TRAVEL VACCINATION INFORMATION
We are able to provide travel advice and some travel vaccinations for registered patients. The service is run by our practice nurses and will provide you with advice and some travel vaccinations.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, we ask patients to complete a Travel Enquiry Questionnaire. Please contact reception on Tel. No. 01603 778277 or click below to obtain a questionnaire.
Please return the completed questionnaire to the practice. This will be reviewed by a practice nurse who will then ask reception to contact you with an appointment and advice on which vaccinations you will require. You should be aware that some travel vaccines are chargeable and are not free on the NHS.
Travel Enquiry Questionnaire
It is important submit your travel questionnaire as soon as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will also be required with the practice nurse to complete the vaccinations. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. Please note that there is also a charge for the private prescription.
This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
For more information on which travel vaccinations are provided by the NHS and which are chargeable please click on the link below:
For More Information on the Vaccinations that you may require depending on the country you are visiting please click on the links below:
Please note that East Norwich Medical Partnership is not a registered Yellow Fever Centre. The Practice Nurse will advice you on where Yellow Fever vaccinations are available locally.
FURTHER HELPFUL TRAVEL INFORMATION
You may find helpful travel information on the NaTHNaC website. To access the website please click below:
EHIC - EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD
A valid European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home. Treatment should be provided on the same basis as it would to a resident of that country, either at a reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. For example, in some countries, patients are expected to directly contribute a percentage towards the cost of their state-provided treatment. This is known as a patient co-payment. If you receive treatment under this type of healthcare system, you are expected to pay the same co-payment charge as a patient from that country.
The EHIC also covers the treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and routine maternity care, provided the reason for your visit is not specifically to give birth or seek treatment.
For More Information on the EHIC please click on the link below:
To apply for an EHIC online please click on the link below: