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Travel clinics in London area

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Can anyone recommend a good travel clinic, to get some prescription drugs for my medical kit?
I just phoned up MASTA, and the only thing they give out is Immodium & 4 tablets of ciproflaxicine, for a daylight-robbery-price of £14.

My GP won't prescribe anything (since I'm not ill at the moment). I am private insured, but BUPA member services wasn't too helpful either.

(Sorry if this has been asked before – but the search didn't reveal anything.)

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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good travel clinic, to get some prescription drugs for my medical kit?
I just phoned up MASTA, and the only thing they give out is Immodium & 4 tablets of ciproflaxicine, for a daylight-robbery-price of £14.

My GP won't prescribe anything (since I'm not ill at the moment). I am private insured, but BUPA member services wasn't too helpful either.

(Sorry if this has been asked before – but the search didn't reveal anything.)

Bjorn
Hi there - Nomad Adventure Travel clinics are good - we talked to them at the Adventure Travel Show a couple of months back.

Their site is at Nomad Travel Clinics > Nomad Adventure Travel Store

This pharmacist is a chap called Jason (see the full video) and he's very helpful.

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these might point you in the right direction

hospital for tropical diseases travel clinic : 020 7388 9600 - capper st. london wc1

liverpool school of tropical medicine travel clinic : 0151 708 9393 liverpool l3 5qa (obviously not london but they might know stuff)


these probably wont give out prescription stuff, but they might know who might ??.. Also i have been told to try university or college health centres.
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I've used the 1st contact clinic on New Oxford Street - very centrally located, reasonably priced and relatively easy to get appointments.

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