We hope to provide you with the best cover and at a competitive cost.
Our aim is for you to stay healthy on your trip!
Prices of medication and vaccinations are variable from place to place and time to time. New products invariably cost more and combination products usually come at a slight discount to the individual items separately.
It is not possible to give a direct quote for your trip over the phone as the consultation process can be complex and various factors influence what recommendations are made specifically for you. These factors include your destination, activities whilst away plus your medical and vaccination history. The recommendations and their costs will be discussed with you during your consultation so that you can make a decision based on the information you have received and your personal budget.
One can be vaccinated in many different ways. We will assess your situation and adjust the vaccination schedules to achieve the maximum immunity in the time available before you travel and in the least expensive manner. Our staff are trained to calculate this to save you money! We aim to keep our prices very competitive.
There is also a private clinic fee payable, per person, at the initial visit for each trip you come to discuss. If you need to come back for vaccinations for the same trip you are not charged this fee again. This fee is not covered by Medicare or private health funds, and is just a one-off fee per trip.
Can I get this done at my GP?
Some other organisations do provide vaccines. They may not know about new vaccines such as the one to help prevent Bali Belly, or about the international shortages of Rabies vaccine. They also may not have extensive or up-to-date travel health information to provide you with the most effective advice. In addition, it’s unlikely they can provide all of the vaccines at the time of your appointment and in the one place.
If you wish to use these alternatives we are happy to fill in the gaps but it will mean a lot of running around for you. We hope to provide you with a competitive, ‘one-stop-shop’ for your travel medicine requirements. If you have private health insurance there are rebates which will be applicable – further reducing the costs to you.
Will I get any money back from Medicare/Private Health?
Medicare does cover some of your consultation fees, but not our clinic fee or the vaccines. Certain discounts apply to health care card holders. Please call us on (08) 8267 3544 for more information.
Private health refunds are available on most items over $36. The fund usually has you pay the first $36.00 for each vaccine. It is worth finding out if there is a ceiling to the refund (and its level) as combination vaccinations can make it cheaper if the ceilings are higher. We can go into this in detail during the consultation to work out the cheapest way to get you covered!
Some people may have issues when making claims online with their health fund. Therefore, we recommend you either mail in your itemised invoice or take it in personally to your health fund.