Silverbirch Medical Practice, Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Bangor Travel Clinic at Silverbirch Medical Practice

Bangor Travel Clinic is open to the public and registered patients of Silverbirch Medical Practice.

Bangor Travel Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and has been authorised by NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland), to administer yellow fever vaccine in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).

Patients can book appointments directly by calling 028 91 455 000.  We also accept referrals from other GPs or health professionals.  Ideally please book your appointment for at least 6 weeks before your scheduled departure to allow time for any vaccine courses you may need.

You can check the FitForTravel Website to find out what travel vaccinations you may require.  The website also contains a wealth of other useful travel health advice.

Each patient who attends our Bangor Travel Clinic will have an individual risk assessment with our Doctor or Travel Nurse.  This includes an assessment of your current health and an assessment of the risks associated with your destination, activities and modes of travel.

Please complete our Traveller Questionnaire and leave it in as soon as possible - ideally a minimum of 2 weeks before your appointment.  

In addition to advice on vaccinations and malaria prevention a travel consultation at Bangor Travel Clinic includes advice on non-vaccine-preventable and non-prophylaxis-preventable diseases, care in the sun, food and water hygiene, insect repellents, safe sex, managing existing conditions while travelling, self care for many travel related illnesses and problems, and preparation of a travel self care kit.

Travel consultations need to be carried out face-to-face.  Telephone consultations are not available.

Only one trip can be assessed in a single travel consultation so if you are planning another trip then a separate appointment should be made for this.

There is a fee of £25 per person for travel consultations at Bangor Travel Clinic.  Discounts are available for couples and families.  For short notice travellers we can sometimes accomodate an urgent appointment before the date of travel.  The urgent appointment fee is £50.

NHS vaccines can be provided on NHS prescription for our registered patients.  For non-registered patients there is the choice of purchasing the vaccine privately or we can provide a list of the recommended NHS vaccines for you to request from your own GP if they agree to prescribe and administer travel vaccines.

The following vaccines can be prescribed on the NHS:

  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Hep A
  • Typhoid

All other vaccines must be paid for privately and most anti-malaria tablets must also be paid for privately.

Vaccinations available at Bangor Travel Clinic include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Combined Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio and pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis ACWY
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Cholera
  • Tick encephalitis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningitis B
  • Shingles
  • MMR
  • Influenza
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • HPV 9-valent vaccine (Gardasil 9)
  • Yellow Fever

Bangor Travel Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and has been authorised by NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland), to administer yellow fever vaccine in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).

Anti-malarials available at Bangor Travel Clinic include:

  • Chloroquine
  • Doxycycline
  • Mefloquine (Lariam)
  • Malarone adult
  • Malarone paediatric
  • Avloclor/Paludrine
  • Atovaquone/Progruanil generic

Traveller Questionnaire and Price List

Traveller Questionnaire

Bangor Travel Clinic Price List

Bangor Travel Clinic Poster

For more information, please call or contact us, and we'll be more than happy to help.

Useful travel websites

Specific Trips

Travel Advice

  • Travel Aware - Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice helping you prepare for safe and healthy travel abroad

Travel Health Advice

  • FitForTravel - Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad

Volunteering Abroad

  • International Citizenship Service - ICS provides overseas volunteer placements for 18-25 year olds and Team Leader placements for 23-35 year olds
  • World Challenge - Bespoke school expeditions around the world
  • Raleigh International - Raleigh International is a sustainable development organisation with more than 30 years of expertise in working through, for and with young people to create lasting change
  • VSO International -  aims to encourage the sharing of professional skills and knowledge with developing countries
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