Planning a trip? Be prepared. One in four travelers report an illness or other health problem while traveling. You can significantly reduce your risk of illness abroad with a pre-travel consultation.
Pre-travel consultations should be made at least one month before traveling to your destination. Patients of the Travel Clinic receive:
- Pre-travel consultation,
- Travel advisories and up-to-date information
- Immunizations, and
- Related prescriptions & refills.
Our specialists meet with each traveler to learn more about their plans, their destinations and what they will be doing while away. With this information, our care team creates a treatment plan, recommending immunizations and medications to prevent illness for the specific area of travel.
Travel Advisories & Up-To-Date Information
An important component of the consultation is education. We also educate travelers on how to stay safe and healthy while traveling and provide you with the most up-to-date information. The information travelers will receive include relevant travel information about their destination:
- Up-to-date information on potential health threats, including disease outbreaks and travel advisories
- Tips and advice on how to remain safe and healthy during travel
- Helpful information on the local culture
- Information for patients who are pregnant or traveling with young children
- Detailed information about immunizations received
While it's not the most fun part of traveling, immunizations are the most important. Travelers receive immunizations during their consultation by our qualified medical staff who will make you feel comfortable. Learn more about immunizations.
If you would like more information on which vaccines are recommended for the country/countries you're traveling to, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website.
Travel-Related Prescriptions and Refills
Immunizations aren't the only line of defense to keep travelers healthy. Prescription medications are also an important part of any travel plan. During the appointment, you can receive prescriptions for travel-related medications.
For post-travel care, our board-certified infectious disease specialists will evaluate and treat illnesses that you may develop while traveling. Should you develop acute or persistent symptoms (such as fever above 101° F) after returning home, our health care providers can evaluate you for evidence of travel-related diseases.
Long-term travelers are more likely to benefit from routine follow-up medical evaluation. The extent of your work-up will depend on your travel itinerary, history of disease while traveling, and symptoms that are present after travel.