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At Rokeby GP, we have recruited a professional team of doctors and nurses with extensive experience, qualifications, and passion in travel medicine and travel-related health. Besides being ardent travelers ourselves, we understand the necessary precautions that need to be undertaken prior to departure.

We have the full range of vaccinations onsite and available at all times – so you’ll never be without the necessary inoculations – and we are an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (as appointed by the Department of Health).

There is much more to a travel consultation than just vaccines however. In every consultation we deliver education on the health risks relevant to your destination and the precautions that are required. We give you information for easy reference during your travel. We give you the option of buying a travel pack with treatment for traveller’s diarrhoea or a comprehensive travel pack with more treatments just in case they are needed. Additionally we receive onliine health alerts for all destinations so we can have you prepared for any current health scares.

We will advise you on the risk of malaria and whether medication is required to prevent it. You will be likely to have a choice of malaria medication. We will provide you with the pros and cons of each one so you can make an educated choice.

For optimum results we recommend booking your consultation at least two months prior to departure – however, it is better to book in late than not book at all. When making your appointment please advise reception you require a travel consultation – as this will allow adequate time with our travel physicians. Please bring with you any records of your previous vaccinations.

Fees are the same as standard GP consultation rates. If vaccinations are required, there is a nominal fee for administration. Vaccines are an additional cost.

Vaccinations fall into three different categories: Routine, Recommended, and Required.

Routine

Routine Vaccinations are vaccinations administered during childhood that require regular boosters. We recommend pre-travel boosters for adults who have not continued regular vaccinations into their adulthood.

Routine vaccinations may include:

  • Diptheria/tetanus
  • Hepatitis B – only recently introduced
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influenza Type B)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Poliomyelitis (IPV)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

 

Recommended

Vaccines are recommended to travelers according to their health history, itinerary, and destination. This includes the length, type, and nature of the travel.

Recommended vaccines are:

  • Cholera
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid fever

Required

Yellow Fever is the only vaccination that is mandatory under International Health Regulations. Many countries require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before a visa can be granted, or as a condition of entry.

Anyone travelling overseas should see a physician regarding their travel plans. Even if you think your travel destination is safe, keep in mind that disease outbreaks are spontaneous and unpredictable.

For specific information on the types of travel vaccinations click here

For information on current travel alerts issued by the Australian Government click here.

What to expect

When making an appointment for our travel clinic over the phone, you will be asked a series of questions to determine the length of the appointment required and your basic requirements. Once an appointment is made, you will then be emailed a form to fill out prior to your appointment time. Please bring this completed form as well as your travel itinerary to your appointment. Your appointment will consist of two stages; a consultation in a doctor’s office and vaccinations (if necessary) in our travel clinic. In total, this can take up to an hour although please allow more time if multiple people require vaccinations. A 10-minute observation period post vaccination is also advised.
Keep in mind you may receive injections so your arms so wear appropriate clothing.
Dr. Christina Lind

Dr. Christina Lind

Relishing the opportunity to work with a diverse team of like-minded professionals, Tina heads up Rokeby GP’s Travel Consultancy. Continually building on and sharing her knowledge of safe, health-conscious travel is something that Tina truly counts as a passion.

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Dr. Christina Lind
Dr. Bob Noll

Dr. Bob Noll

Concentrating on corporate travel medicine, Bob focuses on providing a holistic service to patients – before and after work travel!

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Dr. Bob Noll
Dr. Luise Thorpe

Dr. Luise Thorpe

Acknowledging that preparation and planning can make for a more relaxing, enjoyable holiday, Luise focuses on making her patients aware of the challenges of travel as well as how they can prevent any issues that may arise when on holiday.

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Dr. Luise Thorpe
Dr. Patrick Garratt

Dr. Patrick Garratt

Boasting a keen interest in skiing and trekking, Patrick regularly travels with his 3 young children. Patrick loves to share his knowledge and tips to make your family holiday as stress free and memorable as possible.

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Dr. Patrick Garratt
Dr. Sarah Humphry

Dr. Sarah Humphry

Outside of medicine, my famly and I love to travel and include some adventure in our holidays, whether it be swimming between islands in the Mediterranean or hiking parts of the Bibbulmun track more locally.

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Dr. Sarah Humphry

Should I have vaccinations prior to travel?

Yes, preventative medicine can easily reduce both short term and long term heath problems. For example having the Flu vaccine can easily prevent a sickness which can ruin your trip. Rokeby GP provides a travel medicine service tailored either to the recreational or corporate person embarking on travel. The focus being to making the most of your trip and return home feeling happy and healthy, it’s important to be prepared through preventative care mechanisms.

Do I have to book a travel consultation?

Yes, we always require that you book in for a travel consultation, even if you have done prior research as to which vaccinations you may require. Medical requirements for any one destination can change frequently, which is why it is important you attend a travel consultation with a knowledgeable Travel Doctor. A patient’s requirements may also depend on their medical history, which is why it’s important that a travel consultation takes place.

What does a travel consultation consist of?

A travel consultation consists of an appointment with one of our Travel Medicine GP’s prior to any necessary vaccinations taking place. During this appointment, we will run through your travel plans and your medical history to determine what vaccinations and supplies (whether routine, required or recommended) are needed. Your Doctor will also discuss preventative care and how to treat common travel bugs to minimise any impact on your holiday or business trip. A travel consult will last approximately 1 hour: 30 minutes with the doctor and 30 minutes with the nurse for vaccinations

Do you provide prescriptions for international travel?

We do provide travel packs, which include a variety of prescription and non-prescription items specify tailored to your needs and the nature of your itinerary. These are available from the Friendlies Pharmacy conveniently located downstairs form our practice. Although Rokeby GP is unable to issue prescriptions as such for international travel, we are able to provide you with a doctor’s note so that prescription medication can be taken overseas without any legal implications.

How long is a travel consultation and vaccination appointment for children?

Children have their own requirements while travelling which are not necessarily the same as adults. If you are bringing children as well, please leave a little more time and advise our reception staff so we can make things as child-friendly as possible.

Are travel consultations and vaccinations covered under Medicare?

Yes and No. Yes the GP consultation dealing with your personal health requirements will attract the normal medicare rebate, but the vaccinations themselves are not subsidised.

Are travel consultations and Vaccinations covered by my health insurance fund?

Every health fund is different, some vaccinations are covered so check directly with your fund. The GP consultation generally isn’t as it is covered by medicare. If you aren’t a medicare card holder check you policy for your entitlements.

Do Rokeby GP provide Yellow Fever Vaccinations?

Yes, Rokeby GP are an officially registered centre for Yellow Fever Vaccinations.

What if I don’t know where I’m going?

Even if you have non-specific travel plans, you can still benefit from a travel consultation and we encourage you to book an appointment. Our knowledgeable, experienced Travel Doctors will discuss your plans, however informal they may be, and make informed recommendations based on this this.

What do I need to bring?

Once you make an travel consultation appointment, you will be sent some forms via email. In these forms, you will be asked to provide details on where you are going and your vaccination history. Please fill these in prior to your consultationto save time once you arrive at your appointment. It is also useful to bring along your itinerary to your appointment.

Additionally, we suggest that you bring your Medicare card to your appointment so we can process your rebate on the spot. The balance of this payment will then be paid directly into your nominated bank account within 24-hours of your appointment.

If you don’t have a Medicare card and you are a new patient of Rokeby GP, please bring an alternative means of photo identification. This can include an Australian driver’s license, a passport or proof of age card. If you are a new Rokeby GP patient, please arrive 10-minutes prior to your appointment to complete a patient registration form.

What if I don’t know my vaccination history?

Many people are unsure of their vaccination history. Do your best, and in some cases, we can perform a blood test onsite. If your blood test shows that you haven’t received the necessary vaccinations, we will arrange a subsequent appointment as soon as possible.

Is it too late to get my vaccinations?

Although we recommend visiting our travel clinic at least a month before travelling for optimum care, we understand that last minute trips come up and that life can get very busy. We always recommend a travel consult before travelling Internationally. Late vaccinations are better than no vaccinations.

Do you have all vaccinations onsite?

Yes, at Rokeby GP, we keep all vaccinations in stock for your convenience.

Can I supply my own vaccines?

No as we can not guarantee the quality of the vaccine.

Do you have an observance period after vaccinations?

Yes, we always recommend that a patient stays in our waiting room for at least 10-minutes after a vaccination to ensure that no adverse effects occur. A Doctor and a Nurse will always be on site during this observation period for your peace of mind.

Can I contact Rokeby GP from overseas?

Yes, if you have any medical questions or concerns, please to contact your doctor at Rokeby GP by emailing info@rokebygp.com.au. Please be aware that as most sicknesses or conditions are difficult to diagnose via email, it is likely that we will recommend a visit to a local hospital or doctor if necessary.

Please note that if an email consultation is required, charges will apply. This billing is always at the discretion of the consulting Doctor.

Do you have onsite parking?

There are plenty of 2 -hour free public carparks behind our surgery (next to Coles on Barker Road). Please note that in some locations you will need to take a complimentary ticket from the ticket machine. This includes ACROD parking. Please find a parking map here.

I’m not a Rokeby GP patient, can I still come to the Rokeby GP Travel Clinic?

Yes, we have many patients who specifically prefer to use the dedicated travel clinic at Rokeby GP, in spite of the fact that they may see another GP. To do this, you just need to register as a new patient, which can be easily achieved on our website

Accreditations

Yellow Fever Vaccination Provider

Rokeby GP is accredited by the Government of Western Australian Department of Health as Yellow Fever Vaccination provider. This accreditation allows us to administer World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccines and issue associated documentation to those travelling to an area in which Yellow Fever is active.

 

Travel Clinic Session Times

Monday8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
7:00am - 12:00pm
8:00am - 5.30pm
4:00pm - 7.00pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Christina Lind
Dr Patrick Garratt
Dr Sarah Humphry
Tuesday7:00am - 4:00pm
1:30pm - 6:45pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Patrick Garratt
Wednesday1:00pm - 7:00pm
8:00am - 5:45pm
7:00am - 3:30pm
1:00pm - 6.30pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Christina Lind
Dr Patrick Garratt
Thursday9:00am - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
7:00am - 1:30pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Christina Lind
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
2:00pm - 6:15pm
7:00am - 1:30pm
7:00am - 10:00am
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Patrick Garratt
Dr Sarah Humphry
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pmRotating Roster

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