Every trip is unique, and so is every traveler. The Travel Health Services team completes specialized travel consultations, providing recommendations and services tailored to your needs and your destination. They take the time to conduct a comprehensive review of your medical history, trip itinerary and travel related risks:
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There are fees associated with Travel Health Services that range from an average of $48.00 to $200.00 per person.
Based on your health history and travel itinerary, we may be able to provide certain routine vaccinations at no cost.
The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan covers insured physician and hospital services in publicly funded facilities for Albertans travelling in other provinces and territories. It does not cover the cost of air or ground ambulance, or any travel related services or treatment in a private clinic. If an Albertan does not have medical travel insurance, that person will be required to pay for the service.
For more information, Albertans can visit health.alberta.ca or call toll-free 310-0000, then 780-427-1432.
We offer group travel consultations and immunizations at our clinics.
For added convenience, our nurses will also provide these services at offsite locations upon request. Fees Apply.
*All fees are subject to change*
Note: The availability of some vaccines may vary depending on supply and location.
How far in advance do I need to book an appointment?
It is recommended to that you schedule your appointment 6-8 weeks before your trip. Some of the vaccines require more than one dose before you go. If needed, appointments can also be scheduled closer to your trip. Generally, it is never too late to be seen and we will do our best to accommodate.
What do I bring to my appointment?
Please bring the itinerary for your trip, including all layovers and destinations; a list of your medications, as well as your medical history; and the dates and/or records of any previous immunizations. Past vaccines/immunizations can be given in a variety of locations so your records may be located through Health Link, your local Public Health Centre, your physician’s office and/or the pharmacy.
How long are the appointments?
Appointment length will vary depending on your destination and number of family members travelling with you. On average, expect your appointment to take 30 minutes to 2 hours.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Your travel nurse will be doing a complete assessment of your medical history and trip itinerary. The nurse will determine whether you are at risk for malaria and recommend vaccines and any medications that may apply (anti-malarial, antibiotics for travellers’ diarrhea and medication for altitude sickness). Vaccines will be given during your consultation and follow up appointments will be made accordingly. You will be given an immunization record. Please ensure it is kept in a safe place. An email will be sent with all of the destination health information.
How much will the appointment cost?
Every appointment will vary in terms of the final cost. It is dependent on how many vaccines are purchased and whether you purchase any products (insect repellent, bed nets, water treatment solution). If a client does not purchase any vaccines but receives travel health information and provincially funded vaccines only then there is a minimum $48 charge for the appointment.
Are immunizations paid for by Alberta Health Care?
Travel related services, including consultation, immunization and prescriptions are NOT funded by Alberta Health and are NOT covered by Alberta Health Care. All costs for travel related services provided by clinics or physicians must be paid by travellers. You are given receipts for the services you received for reimbursement from your insurance company. Please check with your insurance policy regarding coverage.
Where do I park?
Parking will vary from site to site across the province. There may be a charge for parking at some lots but many clinics will have onsite free parking. Please inquire about parking arrangements when you book your appointment.
I have returned from a trip and I have a fever. What should I do?
Fever in a traveler who has been in a malaria risk area is a medical emergency and needs to seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to let the medical personnel know where you travelled. For more inforamtion, see Fever in the Returning International Traveller.
How do I find out which immunizations I have had in the past?
Vaccines may have be given in a variety of locations so records may be located through Health Link (811), your local Public Health Centre, your physician’s office and/or the pharmacy. Please bring your immunization record with you to your travel consultation appointment.