Using the NHS when traveling abroad

Travel advice and a number of immunisations are not funded by the NHS and where appropriate may incur a charge.Administration of some immunisations for travel are without charge, see below for details.

Costs: £30 per person – Travel advice and appropriate printed information
Free of charge – Administration of NHS immunisations – polio, tetanus,diptheria, typhoid, hepatitis A. (Available on NHS prescription)

For certain destinations there is a risk of malaria infection.  Taking medication can reduce the dangers of this serious disease.  The nurse will advise you of what is the best option.

If you would like to receive travel advise from us please make an appointment for the Travel Clinic at reception.

Please be aware that we do not undertake some additional travel immunisations (e.g. Yellow Fever & Rabies) which, if required you will have to get from another travel clinic which will cost you more. Before booking into our clinic, please consider using an alternative service which can provide ALL vaccination types if you are unsure.

Checklist if obtaining Travel Advice from
Newbattle Medical practice

  • If travel is within 4 weeks please contact other Travel Clinics as our service cannot meet this timescale.
  • Make appointment for Travel Clinic.
  • £30 payable when booking appointment.
  • When you attend the Travel Clinic you will be given a form regarding your travel arrangements to complete while waiting to see the nurse.

Alternative Travel Clinics Are:

Western General Hospital Travel Clinic – 0131 537 2822
East Preston Street Clinic – 0131 667 1030
MASTA Travel Clinic – 0131 336 3038
HealthLink360 – 0131 653 1920

If you would also like to look up a web-site for information – http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/