The Travel Medicine Alliance group of doctors can provide your company with the means to safely and efficiently manage the health risks associated with international business.
Our services include:
- Medical Checks:
- Travel Medicine Consult:
- Post-Travel Checks And Treatment:
- Ongoing Vaccine Management For Future Trips:
- Paperwork or E-files:
- Development of a Corporate Travel Health Policy:
Contact your local TMA member here to help ensure your staff operate at their full potential while overseas.
Some or our members also provide a service called Plexus where we can look after an companies with workers across Australia with one point of contact for services at travel medicine clinics across Australia. Please email your local clinic to ask about this service.
Are your staff fit to travel? A medical checkup is recommended if travellers will be posted to developing countries for more than 12 months. Potentially serious medical problems may not be obvious. A medical checkup will include History, Physical Exam, Urine test, Vision, ECG (heart), Spirometry (lungs), Blood tests (anemia, liver kidney sugar, cholesterol, prostate) and other relevant aspects. This may uncover potential medical problems that can be dealt with before deployment and will document an employees baseline health status prior to travel. Sometimes medical checks may be required in order to obtain working visas (e.g. PNG) or for certain work places e.g. those at altitude or working offshore e.g. OGUK
Travel Medicine Consult
All employees need a travel medicine consult with a doctor to check their vaccines are up to date, and authorise malaria pills and medical kits (if relevant). Employees may also need briefings on various aspects of travel health such as how to avoid jetlag, mosquitoes, food and water diseases, worms, jigger fleas, sexually transmitted diseases and so on. We give all our travellers a copy of the book, Travelling Well as part of their information briefing.
Post-Travel Checks And Treatment
Sick travellers need care from doctors who are familiar with exotic travel diseases to ensure a speedy recovery and less likelihood of spread to workmates and family. Some travellers will need a post travel checkup even if they feel well to uncover problems before they develop
Ongoing Vaccine Management For Future Trips
Once we have a persons vaccine records on file, we can provide some advice by email. We also send reminders for boosters, and can update medical kits
Paperwork or E-files
It is useful to have paperwork in the employee file to document compliance with occupational health and safety. We can provide the necessary paperwork. We also provide an immunisation record book to the employee.
Corporate Travel Health Policy
A sample policy is available here for download
. TMA members can help you develop this further.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. - Bill Bryson, in introduction to "The Best American Travel Writing 2000"”
For my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, - From The Wander-Light by Henry Lawson”
And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low;
I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not,
And restless and lost on a road that I know.