About us

Here you will find out more about us. Who we are, and importantly, why we do what we do.

The ‘What’

We are a travel clinic based in Coventry and offer vaccinations, malaria tablets and screening tests. We welcome everyone. Indeed we have had travellers visiting our clinic from all over the world.

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Who runs our travel clinic?

Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases, is in charge of our travel clinic in Coventry. He has worked in infection for sixteen years and has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK for more than twenty four years. Dr Gowda has also trained at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine who awarded him with the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Our Story

Before setting up his travel clinic, Dr Gowda created a new infectious diseases unit in a major hospital. It was here that he realised patients were coming into hospital seriously ill after travelling abroad. Some patients were so ill that they had to be admitted to the intensive care unit. Dr Gowda was also concerned that many of these illnesses were entirely preventable if patients had only sought travel health advice before their journey. Many of them had neither seen their general practitioners nor attended a specialist travel clinic. He also discovered that many travellers were completely unaware they could easily protect themselves with vaccinations or malaria tablets.

Following this realisation, Dr Gowda decided to act. He wanted to do prevent people falling ill by increasing awareness through education and prevention.

Even though the NHS was unable to fund his travel clinic, Dr Gowda remained undeterred. He used money that he had saved to start Travel Klinix.

But why should you choose Travel Klinix?

Flexible appointments

We offer flexible same day and weekend appointments

Accessible location with free parking

We are in a great location in Earlsdon, Coventry. We are only a 15 minute walk to Coventry train station and the number 5 and 11 buses visit regularly. Find out more about bus times. If you are coming by car, we have free off-road parking.

Five star service

Don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at our Google and Facebook reviews. We are the only travel clinic in the country with 5 stars and more than 75 reviews. We respect this accolade very much because as it has been awarded by you, the customer.

We are experts in our field

Dr Gowda has undergone specialist training and is a very experienced health professional (see above). You can therefore be reassured that you are receiving trusted advice from a senior doctor who will also administer your vaccinations safely.

We are a regional specialist referral centre

GPs, hospital consultants, pharmacists and even other travel clinics are now referring clients to our specialised, expert service. If you have a complex medical problem and you are travelling, ask your GP first. We work closely with many of our GP colleagues and if they are unable to offer you advice, they may refer you to us. Please be aware that the NHS has not funded Travel Klinix, so we will need to charge for our services (see price list)

Respected collaborative partners

Our clients include renowned public and private organisations such as Coventry City Council, Jaguar Land Rover and Coventry City Football Club.

Recognised for quality, patient care and innovation

The Royal College of Physicians have recognised us for our excellence in patient care and innovation. In 2017, Travel Klinix were finalists in the Excellence in Patient Care Awards, Innovation category. Many national and international health organisations hotly contest this highly prestigious award every year.

We are a centre of teaching and learning

 We train specialist infection doctors for  The Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board. The doctors attend our clinic to learn about travel medicine before they become consultants.

Regulated by the Care Quality Commission

As part of our regulation, the CQC evaluate our service in five key areas: Are we safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led?

Travel Klinix is a certified Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre

Only travel clinics with specialist training can be registered. Find out more about our registration

If you have any queries, please feel free to call us and ask us any questions

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Still not convinced?

That’s ok. We fully understand. It is entirely reasonable for you to think about it and not be rushed into making decisions. We will be here and ready to help when it suits you best.

Want to just browse?

That’s ok too. Our travel clinic can provide travel vaccinations for anywhere in the world. Learn more about our popular destinations:

Asia

Africa

Central and South America

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