Pre Travel Clinic

The pre-travel clinic is an integral part of the J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases at McGill University and has been in operation for over 17 years. The juxtaposition of the pre-travel and the tropical disease resources enhances the quality of the pre-travel clinic's risk assessment and recommendations. The Centre is at the Montreal General Hospital, room L10-509.


The clinic operates:

  • 8:45 am to 4:00 pm (Monday to Thursday)
  • 8:00 am to 11:30 am (Friday)

Travelers are seen by appointment which can be arranged by:

  • Telephone  (514) 934-8049
  • Fax  (514) 934-8529
  • Email tropmed [at] ( ).


The cost of a visit to the Pre-travel Centre is not covered by RAMQ (provincial medical insurance). The cost is $50.00 per visit ($35.00 when presenting a valid McGill ID). Vaccines are an additional cost that varies with the type required. However, some vaccines may be covered by private insurance companies. Cost is subject to change without notice.

If a return visit is necessary (to administer a second dose of vaccination), the cost is $30.00 (this includes administration of vaccine). This does not include the vaccine cost. There may be a reduced rate for groups, please inquire.



 Information may be obtained from the sites listed below. However, online information cannot be as specific nor as practical as the information received at a pre-travel clinic where your detailed travel itinerary is reviewed with a knowledgeable health care provider. This is particularly important for malaria prophylaxis.

                  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Information Page
                  Travel Health  
                  WHO International Travel and Health 

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