Duration of Validity of Medical Certificates
Unless otherwise advised by the Aviation Medicine Section, a:
- Class 1 Medical Certificate is valid for one year.
- Class 2 Medical Certificate is valid for four years, for applicants less than 40 years of age on the day of issue, and in all other cases for two years.
- Class 3 Medical Certificate is valid for two years.
Note: Where an applicant’s medical condition is under review, the duration of a Medical Certificate may be varied at the discretion of the Principal Medical Officer.
Seeking professional travel medicine advice 4 – 6 weeks before your departure may be the most important aspect of your travel planning.
Obtaining Travel Medicine advice with one of our GPs is an important aspect of all pre-trip planning whether it be for a one week break to a “safe” destination or the trip of a lifetime to several exotic foreign destinations. This also helps ensure your routine immunisations are up to date, enables you to obtain specific travel vaccines and advice on specific disease risk and precautions which can help make your trip a healthy and enjoyable one.
Chronic Disease and GP Managed Care Plans
Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.