Netcare travel clinics

Who we are

Netcare travel clinics is part of Medicross which, in turn, is a fully owned subsidiary of Netcare Limited.

Experienced and caring healthcare professionals at our dedicated Netcare travel clinics and select Medicross family medical and dental centres across the country offer expert travel medicine advice and services to people planning to visit any destination in the world.

With the latest information on health risks across the world at our fingertips and our expertise in travel medicine, our healthcare professionals will provide you with advice tailored to your personal health circumstances and the specific destinations you will be visiting, as well as being able to administer all of your required and recommended travel vaccinations.  

Medicals required for cross-border work permits or visas are also undertaken at Netcare travel clinics, in accordance with the occupational health requirements of the specific country.

Latest information on health risks across the world at our fingertips.

Our services

Our team of healthcare practitioners will assist you with the following services to help to reduce your health risks and ensure peace of mind during your travels:

  • Assessment of, and advice on, the health risks associated with your planned travel to specific destinations.
  • General advice on travel health whether by land, air or sea, and on travelling under specific circumstances such as pregnancy or a chronic medical condition.
  • Travel vaccinations required by the country or countries you will be visiting. Netcare travel clinics are registered yellow fever immunisation centres.
  • Assessment and recommendations regarding any risks versus benefits of vaccinations in relation to your personal health circumstances.
  • Cross-border medicals in accordance with occupational health requirements of specific countries at travel clinics with occupational health centres.
  • A range of travel first aid kits, insect repellents and medication for conditions such as traveller’s diarrhoea which are commonly experienced by travellers are also available from our travel clinics.

The full spectrum of travel health services is provided at our dedicated Netcare travel clinics. Contact the individual Medicross centres to find out more about the specific travel health services offered at each facility.

Individuals who travel beyond South Africa’s borders should be up to date on all indicated vaccinations against destination-specific diseases for which they are at risk and which are preventable through vaccination.  

Routine vaccinations
Diphteria Hepatitis B Haemophilus influenza type b
Human papiloma virus Seasonal influenza and influenza Measles
Mumps Pertussis Rubella
Pneumococcal disease Poliomyelitis (Polio) Rotavirus
Tuberculosis Tetanus Varicella
Selective vaccinations for travellers
Cholera Hepatitis A Meningococcal disease
Rabies Typhoid fever Yellow fever

Vaccinations required by specific countries: Yellow fever

Africa

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkino Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Ivory Coast
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Southern Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda

South America

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad
  • Tobago
  • Tobago

Cholera

The oral cholera vaccine provides significant protection against cholera and is well tolerated. Cholera is an uncommon disease in travellers but it may be advisable for high risk travellers as well as those who may be exposed to uncertain water and hygiene conditions to consider vaccination.

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Hepatitis A

This vaccine is recommended for travellers crossing our borders as they are just as likely to be exposed when staying and dining in a five-star establishment as camping or eating food cooked by street vendors, as food handlers are the major source of the infection.

Vaccination is strongly recommended for travellers visiting areas where drinking water may be unsafe and where there is poor hygiene and sanitation.

The hepatitis A vaccine is highly effective in giving immediate protection and, with a booster vaccine, can provide lifelong protection. Various brands of the hepatitis A vaccine are available. The vaccine is also available in combination with the hepatitis B vaccine, and in combination with the typhoid vaccine.

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Hepatitis B

An effective vaccine is available to protect against hepatitis B. Since 1995, the hepatitis B vaccine is part of the extended programme of vaccination for all children.

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Meningococcal meningitis

Various types of vaccines are available against meningococcal meningitis.

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Polio

This vaccine can be given orally in the form of drops, or in combination with tetanus and diphtheria as a single injection. The vaccine offers simple and safe protection against poliomyelitis which is still prevalent in some countries.

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Rabies

Vaccination is recommended for all travellers who will be going to or living in endemic areas and who may be exposed to rabies as a result of the activities in which they will engage, for example trekking or working in rural areas.

Some individuals may require vaccination in light of their occupation, for example veterinarians, workers in animal quarantine centres, certain custom officials and bat handlers.

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Tetanus

All travellers should have up to date tetanus vaccination as the disease is prevalent throughout the world and is potentially life-threatening. A booster dose is given by means of a single injection and is indicated if you have not had a tetanus injection in the last 10 years. It is often combined with polio and diphtheria vaccines as a single injection.

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Typhoid fever

Typhoid is a bacterial disease which is transmitted through contaminated food and water and can be a serious life-threatening disease. Food handlers can carry the bacteria and once they handle food, they pass it onto the food and persons eating the food then contract typhoid fever.

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Yellow fever

International health regulations regarding yellow fever are unequivocal, and travellers who have not been vaccinated may be refused entry into a country and may even face being quarantined in certain circumstances. Travellers who have been vaccinated against yellow fever are issued with an internationally recognised vaccination certificate for inspection by immigration officials. This strict control is maintained to ensure that both individual travellers and wider communities in their home countries are protected against outbreaks and the spread of this disease.

To be effective the yellow fever vaccine should be administered seven to 10 days prior to departure. The vaccine provides immunity against the disease for life although not all countries in Africa accept that immunity is for life and require proof of immunisation against yellow fever every 10 years.

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Travel health updates

Travellers to Madagascar urged to take precautions following outbreak of plague

Friday, 20 October 2017, People who are planning to travel to Madagascar are advised to consult a travel doctor about means of preventing infection as the island country faces an outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague.

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Vigilance advised following Zimbabwe typhoid outbreak

Friday, 13 January 2017, A recent outbreak of typhoid fever in neighbouring Zimbabwe is cause for vigilance but not alarm, cautions Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Tokai Medicross.

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Travellers and hikers urged to be cautious of tick borne diseases

Tuesday, 07 February 2017, Ticks are most prevalent in South Africa during the warmer months of the year, and Netcare Travel Clinics urges travellers, international visitors, hikers, campers and farmers to be vigilant of potentially debilitating and serious tick-borne diseases at this time of the year.

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Travellers urged to be cautious following bird flu outbreaks

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, Some 40 countries have reported outbreaks of avian flu, commonly known as bird flu, in wild birds and domestic poultry since November 2016. Since September 2016, a total of 120 people have been infected with a certain strain of this infectious illness in China. As many as a third of these individuals died as a result of the infection.

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Enhanced yellow fever precautions advised amid outbreak

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, People intending to travel to Angola are urged to seek advice from travel doctors as that country is experiencing a yellow fever outbreak, which has claimed at least 238 lives since December 2015.

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Deep vein thrombosis

Sitting still for long periods of time while travelling in aircraft, trains or motor vehicles may cause some individuals to suffer blood clotting, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be life-threatening.

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Malaria

Malaria is a potentially fatal illness which is widespread in Africa and may also be present in other tropical and sub-tropical regions. The disease is caused by a parasite which is transmitted to humans when they are bitten by infected mosquitoes.

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Travellers’ diarrhoea

Travellers’ diarrhoea can be caused by many different organisms including bacteria such as E.coli and SalmTwelvella, parasites such as Giardia and viruses such as norovirus. All these organisms are spread through the faecal-oral route, i.e. eating or drinking contaminated food or water, or through contact between the mouth and dirty hands, crockery and cutlery.

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Pregnant women cautioned about mosquito-borne Zika virus

Pregnant women travelling to a number of countries in the equatorial regions as well as Central and South America which are affected by the Zika virus, are urged to discuss the risks with a travel doctor before travelling. The virus has been linked to the development of microcephaly in unborn babies, and pregnant women should take every possible precaution against it.

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Contact us

For any travel health related enquiries, please contact us at travelinfo@netcare.co.za

Find a Netcare travel clinic

Eastern Cape

Medicross Cape Road

Dis-Chem Building, 289 Cape Road
Newton Park, Port Elizabeth 6015
Tel: 041 391 8700

Medicross Walmer

Cnr of Buffelsfontein & 17th Avenue
Miramar, Port Elizabeth 6070
Tel: 041 396 4800

Free State

Medicross Bloemfontein

College Square, 183 Nelson Mandela Drive,
Bloemfontein 9301
Tel: 051 406 0200/0250

Medicross Quintamed

2 Wag-n-Bietjiebos Street,
Pellissier, Bloemfontein 9301
Tel: 051 422 4911

Gauteng

Netcare Travel Clinic Boksburg

Medicross Boksburg
Cnr Trichardt & North Rand Roads
Boksburg 1462
Tel: 011 898 6509

Netcare Travel Clinic Constantia

Medicross Constantia Park
2nd Floor, Cnr Chopin & Duvernoy Streets,
Garsfontein, Pretoria 0063
Tel: 012 993 9048

Netcare Travel Clinic Edenvale

Medicross Edenvale
111 Andries Pretorius Street,
Edenvale 1610
Tel: 011 026 4157

Netcare Travel Clinic Rivonia

Morningside Close Office Park,
Unit B, Ground floor,
1 Michelle Street,
Morningside 2196
Tel: 011 802 0059

Medicross Benoni

Cnr Kei & Great North Roads
Farrarmere, Benoni 1501
Tel: 011 425 4000/9100

Medicross Carlswald

Carlswald Décor Centre,
Cnr 5th Street & Harry Galaun Road,
Midrand 1685
Tel: 011 318 0634 / 8934

Medicross Constantia Park

Cnr Chopin & Duvernoy Streets,
Garsfontein, Pretoria 0063
Tel: 012 998 5552/993 9000

Medicross Germiston

Cnr Weber Road & Olivier Street,
Germiston 1422
Tel: 011 824 7300/1/2

Medicross Pretoria North

291 Burger Street, Pretoria North,
Pretoria 0116
Tel: 012 565 6091/521 2420

Medicross Randburg

Cnr Rabie Street & Malibongwe Drive,
Fontainebleau, Randburg 2194
Tel: 011 796 1400

Medicross Roodepoort

54 Ontdekkers Road,
Ontdekkerspark, Roodepoort 1724
Tel: 011 764 1919/279 9400

Medicross Saxby

1053 Frederick Street,
Eldoraigne, Pretoria 0149
Tel: 012 6602355/6

Medicross Sophiatown

Cnr Edward Road & Millar Streets,
Triomf, 2129
Tel: 011 673 1240/471 0210

Medicross The Berg

The Berg Shopping Centre,
Cnr Gordon Road & Bergbron Drive
Bergbron 7570
Tel: 011 673 4150/670 2400

Medicross Vereeniging

Cnr Nile Drive & The Square,
Three Rivers, Vereeniging 1939
Tel: 016 423 5494

KwaZulu-Natal

Medicross Hayfields

Hayfields Mall, Cnr Blackburrow & Cleland Roads,
Hayfields, Pietermaritzburg 3201
Tel: 033 386 9208

Medicross Malvern

Cnr Ethelbert & Conabor Roads,
Queensburgh, Malvern, Durban 4093
Tel: 031 463 2055

Medicross Pinetown

Cnr Josiah Gumede & Meller Road,
Pinetown 3610
Tel: 031 709 3070

Netcare Umhlanga Travel Clinic

Ground Floor, Netcare Umhlanga Medical Centre
321 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga
Tel: 031 582 5302

North West

Medicross Potchefstroom

Cnr James Moraka Avenue & Peter Mokaba Street,
Potchefstroom 2520
Tel: 018 293 7800

Medicross Rustenburg

Cnr Von Wielligh & President Mbeki Roads,
Rustenburg, 0300
Tel: 014 523 5100

Western Cape

Medicross Fish Hoek

23 5th Avenue,
Fish Hoek, Cape Town 7975
Tel: 021 782 3506

Medicross Kenilworth

67 Rosmead Avenue,
Kenilworth, Cape Town 7708
Tel: 021 683 5867

Medicross Langeberg

Brighton Centre,
Cnr Brighton & Kipling Roads,
Kraaifontein, Cape Town 7570
Tel: 021 987 1690/980 5100

Medicross Paarl

Cnr Verster & De Villiers Streets,
Paarl 7646
Tel: 021 872 3867

Medicross Pinelands

Block A, Park Lane, Alexandra Road,
Pinelands, Cape Town 7405
Tel: 021 511 2672

Medicross Tokai

Cnr Tokai Road & Keyser River Drive,
Tokai, Cape Town 7947
Tel: 021 710 9950

Netcare Travel Clinic Cape Town

58 Strand Street, Picbel Parkade,
11th Floor, Room 1107,
Cape Town 8001
Tel: 021 419 3172