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With the full range of vaccinations and a team of dedicated travel doctors, Rokeby GP's Travel Clinic is the first destination you need to visit before heading overseas.

Our team love an adventure, so consult us for first hand experience on precautions prior to departure, plus extra information and health travel packs customised to your journey.

We recommend booking an appointment around two months ahead of departure. It is always better late than never. Rokeby GP keeps all vaccines in stock and is a DoH-registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.  Rates for a Travel Consultation are the same as a standard GP consultation, however vaccines are an additional cost.

Traveller’s diarrhoea

Many destinations carry an increased risk of traveller’s diarrhoea (vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, fever). It is commonly bacterial, unlike in Australia where it’s nearly always viral. This means some antibiotics can treat it.

Prevent traveller’s diarrhoea by:

  • drinking bottled water/drinks and avoiding ice in drinks
  • eating well cooked/recently cooked food and only eating fruit if you peel it yourself.
  • washing hands before eating

A detailed travel health guidebook will be provided to you as part of the Travel Clinic service and a convenient travel kit is also available from Rokeby GP – to find out more about what is included in these Travel Packs, click here.


Mosquitoes

There is a serious health risk from mosquito bites in many locations including parts of Africa, South America, Southeast Asia (including Bali), India and nearby areas. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, among others.

Mosquito repellant (containing at least 30% DEET) is imperative. You can take cream or an aerosol on airlines in checked luggage. If applying with sunscreen put the repellant on last. Long loose fitting clothing can help and air conditioned accommodation is generally safe.

Malaria Tablets are recommended for many destinations. We will give you information on the pros and cons and expense of differing medications.

Vaccinations

The most common vaccines required are influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. Recommended vaccines will vary widely depending on your destination, length of stay, standard of accommodation, exposure to animals, and personal preference.

A course of hepatitis A and B vaccination gives you lifelong protection and hence is very valuable for repeat travel. Typhoid vaccine lasts three years. Influenza vaccine lasts six months, an important consideration as flu is very easy to catch in the enclosed space of an airplane and is transmitted all year in tropical countries.

It’s also crucial to ensure your childhood vaccinations are up to date.                                                            If in doubt we can do a blood test to check your immunity.


What to expect

When making an appointment for our travel clinic, 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.
  • 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, followed by 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 on 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.

Which travel vaccinations do I need?

Vaccines are recommended to travellers according to their health history, itinerary, and destination. This includes the length, type, time of year and nature of the travel. Depending on the area and current health warnings from the Australian Government, the recommended vaccines may include:

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

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.

Am I protected if I was vaccinated as a child?

This will depend on if you have continued to have regular vaccinations into your adulthood. It’s also crucial to ensure your childhood vaccinations are up to date. If in doubt we can do a blood test to check your immunity. We recommend pre-travel boosters for adults who have not continued regular vaccinations into their adulthood.

Routine vaccinations may include:

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

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.

Do I need a Yellow Fever vaccination to travel?

Yes, for certain destinations it is a condition of entry. 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. Even if you think your travel destination is safe, keep in mind that disease outbreaks are spontaneous and unpredictable.

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

What if I forgot to have a follow up immunisation?

At Rokeby GP we have an email reminder service. Our nurses will remind you if you have missed an immunisation. Please keep your contact details up to date so we can contact you.

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

Monday 8:00am - 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
Tuesday 7:00am - 4:00pm
1:30pm - 6:45pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Patrick Garratt
Wednesday 1:00pm - 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
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
7:00am - 1:30pm
Dr Robert Noll
Dr Luise Thorpe
Dr Christina Lind
Friday 8:00am - 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
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm Rotating Roster

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