As avid global travellers ourselves, we have been there, done that. We can help you travel safely.”
The Odyssey Advantage
Travel medicine. It’s what we do, both as a passion and because we’re eminently qualified to do it. Our team of medical specialists, family doctors, registered nurses and reception staff bring you the very best in customer service, current travel health knowledge and tropical medicine experience. From your first contact by phone or e-mail, through pre travel consultation, to post travel follow up, we offer expertise unparalleled in the city. We love to share our knowledge, experience and excitement for the world and to help prepare our clients for a safe and enjoyable experience.
We are not fitting travel clients in between other types of medical or pharmaceutical practice – we offer dedicated travel clinics. We can skillfully counsel and prepare you for any type of travel to any destination. Be it to the savannas of Tanzania, the heights of Everest, the jungles of Borneo and everywhere in between. Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, for pleasure or for business, trekking and climbing or cruising and 5-star resorting, we know how to educate and prepare you for the best experience possible.
We carry all the vaccines, all the time. We can prepare you to travel with weeks of notice or on the way to the airport, whether you’re 9 weeks old or 90 years old. From planning to homecoming, we offer a comprehensive range of services and products to help make your trip safe and memorable.
We don’t just stop when you leave; we’re here when you get home. It doesn’t happen often but when travel acquired illness does occur, our specialized medical team is here for you.
Odyssey Travel + Tropical Medicine Clinics have been offering expert and comprehensive pre-travel medical services in Calgary since January 2000. Over the years, the Odyssey family has grown considerably, with almost 20 staff members across 3 clinic locations in southern Alberta.
Odyssey had its origins in the Foothills Travel and Immunization Clinic which opened at the University of Calgary in 1983. Two of our physicians and one nurse started their Travel Medicine careers there, moving to Odyssey Travel + Tropical Medicine Clinic in 2000 when the Foothills clinic closed its doors. Our commitment to good quality travel-related medical care goes back many decades.
We started life in a building on 20th Avenue and 14th Street NW Calgary, conveniently situated around the corner from Jimmy’s A and A Deli where you will find the best chicken shwarmas in the city. Nevertheless it was a little too tucked away and the parking became challenging, so we cast our eyes around for a new home.
In 2011 we moved our primary clinic to our current location at Market Mall Professional Building. Situated on the main floor, our clients enjoy access to free parking, laboratory services, radiology and last-minute Christmas shopping across the parking lot at Market Mall. We subsequently expanded to our Richmond Square Medical Centre and Ridgeview Medical Centre locations, in 2013 & 2014 respectively.
What has never changed with time is our commitment to providing personalized, comprehensive, up-to-date care for all our travellers. We feel lucky to have found like-minded colleagues who share this goal, propelling us forward to find new and innovative ways of improving our services.