Welcome to North Devon Travel Clinic

North Devon Travel Clinic was founded in 2019 by local husband and wife team Kelvyn Evans and Dr Gemma Heard. We are based in the Tarka Clinic – a well-established, fully accessible Allied healthcare clinic in the centre of Barnstaple.

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Vaccinations, Blood Tests, COVID tests and Medicals

We offer a full range of vaccinations, both travel and non-travel related to suit your needs.  We can also provide blood testing services, COVID tests and medicals for travel. Alongside this we also offer medication and travel products to purchase for your travels. These do not require an appointment.

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  • Clinic Opening Hours for Vaccination & Blood Tests

    Tuesday - Friday 9am -5pm

    Saturday 9am - 1pm

    Sunday - by prior arrangement

  • COVID-19 tests available 7 days a week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

    Saturday 9am-1pm

    Sunday by prior arrangement

    (PCR Tests for next day results need to be taken by 2pm)

  • Reception Opening Hours (for booking appointments)

    Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

    Saturday 9am-1pm

Bookings & Clinic Safety Information

Our online booking system is in operation for booking appointments. We are offering telephone travel health appointments to our clients as an alternative to face to face to discuss your needs prior to coming in for an appointment, if preferred.

If you do need to attend you can be reassured that we are doing all we can to protect our clients in the clinic. Appointments are spaced out to make sure you should be seen at the time of your appointment. 

Urgent queries will usually be dealt with the same day so contact us via the website or reception at the Tarka Clinic if you cannot wait until our next available clinic time. We can see clients outside of our normal opening hours for urgent vaccinations or tests but please contact us, ideally via telephone to discuss your requirements with a receptionist.

How You Can Help Us

Please DO NOT attend if you know or suspect you have a COVID-19

Symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • new loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you think you have any symptoms of coronavirus you should follow the latest Government advice.

We would be grateful if only persons with appointments attend to avoid having additional people within the clinic. We would also ask that you do not arrive too far in advance of your appointment time, unless you require assistance with booking forms or registration with the lab portal for PCR tests.  We would also request that you wear a face mask or covering to come to your appointment.

Please make sure you use hand sanitiser or wash your hands on arrival.