Travel health

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Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes - your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.

For free expert advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or for the one-off treatment of minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week from 7am-11pm, see a specialist nurse at our Walk-in centre.

For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP's by suburb. If you or your family need a doctor on a weeknight, weekend or public holiday, you can also call the National Home Doctor Service.

For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.

Travel Health A-Z

Corporate Medical Options (CMO) is a leader in the provision of vaccinations to individuals and organisations for over 10 years. CMO provides the full range of travel vaccinations (including Yellow Fever) and pre and post travel advice. Our clinic is conveniently located at Unit 4, Level 2, 173 Strickland Cres, Deakin and appointments can be made by calling (02) 6282 1100.

The Immunisation and Vaccination section of this website gives you a comprehensive view of all the issues around immunisation and vaccination, so that you can make well-rounded and informed decisions for you and your family.

Medicare benefits aren't available for treatment received overseas, however, the Australian Government has signed Reciprocal Health Care Agreements, which means that as an Australian resident you're entitled to assistance with the cost of medical treatment in certain countries listed on this website.

The Smartraveller website is the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service. It also provides health information and tips, to help you have a hassle-free and healthy journey.

Travel Clinics Australia provide a complete range of travel vaccinations and travel health services to individuals, families corporate groups and organisations. They aim to protect the health of travellers by providing exemplary clinical care along with specific advice and information for each traveller. Phone the Dickson Travel Clinic, located on the corner of Cowper & Antill Streets in Dickson, on (02) 6257 3853.

Its a good idea to consider the potential travel health hazards before you leave Australia. Within this website, you'll find information on a variety of travel health topics. From air travel tips through to travel vaccinations, this site helps you plan for a safer and healthier trip.

The Traveller's Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) website gives you advice on recommended vaccinations, travel health and current health alerts for overseas travel. Phone the TMVC's Canberra Clinic, located on Level 5 of Jacobs House at 8-10 Hobart Place in the city, on (02) 6257 7156 to make an appointment.