Travel Clinic

Please remember to allow at least 6 to 8 weeks to arrange your vaccination appointment before departure. If you are pregnant or have a child travelling under the age of 2 years you should seek advice and all vaccinations required from your journey from the travel clinic.

Arranging your Travel Assessment

Due to changes with the GP contract Arran Medical Group no longer provide a dedicated travel and vaccinations advice service on Arran.

  • Patients can access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice at Home – Fit for Travel.  
  • Vaccinations available from Arran Medical Group ‘Revaxis’ (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio),Typhoid ,Hepatitis A & B, MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella).

To make an appointment for a travel health risk assessment in Scotland, contact the NHS health board where you live. 

Healthy Travel Leaflet

You may find the following leaflet helpful when making your travel arrangements.

Advice on Malaria will be given.

Please download and print our useful guide below about Mosquito advice.

Hepatitis immunisation

Immunisation against infectious Hepatitis (Hepatitis A) is available free of charge on the NHS in connection with travel abroad. However Hepatitis B is not routinely available free of charge and therefore you may be charged for this vaccination when requested in connection with travel abroad.

Nearby Travel Clinics

You need to take a copy of your vaccination history – this can be requested by phoning or speaking to one of our reception team in any site. Please give at least 2 working days’ notice so we can ensure that the information provided is correct.

Some vaccines are available from the NHS. If you are advised that you require these by the Travel Clinic and, can provide documentation to this effect, we can book an appointment with any Practice Nurse. For this service we require at least 2 weeks’ notice and cannot guarantee availability of the vaccine due to national shortages which occasionally occur.

ClinicTelephone Number
The Travel Clinic
Room 5, West Wing, St James Business Centre, Paisley PA3 3AT. 
Email: [email protected]
0141 889 7656
Boots Travel Clinic
CityDoc0203 553 0758
Online Doctor0330 037 0563


Masta offer travel health consultations, vaccinations (including yellow fever at MASTA nurse lead clinics and selected community pharmacies), antimalarials and travel related retail items. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad), was established over 30 years ago and we now operate one of the largest network of private travel clinics in the UK.

Excess quantities of regular repeat prescriptions

Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for people when they leave the United Kingdom. However, to ensure good patient care the following guidance is offered. People travelling to Europe should be advised to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.

Medication required for a pre-existing condition should be provided in sufficient quantity to cover the journey and to allow the patient to obtain medical attention abroad. If the patient is returning within the timescale of their usual prescription, then this should be issued (the maximum duration of a prescription is recommended by the Care Trust to be two months, although it is recognised that prescription quantities are sometimes greater than this). Patients are entitled to carry prescribed medicines, even if originally classed as controlled drugs, for example, morphine sulphate tablets.

For longer visits abroad, the patient should be advised to register with a local doctor for continuing medication (this may need to be paid for by the patient).

General practitioners are not responsible for prescriptions of items required for conditions which may arise while travelling, for example travel sickness or diarrhoea. Patients should be advised to purchase these items from community pharmacies prior to travel.

Planning on having private treatment/surgery in the UK or abroad?

Please be aware that the whole episode of the treatment should be provided by the private provider, i.e. blood tests and other tests, suture removal, dressing changes, routine wound check, prescribing during your episode of private treatment, etc., and the Practice should not be involved in any aspects of this episode of treatment, with the exception of emergency care relating to the treatment.

It is also the private providers responsibility to issue a Fit Note covering the entire anticipated period off work, but if any longer time off is then required when you are no longer under the care of the provider then this would be the practice responsibility.