Providing Quality Travel Medicine since 1997.

Opening Hours : By Appointment Only
  Contact : 705.727.1116

FAQ

What are the clinic hours?

The clinic hours are by appointment only. Most clinics are held on Fridays however there  are some clinic appointments  available on Saturdays.

Where is the clinic located?

We have moved! Our new location is: 567 Cundles Rd E, Barrie Ontario. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Shoppers Drug Mart building. The entrance to the clinic is separate from Shoppers and is located on the right side of the building.

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From the West:

Take Hwy 26 to Bayfield Street (Hwy 27), proceed south, turn left onto Cundles Rd E. Proceed along Cundles past St Vincent and turn right at the commercial plaza # 567 Cunldes Rd E. The Huronia Travel Clinic is  on the  second floor of the  Shoppers Drug Mart building. The entrance to the clinic is separate from Shoppers Drug Mart and is located on the right side of the building.

From the East:  

Take Hwy 11 south, Hwy 11 merges with Hwy 400 just before Barrie.Take the first exit (Duckworth) At the end of the ramp, veer  right onto Cundles Rd East. Proceed to the commercial plaza # 567 Cunldes Rd E.The Huronia Travel Clinic is located on the second floor of the Shoppers Drug Mart building The entrance to the clinic is separate from Shoppers Drug Mart and is located on the right side of the building.

From the North

Take Hwy 400 south. Hwy 400 merges with Hwy 11 just before Barrie. Take the first exit (Duckworth St). And at the end of the ramp turn left onto Duckworth, veer right onto Cundle E and turnn left inot the commercial plaza # 567 Cundles Rd E.The Huronia Travel Clinic is located on the second floor of Shoppers Drug Mart. The clinic entrance is separate from Shoppers Drug Mart and is on the right side of the building.

From the South:

Take Hwy 400 north to the last exit for Barrie (Duckworth St) turn left onto Duckworth St., drive under the 400 and turn left onto Cundles E. Proceed to the commercial plaza # 567 Cundles E.Turn left into  #567 Cundles Rd E. The Huronia Travel Clinic is located on the second floor of Shoppers Drug Mart. The clinic is a separte entrance  from Shoppers Drug Mart and is in the right side of the buidling.

How far in advance should I book an appointment?

It is best to call 6 to 8 weeks in advance as clinics are booked weeks in advance. If we are unable to give you an appointment, you can leave your name and number  for our cancellation list but suggest you try  one of the other travel clinics in our area LINK to PHAC website

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Canada – Travel Health – Public Health Agency of Canada

How long will the consultation take?

The consult will take 30 minutes.
The physician will review, in detail,

  • your itinerary (so be sure to bring it with you);
  • the type of travel you will be doing;
  • what immunizations, if any, you have had in the past 10 years
    (please bring your immunization record);
  • brief review of your health, allergies and medications
    (please bring a list of your medications)

Will I receive vaccines at the same appointment?

Yes, you can receive all the vaccine(s) recommended or required after the consult. If you wish to return on another day you can do so provided the timing of your departure allows for this. Some vaccines require more than one dose in order to provide protection.

What Vaccines will I receive?

Travel vaccines can be grouped into routine, recommended and required. The consult with the physician will help to determine which vaccines are needed for your trip: some vaccines are a 2 to 3 dose series others are a single dose . Again, please bring your record of what vaccine(s) you have received.

Does the HTC have vaccine for children?

Yes, the clinic has all of the routine recommended childhood vaccines: those are publicly funded. The consultation with the physician will help to determine which travel vaccine(s) your child should have for your trip.

What form of payment does the clinic take?

The clinic accepts all major credit cards as well as cash. Receipts are provided with the DIN number (of vaccines) required for you to submit to your health insurance if applicable. Note: debit is not available

What are the costs of the consult and vaccines?

The consult is $60 per person Vaccines range anywhere from $35 to $200 per dose.

What are the side affects of vaccine?

Vaccines are a very safe and effective way to prevent disease. It is rare for side effects to occur. If  side effects do occur the most common include a sore arm and slight fever which last about 24 to 48 hours: this occurs in about 20% of people. For more information about specific vaccines please click on the links below and read about the vaccines.

https://www.vaccineshoppecanada.com
http://www.merckfrosst.ca
http://www.gsk.ca

How long do vaccines provide protection?

The length of protection for each vaccine varies: some last for 10 years , some require a few doses in order to provide protection. This information will be provided to you at the appointment as well as a record of what vaccine(s)you have received.

Are there any destinations that do not require an appointment? Or why should I seek a travel consultation?

There are no countries that require any traveller to have a consultation: there are some countries that do have immunization requirements such as Yellow Fever vaccine or meningococcal vaccine. The vast majority of countries do have travel health recommendations and that is why travellers should have a travel consultation. Health issues can change in a day as a result of natural disasters (cholera in Haiti following the earth quake) or political unrest (diphtheria at the time of dissolution of in the former Soviet Union), appearance of Zika virus  and even SARS in Toronto.

The consultation is a conversation that we have with you about your health, travel itinerary, length of stay, special health needs, if any, past immunization and even future travel plans.   For example, currently Carribean destinatons, except Haiti and Domincan Republic, have no risk of malaria. Therefore travel to these destinations is an opportunity to update routine immunization as well as  immunization against hepatitis: these vaccines can be accessed through your health care provider.

Check out the Health Canada website Travel Health – Public Health Agency of Canada as the information on the site might help answer even more questions before you call to book an appointment.

What about pregnancy?

The pregnant traveller has special travel needs and does need a consultation. Some diseases such as malaria and Zika are very serious in the pregnant woman and pre-travel advice is very important.

Are there special needs for cruise travel?

Cruise travel is very popular and again the travel health needs depend upon the destinations or ports of call and excursions that are planned. Some cruise lines require proof of certain vaccines: the consult with the physician will help to determine if the vaccine is required and/or if appropriate documentation is required.

What should I bring to my consultation?

Travelers need to bring the details of their itinerary, list of medications and documentation of any immunizations.