A shot before you go: travel clinics in Gauteng

The last thing on your mind when you’re planning to travel to a foreign destination is getting sick, yet illness is one of the things that can turn a long-awaited holiday into a nightmare.

So whether you’re a Gauteng resident planning to travel off the African continent or an international visitor on your first visit to our amazing province, visiting your nearest travel clinic is highly recommended.

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Get any necessary vaccinations at one of the many travel clinics in Gauteng. (Image: blakespot)

What does a travel clinic have to offer?

Healthcare professionals are on hand to provide updated advisories on potential health risks across the world. They will also advise on specific requirements associated with your destination country and your state of health – such as pregnancy or chronic illness – and any travel medication required.

Also worth noting is that travel clinics are authorised to carry out mandatory medical examinations required for cross-border work permits or visas. Personnel are also equipped to administer all required and recommended vaccinations, such as for yellow fever, for example.

Practical travel first aid kits packed with useful items such as insect repellent and anti-diarrhoea medication are also sold at travel clinics.

Research reveals that you are seven times less likely to get sick while travelling if you visit a travel health clinic beforehand, so this is well worth the time and effort.

Where to find your nearest travel clinic

Bruma Travel Clinic
41 Turnstone Street
De Wetshof
Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 616 5818

Execuhealth
Peter Place
Main Road
Lyme Park
Sandton
+27 (0)11 706 1231

Netcare Travel Clinic Boksburg
Medicross Boksburg
Cnr Trichardt and North Rand roads
Boksburg
Tel: +27 (0)11 898 6509

Netcare Travel Clinic Constantia
Medicross Constantia Park
2nd Floor, cnr Chopin and Duvernoy streets
Garsfontein, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 993 9048

Netcare Travel Clinic Edenvale
Medicross Edenvale
111 Andries Pretorius Street
Edenvale
Tel: +27 (0)11 026 4157

Netcare Travel Clinic Rivonia
Morningside Close Office Park
Unit B, ground floor
1 Michelle Street
Morningside
Tel: +27 (0)11 802 0059

Netcare Rosebank Hospital
14 Sturdee Avenue
Rosebank
Johannesburg
+27 (0)11 328 0500

Medicross Benoni
Cnr Kei and Great North roads
Farrarmere
Benoni
Tel: +27 (0)11 425 4000/9100

Medicross Carlswald
Carlswald Décor Centre
Cnr 5th Street and Harry Galaun Road
Midrand
Tel: +27 (0)11 318 0634/8934

Medicross Constantia Park
cnr Chopin and Duvernoy streets
Garsfontein
Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 998 5552/993 9000

Medicross Germiston
Cnr Webber Road and Olivier Street
Germiston
Tel: +27 (0)11 824 7300/1/2

Medicross Pretoria North
291 Burger Street
Pretoria North
Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 565 6091/521 2420

Medicross Randburg
Cnr Rabie Street and Malibongwe Drive
Fontainebleau
Randburg
Tel:+27 (0)11 796 1400

Medicross Roodepoort
54 Ontdekkers Road
Ontdekkerspark
Roodepoort
Tel: +27 (0)11 764 1919/279 9400

Medicross Saxby
1053 Frederick Street
Eldoraigne
Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 6602355/6

Medicross Sophiatown
Cnr Edward Road and Millar Street
Triomf
Tel: +27 (0)11 673 1240/471 0210

Medicross The Berg
The Berg Shopping Centre,
Cnr Gordon Road and Bergbron Drive
Bergbron
Tel: +27 (0)11 673 4150/670 2400

Medicross Vereeniging
Cnr Nile Drive and The Square
Three Rivers
Vereeniging
Tel: +27 (0)16 423 5494

Megawatt Park Travel Clinic
6 Maxwell Drive
Megawatt Park
Sandton
+27 (0)11 800 4454

Rosebank Travel Clinic
63 7th Avenue
Rosebank
Tel: +27 (0)11 880 5349

Sandton City Medical Practice
116 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst
Sandton
+27 (0)11 783 7320

Travel Doc – Travel Clinic and House Calls
236 Athol Street
Highlands North
Johannesburg
Tel: +27 (0)82 457 0176

This blog post was updated on 2 August 2017.

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