Travel Medicine Clinic
Are you planning to experience the sunset melting into turquoise waters in the Pacific, a dream getaway on a royal Mediterranean cruise, a sacred trek to Kailash Mansarovar, a visit to family in Abu Dhabi, a business trip to Shanghai, seek adventure in the tropical rainforests of Congo or scuba dive in the Andamans? Whatever your travel agenda, the International Travel Medicine Clinic at P. D. Hinduja Hospital should be your first stop destination.
What is Travel Medicine?
Travel medicine is a branch that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems that one may encounter during travel.
Why does one need to visit a Travel Medicine Clinic?
Travel to any part of the country or the world, for business, sport, higher education or leisure, poses a risk of acquiring diseases you would not normally encounter at home. A travel medicine clinic provides an in-depth assessment of risk factors and offers preventive measures. It helps you remain free from any illness or disease during travel, so that you don't have to incur high medical expenses or loss of precious time during your travel.
The travel clinician also has the expertise to accurately investigate and treat infections in returning travelers.
Who needs to visit a Travel Medicine Clinic?
Though the Travel Medicine Clinic is advisable for all travellers going abroad, it is specially recommended for
- Travellers with chronic conditions
- Elderly People, Pregnant Women, etc
- Immuno-suppressed Individuals
- Foreign Students or Expatriates
- Adventure seekers with difficult access to healthcare
What services are provided at the Travel Medicine Clinic?
- Up-to-date health and disease information specific to your travel itinerary
- Vaccinations and preventive medication
- Special information for high risk individuals like patients with chronic illnesses, pregnancy, elderly, etc
- General information on non-infective conditions associated with travel
- Post travel consultation for travel associated illnesses
What is the ideal time to visit a Travel Clinic?
The ideal time is 4-6 weeks prior to travel. However, if you have last minute travel plans, you can benefit from precautionary advice and vaccinations.
Does a Travel Clinic protect one from condition other than infectious diseases?
Yes. Apart from infections like Swine flu, Ebola, Malaria, Zika and Yellow fever, a travel clinic will also offer advice and risk assessment for non-infectious disease conditions like motion and altitude sickness, jet lag and deep venous thrombosis.
Monday & Thursday: 10:00 am to 12 noon
Address: Wing 4, Room no. 2416, 2nd Floor, OPD
Building, P.D.Hinduja Hospital & MRC
For Appointments, call: 022 67668181 / 45108181
Dr. Ayesha Sunavala
Infectious Disease Specialist
DNB (Medicine), FNB (Infectious Diseases)