Eastgate Medical Group and a number of other local GP practices have partnered with MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) to provide a specialist Travel Health service for our patients and patients in Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding area.
Patients requiring travel advice are to seek advice a minimum of 6-8 weeks prior to date of travel as some travel destinations require a course of injections.
The Travel Clinic is an accessible, expert service located on the ground floor of the Mowbray Square Medical Centre, Mowbray Square, Harrogate, HG1 5AR. Vaccines available free of charge on the NHS will remain free of charge*. Non NHS vaccines that were charged privately previously, will continue to be charged privately. (These include Hep B, Rabies, Jap Encephalitis and various other vaccines).
* (where booked at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment date / for patients registered at participating practices)
- You can use the vaccine checker on the website prior to your appointment to identify possible vaccination requirements for your trip
- Alternatively call MASTA on 0330 100 4156. This number is charged at local rate.
A full range of travel health vaccinations, antimalarials and retail products are available at the clinic.
Clinic opening Times
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 8am to 4pm
- Thursdays: 11am to 7pm
- Saturdays: 8am to 4pm
Please note only the undernoted vaccines are available on NHS Prescriptions:-
- Hepatitis A
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.
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.
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.