Planning a trip? Be prepared. Pre-travel consultations offer a dedicated time to prepare you for any concerns or health risks associated with an upcoming adventure or holiday. During this session, we will:
> Discuss your travel plans and assess the risks associated with regions or countries you will be visiting
> Review your travel and health history as well as your main concerns and health goals
> Educate you on any risks and natural prevention options available for common conditions such as traveller’s diarrhoea, malaria and altitude sickness
> Educate you on ways to self-manage your health during your trip
> Discuss practical strategies around food, water and other choices to reduce the risk of travel illness
> Review current travel warnings and advice for your region of travel
A pre-travel consult is of particular value for anyone with a history of illness or irritable bowel symptoms whilst travelling, which increases your risk of repeat illness. If you plan on visiting a country in the tropics (i.e. in Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America) then a pre-travel consultation is highly recommended.
All consultations are completed by video or telephone conference, using Skype, FaceTime or standard voice calls. Your consultation will last 40 minutes and should be made at least one month before traveling to your destination. You can choose your booking time and make payment via our ONLINE BOOKING system.
Pre-Travel Consultation AUD$99 / 40 minutes
Travel related illnesses affect up to 50% of travellers to tropical and developing countries. Many of these relate to gastrointestinal (GI) infections associated with food and waterborne pathogens. Most travel related GI infections present themselves during or soon after travel in the form of diarrhoea, constipation or other IBS-type symptoms. However, because of incubation periods with certain bacteria and parasites, some travellers only present with symptoms weeks or months after returning home.
Before your appointment, you will be required to complete a post-travel health questionnaire so that I can better understand your travel history and current health challenges. The focus of a post-travel health consultation will be on determining which, if any, functional lab tests are required to determine the root cause of your condition.
For most clients, this includes a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) to assess the microbiological environment of the gut. It reports on pathogenic (parasites, bacteria and yeast/fungus) and imbalanced colonising organisms, as well as identifying the levels of beneficial flora. Identification of pathogens is strongly associated with IBS, diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating, abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, skin irritations, and recent overseas travel.
All consultations are completed by video or telephone conference, using Skype, FaceTime or standard voice calls. Your initial consultations is 60 minutes, with follow-up appointments to discuss results and recommendations for 60 minutes. Subsequent appointments are 40 minutes to assess progress and make adjustments and further recommendations where necessary.
You can choose your booking time and make payment via our ONLINE BOOKING system. We will ship or courier any test kits or products required as part of your treatment protocol.
Initial Consultation AUD$199 / 60 minutes
Results and Recommendations Consultation AUD$199 / 60 minutes
Follow-Up Consultation AUD$99 / 40 minutes
* Lab testing is an additional cost and paid directly to suppliers. It is provided at wholesale pricing where possible.