Travellers' Health Clinic

About the clinic

The travel health clinic is located at: 

CLSC de Pierrefonds
13800, boul. Gouin Ouest
Pierrefonds
H8Z 3H6

Phone: 514-630-2225, extension 1709

Please, print and complete this form before your appointment.


Your Trip Begins with Us 

An all-inclusive package

Established in the West Island since 1993, the Travel Health Clinic offers professional and courteous services. 

It provides all the necessary information and vaccines (including the yellow fever vaccine), so that you can fully enjoy your trip. 

A nurse specialized in international travel health will assess the health risks associated with your chosen destination based on your health condition, and will inform you about the vaccines you need to make your trip worry-free. 

You will also receive practical information on what to do if you need emergency medical care during your trip. Our medical staff can prescribe the required medication and suggest other medication to bring along with you to prevent or treat certain illnesses abroad.

Obtaining proper immunization can take some time, so don’t delay: come see us as soon as your travel plans start taking shape. After all, your trip begins with us! 

Our package includes: 

  • A clinic that’s close to your home, by appointment only 
  • Medical follow-up, as required, provided by medical specialists and specialized nurses
  • Travel vaccines, including yellow fever (no prescription required)
  • Health tips and medication to prevent infectious diseases
  • Free update of your basic immunization 

Remember to bring: 

  • Your vaccination record
  • Your travel itinerary
  • Your departure date
  • A duly completed Health Questionnaire

Note:

Although the clinic is located in a CLSC, services offered by the Travel Health Clinic are not covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). 

The clinic offers competitive prices for consultation and vaccination fees. We issue income tax and insurance receipts. 

All profits from the Travel Health Clinic are returned to the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre to improve services to the West Island population.

Our Services

  • Consultation with a nurse specialized in international travel health 
  • Medical follow-up after your trip, as required, provided by medical specialists and specialized nurses
  • Update of your basic immunization, free of charge (poliomyelitis, tetanus, diphtheria, measles, chickenpox, rubella and mumps) 
  • Information for travellers with specific needs (e.g. diabetes or immunosupression)
  • Vaccination for students
  • TB skin testing
  • Consultations with infectious disease specialists (microbiologists)

Topics discussed:

  • Personalized advice according to your health condition and the type of trip you will be taking
  • Preventing and treating traveller’s diarrhea
  • Mosquito-transmitted diseases, such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and Zika
  • Mountain sickness
  • Preventing deep vein thrombosis
  • Jet lag 
  • Sun 
  • Swimming
  • Ensuring your own safety when travelling

Our Vaccines

Vaccination remains the best and safest way to prevent a number of diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization saves 3 million lives each year; however, diseases that can be prevented with existing vaccines cause close to 3 million deaths worldwide. 

Some vaccines may require more than one dose for a long-term protection.

We provide vaccines to protect you from the following illness:

Hepatitis A

Tetanus

Hepatitis B

Polio

Human papilloma Virus (HPV)

Diphtheria

Typhoid fever

Whooping cough

Yellow fever

Shingles 

Japanese encephalitis

Measles

Rabies 

Rubella

Pneumonia 

Mumps

Cholera / traveller’s diarrhea 

Chickenpox

ACYW-135 meningitis

Type B and C meningitis

Influenza

TB skin testing (TCT)

Our clinic is accredited by Health Canada as a yellow fever vaccination Centre.

Contact Us

CLSC de Pierrefonds
13800, boul. Gouin Ouest
Pierrefonds,  QC 
H8Z 3H6

Phone: 514-630-2225, extension 1709

A clinic that’s close to your home, by appointment only.  

To make an appointment, contact us:

Monday and Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. 
Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Methods of payment: electronic payment (Interac), Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash.

Please, print and complete this form before your appointment.

Frequently Ask Questions

Question: Do I need a vaccine if I’m going to a seaside resort in Cuba or the Dominican Republic? 

Answer: Yes, we recommend that you at least get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, and update your basic immunization. 

Q: I’m leaving for Hajj/Umrah in Saudi Arabia and I need the meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine. Do you offer it? 

A: Yes, we offer the meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine. 

Q: Do I need to make an appointment if I’m visiting a high-altitude area? 

A: Yes, we recommend a consultation with one of our experts. The quantity of oxygen decreases as the altitude increases, which can lead to serious problems. 

Q: Do I need the yellow fever vaccine if I’m going to Africa? 

A: As yellow fever is spreading in several African countries, some countries require an International Certificate of Vaccination to enter.  

Q: How many weeks before my departure should I come in for a consultation? 

A: Ideally, as soon as possible. Some vaccines may require more than one consultation. However, if you are short on time, a consultation will still be beneficial.

Q: Is vaccination free of charge? 

A: No, you will be billed for consultation and vaccination because the services offered by the Travel Health Clinic are not covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). Certain fees may be reimbursed. Ask your private insurer.