About This Clinic
UT Health Austin’s WorkLife Travel Health Clinic provides travel health services that are in compliance with the most recent recommendations on international travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of State, and World Health Organization for adult patients (18 years and older). We provide travel medicine vaccines, travel prescription medicine, and education on prevention strategies, including malaria prevention and traveler’s diarrhea prevention. We are a consultative service, meaning it is likely we will not provide immunizations or vaccines without a pre-travel consult.
Time is required after any vaccination to develop adequate anti-body response before you reach a country with possible contamination. Ideally, you should plan a visit to our clinic at least 4 weeks before you begin your travel; however, if your travel begins in less than 4 weeks, we can still help you increase your chances of having a healthy trip.
The yellow fever vaccine is in short supply and currently administered in a limited number of clinics in the U.S. Please call ahead regarding vaccine availability if your travel plans include Africa, South America, or Central America.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The WorkLife Travel Health Clinic care team includes surgical and non-surgical specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, outcome specialists, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to identify and reduce travel-related risk factors specific to you. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. During your consultation visit, we will review your health history, immunization records, and travel plans with you and complete a risk assessment based upon these factors. We will provide you with recommendations on preventing travel-related diseases, which may include immunizations, personal prevention behaviors, or medications. These strategies are aimed at preventing illness in the event of contracting an infectious disease while traveling.
During your visit, you will receive:
- Printed information, including country-specific and general prevention information
- An International Certification of Vaccination or Prophylaxis card as proof of any required travel vaccine needed to enter or exit a country on your itinerary; There is a charge for replacement of lost cards
- A Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) for each vaccine recommended during your visit outlined in Federal regulations; Please read about each vaccine recommended for your travel, so you can ask questions prior to receiving your vaccination
Please note: Our consultation fee is $35 and payable at the time of the visit. The consultation fee does not include the cost of vaccines. Most employers do not cover travel-related visits or travel vaccines. Therefore, payment by credit card, debit card, or flexible spending account card is collected at time of service unless there is an existing contract or similar arrangement with your sponsoring organization. We are happy to submit charges for the medical care received during your visit to your insurance company. If any portion of your visit charges are covered by your insurance plan, you will be reimbursed. You will be referred back to your primary provider for any routine immunizations which need updating.
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