About This Clinic
International travel can be challenging if you are not prepared. The WorkLife Travel Health staff can advise you on the best way to get ready for your trip. Our services are based on the most current materials published on international travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the US Department of State. Please call ahead for vaccine availability.
What We Offer
We will review your health history, including immunization history, and travel plans with you and complete a risk assessment based upon these factors. You will receive recommendations on preventing travel related diseases, which may include CDC-recommended immunizations, personal prevention behaviors and medications. All these strategies are aimed at preventing illness in the event of contracting an infectious disease while traveling. This service is only available to adults 18 years of age and older in our clinic. It is recommended that individuals younger than 18 years of age be evaluated by their pediatric care provider.
All routine adult vaccine as well as recommended and required vaccines will be reviewed. Recommendations are made based upon your completed travel risk assessment and CDC and WHO recommendations. You may receive your recommended travel vaccines at the time of your visit.
Malaria prevention strategies will be reviewed for those traveling to malaria endemic areas and will include, but not be limited to, a prescription for malaria prophylaxis for travel to high-risk areas. Medication choices will be discussed during your visit.
Prevention strategies for avoiding food and water borne diseases will be discussed. A prescription for diarrhea self-treatment, should you need it while traveling, will be provided.
Yellow Fever vaccine is in short supply and currently administered in a limited number of clinics in the US. Therefore, please call ahead regarding vaccine availability if your travel plans include Africa, South and Central America.
Other Prevention Strategies and Medications
Other travel itinerary specific risk and related prevention strategies will be discussed, such as the prevention of altitude-related illnesses.
- Time is required after any vaccination to develop adequate anti-body response before you reach a country with possible contamination. Ideally, you should schedule an appointment at least 4 weeks before you leave on your trip, however, if you do not have 4 weeks we can still help you increase your chances of having a healthy trip.
- Your travel health specialist will address any questions you might have during your visit.
- You will receive: Printed information during your visit including country-specific information and general prevention.
- An International Certification of Vaccination or Prophylaxis card as proof of any REQUIRED travel vaccine needed to enter or exist in a country on your itinerary. There is a charge for replacement of lost cards.
- Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS) for each vaccine recommended during your visit outlined in Federal regulations. Please read them and ask questions prior to receiving immunizations.
- Please note we are a consultative service. We do not provide immunizations independently of pre-travel office visits.
Most employers do not cover travel related visits or travel vaccines. Therefore, payment is expected at the time of service. Please note, 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. 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. You will be referred back to your primary provider for any routine immunizations which need updating.