Whether you are going on vacation far from home or traveling internationally on business, it’s important to take care of your health.
Our travel medicine services can provide you with information on preventive medication, food safety measures, and country-specific immunizations.
What is travel medicine?
Travel medicine deals with the health concerns of travelers. Patients are offered support, education and vaccinations before leaving home.
Travel medicine helps decrease the risk of acquiring an infectious disease while abroad. Travel clinics are staffed by infectious disease specialists who make sure that travelers have the education and care they need prior to travel.
Contact your local travel clinic if you want to be vaccinated against illnesses from other regions.
Who should go to the clinic?
The travel clinic is for those who plan to be in an area with exposure to new and different diseases or illnesses. Providers can give you specific information on what vaccinations you will need for the country or area where you plan to travel.
You need time to develop any immunity or protection from your vaccine. Be certain to go to your clinic four to six weeks before your trip. Last-minute travelers should consult their doctor about which vaccinations to get.
Travel medicine services for you
You should ask your provider about any risks that come with traveling to your destination. Your provider may suggest:
- Malaria prevention
- Food and water precautions
- Education materials
- Prescriptions for preventive care