Update - Please Note: Currently we are experiencing severe vaccine supply issues and as a result are operating severely reduced contact and clinic hours. Furthermore, the clinic will be closing permanently in mid-October 2017 and we would like to express gratitude to everyone who has supported the service over many years. A limited service is operating until closure.
Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic is a well established non-NHS clinic offering competitive prices on vaccines, malaria prevention and many other travel health requirements. A range of other vaccinations and services is also offered. The clinic aims to provide the right advice at the best price, all at a convenient appointment. An experienced team of Travel Health Nurse Advisors is joined by the Medical Director Dr J McCallum, MB ChB, M.Sc., (Travel Medicine) in providing our service. Dr McCallum is a retired General Practitioner with a long-standing specialist interest in Travel Medicine.
Medical laboratory tests can be arranged and results for most tests offered are usually available within 1-2 days of the appointment, some very specialised testing takes longer.
The Edinburgh Travel Health Clinic is a specialist clinic providing travel health services for a wide range of travellers whether it is for short or long-term, single destination or even round the world trips. Advice is tailored to accommodate all ages and trip types. Other, "non-travel" vaccinations are also available including Shingles, Chickenpox and Meningitis B.
We provide all travel vaccinations from stock including Yellow Fever and Rabies. We advise on all aspects of malaria prevention and we also have in stock all the current UK prescribed anti-malaria tablets. Travel goods and personal travel health items can be supplied.
There are ongoing national supply issues affecting BCG vaccine and Tuberculin for Mantoux testing and neither is available at present. TheTB Quantiferon blood test is a widely accepted alternative to Mantoux (TB skin) test
Please note that the clinic does not offer a telephone advice or telephone consultation service and can not respond to specific clinical enquiries of this type: an appointment is necessary for this.
An extensive laboratory testing service is provided offering stand alone tests or testing in conjunction with medical examination report requirements. Lab tests are priced individually with no added consultation or other hidden expenses.
Travel Types at a Glance
- Resort visits
- Backpacking or independent travel
- Volunteering and gap year travels
- Adventure holidays
- Business Trips
- Ex-patriot and emigration
- Overseas Family Visits
- Foreign Studies