The Austin Health Travel and Tropical Medicine clinic is an outpatient service that provides expert travel health advice for travellers including:
Travellers will be provided with up-to-date, practical, customised advice for minimising risks of acquiring travel-related infections, including:
The clinic is also an accredited Yellow Fever vaccination centre.
Austin Health’s Travel and Tropical Medicine clinic is run by Dr Doug Johnson and operates in Clinic 1, Outpatients Department, Level 3, Austin Hospital on Thursday afternoons from 2-5pm.
GeoSentinel is an international surveillance network that monitors the global spread of exotic infectious diseases among travellers, immigrants and expatriates. The program was established jointly by the International Society for Travel Medicine and CDC in Atlanta. It has conducted numerous landmark research projects in travel and tropical medicine that have resulted in important epidemiologic information, as well as the development of international guidelines and publications through both the CDC in Atlanta and the WHO.
The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Austin Hospital are the only sites in Australia involved with this international program. The program was established at the Austin by A/Prof Joe Torresi as co-director of GeoSentinel, Melbourne, Australia.