Cardiff health consultations for business and leisure travellers

Whether you are travelling for fun or for work, it’s important to look after your health. It’s quick and easy to get an appointment at our Cardiff travel health clinic. Our online booking system is available 24/7, and we have plenty of appointments.

It’s easy to make a pre-travel health appointment in Cardiff

Most holidaymakers should see a travel health adviser six to eight weeks before they go abroad. Make one travel health appointment for each person in your group at the travel clinic that is nearest to you.

We have plenty of appointments for travel health consultations at our Cardiff branch. We have extended opening times, so you’ll find appointments at the start and end of the day to minimise the impact on your work and school commitments.

Why should you get travel health advice six to eight weeks before departure?

It’s a good idea to have a travel health consultation six to eight weeks before you leave Wales because some vaccines need to be given in multiple doses spread over several weeks. For example, if you need the best protection from Japanese encephalitis, you’ll need two doses four weeks apart, with the course completed seven days before any potential exposure.

What travel vaccines can I get in Cardiff?

We stock all the common travel vaccines, including:

  • chicken pox and shingles
  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • meningitis
  • MMR
  • polio
  • rabies
  • tetanus
  • tick-borne encephalitis
  • typhoid
  • yellow fever

Can I get malaria tablets in Cardiff?

We also have malaria tablets at our Cardiff travel clinic and can advise on when to start and finish your course of antimalarials to ensure you are well protected from this dangerous tropical disease. Our travel health experts can also give research-backed information on avoiding mosquito bites to support malaria prophylaxis. Avoiding mosquito bites also reduces exposure to other diseases like yellow fever, Zika and Japanese encephalitis.

What should I know before I go about travel health risks?

Travellers are exposed to health risks that they may not encounter at home. This includes food- and water-borne diseases that cause travellers’ diarrhoea, cholera, hepatitis A and polio.

You need to take extra care to avoid insect bites in some regions as they can infect you with dangerous illnesses such as yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis and malaria.

Environmental conditions, such as heat and humidity and altitude can also endanger your health.

At your travel health consultation, the travel health nurse or pharmacist can tell you what risks you might face, and give information about reducing the chances that you will get sick while travelling.

Help and travel health advice for anyone going abroad

Whatever the reason for your trip abroad, we can help you with advice and travel vaccines in our central Cardiff travel health clinic.

Ask us for health information for leisure travel, cruises, and package holidays.

We can help with vaccines for all the popular honeymoon destinations, as well as for more remote areas.

We can also provide travel health services for groups travelling together, such as sports teams and clubs, or for expeditions. Whatever you’ve got planned, we’ve got the resources to support your health. Ask us about group appointments, or send the link to your travellers and ask them to make an appointment at our Cardiff travel clinic at a time that suits them.

We can provide corporate travel health services, and we can advise on appropriate travel vaccines and boosters for agricultural and forestry workers and for people who will be handling animals.

We can also give advice to people travelling to remote areas, whether for work or adventure activities.

What should I bring to my travel health advice appointment?

To make recommendations about travel, your travel health adviser will need to know a bit about your planned trip:

  • travel dates
  • destination
  • activities you have planned
  • accommodation

They may ask about your lifestyle and health status, so it can help to note down any important points that you’d like to discuss. You can bring information from your GP and from occupational health if you’re travelling for work.

This information will help the travel health adviser assess the health risks you’ll be exposed to, and then they can recommend a course of vaccines and, if needed, malaria prophylaxis.

Why make your pre-travel health check appointment with NX Healthcare travel clinics?

Here’s why you should come to us when you need travel health information in Cardiff:

  • our advisers specialise in travel health and their working knowledge is up-to-date
  • we put the latest, most up-to-date travel health information at our advisers’ fingertips
  • we have the expertise to help with last-minute travel jabs in Cardiff
  • our Cardiff travel health consultations are confidential
  • we can provide travel health appointments in Cardiff early and late in the day
  • we offer longer travel health appointments in and around Cardiff if you need more time to discuss a complex trip or health profile
  • our travel health service is good value for money because we price check all the travel health clinics and pharmacies that offer travel shots in and around Cardiff to keep our travel vaccine prices competitive

Book your travel health appointments online

Pick the clinic that is close to your home or work to get started with booking a travel health appointment. Our booking system is open 24/7 and we have plenty of travel health appointments.

Further information about travel health and wellness

The best place to get information about staying well on your holiday is from an appointment with a GP who specialises in travel health, or a travel health nurse or pharmacist like the ones at our clinic in Cardiff.

But if you’d like to browse some articles about travel health, we recommend TravelHealthPro, the library of information from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

You can read information about NHS travel health on Health in Wales. And you can use NHS 111 Wales Travel Health to learn more about illnesses abroad.