Doctors and pharmacists zone

Travellers' Health Clinic

About the clinic

It's located at the CLSC de Pierrefonds (13800, Gouin W blvd., Pierrefonds, H8Z 3H6). To contact the clinic by phone, the number remains the same: 514-630-2225, extension 1709

 

Please, print and complete this form before your appointment.

 

Your Trip Begins with Us 

An all-inclusive package

Established in the West Island since 1993, the Travellers’ Health Clinic offers professional and courteous service. 

 

The clinic provides all the necessary information and vaccines (including the yellow fever vaccine), so that you can fully enjoy your trip. 

 

A nurse specialized in international health-travel is available to answer all your questions. She will assess the health risks associated with your chosen destination based on your health condition and will inform you about the vaccines you need to make your trip worry-free. 

 

You will also receive practical information on what to do if you need emergency medical care during your trip. Our medical staff can prescribe the required medication and/or suggest other medication to bring along with you in order to prevent or treat certain illnesses abroad. 

 

Obtaining proper immunization can take some time so don’t delay: come see us as soon as your travel plans start taking shape. After all, your trip begins with us

 

Our Package Includes:

- Services close to home and with flexible appointments.

- Medical follow-up if required, provided by medical specialists and specialized nurses;

- Travel vaccines, including yellow fever, no-prescription required

- Health tips and medication to prevent infectious diseases;

- Free vaccination update of your immunisation status;

 

Remember to bring: 

- Your vaccination record

- Your travel itinerary

- Your departure date

- Your completed Health Questionnaire

Our Services

-     Consultation with a nurse specialized in international health-travel;

-     Medical follow-up if required, conducted by medical specialists and specialized nurses after your trip;

-     Update of your immunisation status, free of charge (poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria, measles, rubella and mumps);

-     Information for travellers with specific needs (diabetics or immunocompromised clients);

-     Vaccination for students;

-     TB skin testing;

-     Consultations with infectious disease specialists (microbiologists).

 

Topics discussed:

-     Personalized advice regarding your health condition and the type of trip you will be taking

-     Preventing and treating traveller’s diarrhea

-     Mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever

-     Mountain sickness

-     Preventing deep vein thrombosis

-     Jet lag

-     Sun and swimming

-     Ensuring your own safety when travelling

OUR VACCINES

Vaccination remains the best and safest way to prevent a number of diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization saves 3 million lives each year worldwide, but almost 3 million more lives worldwide, are lost due to diseases that are preventable with existing vaccines.

 

Some vaccines may require more than one dose for a long-term protection.

 

We provide vaccines to protect you from the following illness:

Hepatitis ATetanus
Hepatitis BPolio
Human papilloma Virus (HPV)Diphtheria
Typhoid feverWhooping cough
Yellow feverShingles 
Japanese encephalitisMeasles
European tick-borne encephalitisRubella
ACYW-135 meningitisMumps
RabiesChickenpox
Cholera / traveller's diarrheaType C meningitis
InfluenzaTB skin testing (TCT)
Pneumonia

 

Our clinic is accredited by Health Canada as a yellow fever vaccination Centre.

Frequently Ask Questions

Question: Do I need a vaccine if I’m going to a seaside resort in Cuba or the Dominican Republic? 

Answer: Yes, we recommend that you at least get vaccinated against hepatitis A. We will make sure that your basic immunization (e.g., tetanus, measles) is up to date. 

 

Q: I’m leaving for Hajj/Umra in Saudi Arabia and I need the ACYW-135 vaccine. Do you offer it? 

A: Yes, we offer the Menveo vaccine, which is mandatory to enter this country. 

 

Q: Do I need any special information if I’m visiting a high-altitude area? 

A: Yes, we recommend a consultation with one of our experts. The quantity of oxygen decreases as the altitude increases, which can lead to serious problems. 

 

Q: Do I need the yellow fever vaccine if I’m going to Africa? 

A: As yellow fever is spreading in several African countries, some countries require an International Certificate of Vaccination to enter. 

 

Q: How many weeks before my departure should I come in for a consultation? 

A: Ideally, you should come see us 4 to 6 weeks before your departure. If you are short on time, a consultation will still be beneficial. 

 

Q: Is vaccination free of charge? 

A: No, you will be billed for consultation and vaccination fees, since the services offered by the Travellers’ Health Clinic are not covered by the public insurance plan (RAMQ). Certain fees, however, could be reimbursed by your private insurance plan. 

Contact Us

It's located at the CLSC de Pierrefonds (13800, Gouin W blvd., Pierrefonds, H8Z 3H6). To contact the clinic by phone, the number remains the same: 514-630-2225, extension 1709.

 

West Island HSSC

A clinic that’s close to your home, by appointment only. 

 

To make an appointment, contact us:

Monday and Thursday, from noon to 8:00 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

514-630-2225, extension 1709

 

Methods of payment: electronic payment (Interac), Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash.

 

Competitive prices, receipt for income tax or insurance purposes and fees per visit and per vaccine.

 

All profits from the Travellers’ Health Clinic are returned to the West Island HSSC to improve services to the West Island population.

 

Please, print and complete this form before your appointment.