my Travel Clinic consultation or vaccinations covered by my insurance policy?
           No. The bill must be settled after your appointment. We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards.
  • Are there any side effects of travel vaccination?

            For the most part these are minor. There may be a slight stinging sensation which will last for a few seconds. You may also experience a sore arm or a low-grade fever, and this will go away within a few days.

  • Can I be vaccinated if I am ill?
            No. You cannot be vaccinated if you have a fever.
  • What if I do my first dose of vaccine and miss my 2nd or 3rd vaccination dose?
            You do not need to start the doses all over again.
            The doctor at the travel clinic will advise you how to proceed with the doses you have missed.
  • What are the Aeromedical Services offered?
             In the event travellers require fit - to - fly certificate, pre-flight medical consultations, liaison with the airlines, and medical escort for transfer of ill travellers, the Aeromedical Services will attend to these requests on appointment basis.
 
Vaccines offered at the Vaccinaton Centre:
•Yellow Fever
•Hepatitis A
•Hepatitis B
•Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
•Meningitis
•Typhoid Fever
•Human Papilloma Virus
•Tetanus
•Diphtheria
•Polio
•Rabies Vaccine
•Influenza
 
Operational hours for Travel Clinic and Vaccination Centre:
24/7 service: 9h00 – 16h30 at the Health and Wellness Centre located on the ground floor.
16h30 onwards consultations and vaccinations are offered at the Emergency Department.
 
Appointments:
Please call 605-1000, or email us on travac@apollobramwell.com
 
Web Resource:
For travel advice and recommendations you may consult the following websites:
• www.nc.cdc.gov/travel
• www.masta-travel-health.com

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