COVID-19 TESTING is currently available for work or travel requirements. Click here for more PCR test information

The Exeter Travel Clinic (and our Barnstaple site) remain open, but currently not at weekends. Any specific test enquiries should be emailed:

Due to regulatory changes, we are now using a laboratory based in London. To try and ensure a 72-hour turn-around time we use Royal Mail Guaranteed 9am delivery. We will track the parcel to confirm progress and delivery during working hours. As a result of postal times, tests for those travelling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may not be back in time

Why do Covid tests cost so much?

Recent changes to the Health and Social Care act brought by Lord Bethell, require all healthcare professionals obtain extra accreditation to swab a nose or throat for travel purposes (the same process school children do at home). This accreditation is hugely expensive and unfortunately, unavoidable.

Please note: we are not part of either the test-to-release scheme, or the day 2 and 8 return home scheme,c_crop,w_1080,q_80,g_center,g_faces/misc/default-featured.jpgVaccines for Children icon

Vaccines for Children

The Exeter Travel Clinic is able to provide a range of children’s vaccines.

Our aim is to reduce the stress and discomfort involved in vaccinating your precious child. All our staff are qualified and experienced in providing vaccinations for children and, thanks to their skill and professionalism, we have a reputation for turning stressful situations into happy ones.

* Price is per dose, several doses may be required as part of a course.
Preparing your child for a vaccine
Paracetamol and ibuprofen pre-vaccination

It is not unusual for vaccines to cause a mild temperature. For most vaccinations we would advise against giving them paracetamol before coming in.The only exception to this is if your child is having the Meningitis B vaccination, when a dose of paracetamol 1 hour before the vaccine is recommended.