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5 Essential tips for a healthy holiday

October 27, 2023

5 Essential tips for a healthy holiday


As the holiday season approaches, many individuals plan to take extended breaks to relax and rejuvenate. However, it’s crucial to prioritise your health, even during this joyous time. In this blog post, we will discuss five essential things to prepare for an extended holiday period, ensuring your well-being remains a priority throughout your time away.

Order Scripts in Advance:

If you are on regular medication, it’s important to plan ahead and order your prescriptions in advance. Contact our admin team and ensure you have an ample supply to last you through the extended holiday period. This proactive step will prevent any interruptions in your treatment regimen, allowing you to enjoy your vacation worry-free.

Book a Mole Skin Check:

As the sun shines brighter during the holiday season, it is crucial to prioritise skin health. Book a mole skin check with your healthcare provider before embarking on your trip. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers globally, but when detected early, it is highly treatable. A mole skin check will help identify any suspicious moles or skin abnormalities that might require further investigation or treatment.

Book a Check-Up Before Heading Away:

Consider booking a check-up with your us. This will give you the opportunity to discuss any health concerns, get updated prescriptions if needed, and address any potential issues that may arise while you’re away. Our GP’s can provide important guidance and ensure you are in good health before your vacation.

Join our Patient Portal:

Girven Family Practice has a patient portal, which allows you to manage your health information securely and conveniently. Before you leave, consider joining Girven Family Practice’s patient portal. This will enable you to access your medical records, request prescription refills or appointment bookings even while you’re on holiday. Staying connected to your medical center’s resources is invaluable, especially when you’re away from home.


Take a Medical Kit for Emergencies:

While it’s our hope that your vacation remains free from any health issues, it’s always wise to carry a medical kit with you as a precaution. Include essentials like adhesive bandages, pain relievers, allergy medication, antiseptic wipes, and any specific medications you may require in case of emergencies. Being prepared with a medical kit can provide peace of mind and ensure you are ready for unexpected situations.


Preparing for an extended holiday period involves taking steps to prioritise your health and well-being. By ordering scripts in advance, ensuring you have enough medication, booking a check-up, joining the patient portal, and packing a medical kit, you can enjoy your vacation while having peace of mind regarding your health. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable holiday period.

The team at Girven Family Practice wishes you a happy and healthy holiday![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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