Make a travel health appointment in Glasgow
Most people planning a trip abroad have a fit-for-travel consultation six to eight weeks before leaving Scotland. Making an appointment at a Glasgow travel clinic is easy with our online booking system.
You can book a pre-travel consultation with a travel health expert right now
Just select the Glasgow travel clinic nearest your home or workplace and our booking system will offer you a choice of appointments.
Please make one appointment for each person in your travel party. Just ask if you need a longer appointment for complex health needs, or if you are going on a longer trip.
Emergency travel health appointments in Glasgow
We recommend you come to see us six to eight weeks before your departure – but we do understand that sometimes a trip can’t wait. We can still help, even if there isn’t time to complete the whole course of a travel vaccine. Come and find out about accelerated vaccine schedules and the steps you can take to reduce your exposure to common pathogens while travelling.
Travel health information and vaccines in central Glasgow
What travel services do you need?
- holiday travel health
- cruise and honeymoon health
- shots for business travel
- corporate travel health services
- vaccines for independent and adventure travellers
- vaccines for people working abroad in agriculture and forestry
- emergency travel vaccinations
- advice for travellers with health conditions
- antimalarial regimes
- Saudi MoH-approved health certificates for Hajj and Umrah
Health risks that travellers face
Travelling to places where conditions are different to what you’re used to in Scotland can make it more likely that you will get sick. For example, extremely hot or cold temperatures, high or low humidity, high altitude, poor air quality from pollution and dust. Your body may also react to pathogens that it has not come across before, and these viruses and bacteria can make you more poorly than usual.
You may come across diseases linked to poor sanitation, such as polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and cholera; or conditions that have been eradicated in the UK, such as malaria and rabies.
Some of these diseases can be fatal or have life-changing effects. Or they can make you ill for a long time and you may have to take time off work on your return to Scotland.
What health risks will I face on my holiday?
Even with useful information about your destination, it can be difficult to accurately assess the risks that you’ll be exposed to while travelling. Some travellers get anxious about health risks abroad; while others take un-necessary risks. That’s why you should see a travel health adviser. They can interpret the available information and give you a realistic idea of the possible impact on your health.
How can I reduce the risk of getting sick while travelling?
An appointment at our Glasgow travel health clinic will give you the information you need to protect your health on holiday. Some tropical diseases can be avoided with simple lifestyle changes; others are vaccine preventable.
What advice can you give me about protecting my health on holiday?
Your travel health adviser can provide tips that are backed up by research on:
- insect and mosquito bite avoidance
- sun and hot weather safety
- food and water safety
- avoiding accidents
- staying safe at altitude
They can give information about weather at your destination that might impact other health conditions you have. You can then take this information to your usual care team and find out ways to cope while travelling.
Travel vaccines available in Glasgow
We carry the normal range of travel shots at our Glasgow travel clinic, and it may be possible to give the first dose at your first appointment. Here are some of the travel vaccines we often have in stock:
- chicken pox and shingles
- hepatitis A and hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- tick-borne encephalitis
- yellow fever
Should I get antimalarials for my trip abroad?
We can provide antimalarial tablets should you need them for your trip. Antimalarials are available on prescription in the UK, although some brands can be obtained over the counter.
There is a lot of choice in malaria pills, and it can be difficult to work out when to start and stop taking them. But if you tell us where you are going and when, we’ll tell you which pills are best and do all the calculations for you.
Reducing travel health costs
We know that you’d far rather spend your holiday money on having fun – but it can be expensive if you get sick abroad, particularly if your travel insurance is only basic. You will also lose out on a few days while you recover. Not only that, but some travellers’ illnesses have long-lasting effects, which could see you taking time off work after your return.
Bear in mind that travel vaccines give years of protection, so you won’t need more shots for each trip. And some vaccines can be boosted to extend their protection. To make sure you get best value from our travel services, bring your vaccine records and any travel health certificates to your appointment.
In any case, we are proud to keep our prices competitive with other pharmacies and Glasgow travel clinics.
Preparing for your travel health appointment
It’s so easy to access our centrally-located Glasgow travel health centre. Our travel health advisers dedicate themselves to travel health, and provide a confidential service to all our clients.
Please bring the following information to our travel health clinic in Glasgow:
- vaccine records or travel health certificates
- itinerary, including dates, activities and accommodation
Reasons to choose NX Healthcare in Glasgow for your pre-travel check-up
- We provide the latest evidence-based advice to travellers.
- We have access to the most up-to-date health information about destinations worldwide.
- Our pricing is competitive with other Glasgow travel health centres.
- Our advisers are skilled and experienced enough to advise on complex trips abroad
- We can administer some vaccines at your first appointment if required.
- Our online booking system gives you access to a wide choice of appointments throughout the day.
- Centrally-located travel health clinics and traveller’s vaccinations centres in Glasgow.
Book your travel health appointments online
It’s quick and easy to make an appointment for travel health and vaccines. Pick the clinic that is close to your home or work to get started.
How do I get more information about staying safe while travelling?
There is no replacement for a consultation with a travel health expert, like the nurses and pharmacists at our travel health clinics in Glasgow. But we have a comprehensive library of travel health articles that you can browse.
The Foreign Office: Country-specific travel advice
NHS Scotland: FitForTravel
National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC): TravelHealthPro