Travel safety

Travelling to new and foreign countries can be an exciting and eventful experience. However the environments within these countries can be very different to our in Australia. This includes both the natural environment of the countryside, as well as the state of their hospital system. It is therefore important to be prepared and take emergency supplies whilst travelling in case you unexpectedly become sick or injured.

At the UoM Health Service we have travel safety supplies available for purchase. Please read the following information on this page and make an appointment to see a doctor for further advice.

For more travel tips, please also refer to the following website: www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/travelwell.html

Travel Safety Supplies

A variety of supplies are available for purchase at the UoM health service including first aid kits, emergency trauma kits, water purifying solution, insect repellent containing DEET, mosquito nets and malarial prophylactic medication. We also supply a small range of medications to assist with diarrhoea and vomiting whilst travelling.

First Aid Kits and Emergency Trauma Kits

The UoM health service has a range of first aid kits for purchase that include saline, sterile dressings, bandages, slings, tweezers, gloves and eye patches. It is important to be prepared in case you or the people you are travelling with become injured. This is particularly important if you are travelling through remote areas where medical services are not available.

Emergency trauma kits are also available for purchase at the UoM health service. These kits include needles, syringes and cannulas. We recommend taking an emergency trauma kit if the countries your are travelling to do not have the same level of medical care as we have in Australia. Some countries that are popular for travel do not have the same sanitation requirements as we do in Australia and the administration of a needle or being cannulated may also mean contracting diseases such as Hep B or HIV.

For further information please make an appointment to see one of our doctors.

Malarial Prophylaxis

Malaria is prevalent within areas of many countries where university students travel. At the UoM health service Malarial prophylactic medications such as Doxycycline, Malarone and Larium are available for purchase. A consultation with a doctor is required before purchasing any Malarial Prophylactic medications.

We also recommend if travelling to malaria areas that you use an insect repellent containing DEET and consider taking a mosquito net if sleeping in un-airconditioned environments. Both of these products can be purchased at the UoM health service.

To find out whether you are travelling to a Malarial area, please make an appointment for consultation with a doctor.

Travel Medications

The UoM Health Service has a range of medications available for purchase including Stemetil for nausea, Immodium for diarrhoea, Hydrolyte for dehydration, Buscopan for stomach cramps, Noroxin a broad spectrum antibiotic and Simplotan an anti-giardia tablet. A consultation with a doctor is required before purchasing any travel medications. Please call the UoM health service to make an appointment.