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Mobility is the stuff modern life is made of. People are travelling more and more for leisure, adventure, business, humanitarian missions, to visit friends and relatives, etc. Travelling is frequently associated with specific and often preventable health risks such as tropical diseases like malaria. Our Travel Clinic taps into UCS’s extensive experience and know-how in travel and aviation medicine. Its team of doctors and nurses can offer you personalised advice for your international travels regarding immunisations, prophylactic medication, and a range of other preventive issues.

The services provided also include health education sessions targeting corporate and occupational groups, medical clearance for ill and incapacitated airline passengers (Medifs), a quit smoking clinic, a fear of flying program, post-travel medical assessment, etc. Guidance follows the recommendations of the major health authorities in the field, but is carefully tailored for the specific needs of individuals and groups.

Our travel clinic’s health professionals can speak English and French.

To make an appointment for the UCS TRAVEL CLINIC

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR TRAVEL CLINIC APPOINTMENT:

When making your appointment please mention:
- Whether you are travelling with relatives or other travel companions and would like to make a group appointment (there are special prices for groups).
- Whether you wish to make an additional appointment for another consultation (e.g., quit smoking clinic, any other medical specialty) or exam. In that case we will do our best to schedule your appointments in such a way that you will spend as little time as possible at the clinic.


ON THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT REMEMBER TO CARRY ON YOU:

- Your past immunisations record (including childhood vaccines).
- The travelling children’s Boletim Individual de Saúde or similar child health record from your country.
- A list of all the medicines your are taking on a regular basis.
- A list of all your drug allergies.

TRAVELLER’S KIT

The UCS traveller’s first aid kit is a lightweight and handy bag for the most frequent travel health nuisances, and contains a set of products for common ailments such as fever, aches and pains, stuffy nose, diarrhoea, vomiting, heartburn, skin yeast infections and superficial burns, as well as an insect repellent and water purification tablets. In the kit you will also find a digital thermometer, tweezers, plasters, bandages, adhesive tape, syringes, and disinfection pads.
  



TRAVEL VACCINATIONS

  Immunisations available at the clinic (click to know more):

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A+B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Meningitis ACYW

Polio

Rabies

Tetanus
+ diphtheria
Tick-borne encephalitis


One, several or none of these immunisations may be indicated in your case, depending on your destination and medical history. In Portugal, the Yellow Fever jab is available only at a limited number of official state-run centres which are allowed to issue yellow fever vaccination certificates. In Lisbon you can go to:


Centro de Vacinação Internacional at the Sete Rios Health Centre located
at Largo Prof. Arnaldo Sampaio
Ph: 217211800.     

Instituto de Higiene e  Medicina Tropical, at Rua da Junqueira, 96.

Ph: 213652600 or 213627553.

With a UCS travel clinic medical prescription you can get your yellow vaccine jab at one of the above centres without a previous or additional consultation.


TO FIND OUT MORE:

- For general info on your destination and health alerts, we suggest you browse the World Health Organization (WHO)   and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sites.

-Info in English about protection against insect bites here
- Download UCS leaflets (in Portuguese) here: “When you travel by plane”, “Tropical diseases – malaria”, “Traveller’s Diarrhoea”.

Other links in English:
Traveller’s diarrhoea
Malaria


TRAVELLING WITHIN THE UE AND HAVE A PORTUGUESE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER?
You can request your European health insurance card by sending an e-mail with your name, date of birth and social security number to






 
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