Several of our doctors and nurses are specially trained in travel medicine.
They can offer advice on vaccinations, medication and general safety tips specific to your area of travel.
Help Us To Help You
Come for advice as soon as possible.
Please make an appointment at least 8 weeks before you leave Dunedin if possible. If travelling in busy times (e.g. end of semester) there may be a delay in getting an appointment. At these times, it may be necessary for you to have vaccinations through your exams * (see note at bottom of page) or attend another travel clinic in Dunedin.
Ask for a travel appointment
Please advise reception you wish to make a travel appointment so they can book you in with one of our specialty trained travel staff. You will see a nurse initially and they will refer you on to the GP as needed. You will then be booked back to the nurse for vaccines.
Tell us about your trip
Be clear about where you are going and for how long, how you will be travelling and what sort of accommodation you will be staying in.
Will you be in contact with animals, working in a clinic or doing special activities such as climbing or diving?
This helps us to assess your risk and give you appropriate advice
Check with parents or family GP
What vaccinations have you had already?
Did you have the routine childhood vaccinations and when was your last booster?
Have you had any travel vaccinations before? - If so bring a record of these to your appointment
Think about your general health
Do you have asthma, diabetes or any other long term conditions?
Are you taking any regular medication?
Will you be needing contraception?
Travel advice is not covered by the public health system, so there will be a $75 charge for your travel clinic appointment if you are a NZ resident plus the cost of vaccinations & prescriptions. Cost of Vaccinations link. Normal charges apply for International students (Travel advice / vaccinations / travel med prescriptions are not covered by Student Safe or Unicare).
* Due to high demand, there may be limited travel appointments available. Once the travel clinic is full you can go to either:
Mornington Health Centre
169 Eglinton Road
Tel 64 3 466 5011
Pitt St Medical
2 Pitt St
Tel 64 3 474 0288
Meridian Medical Centre
267 George Street
Tel 64 3 477 9994