Planning a trip abroad? There are so many things to do before you depart. But while you’re planning your itinerary and booking your flight, don’t forget your medical needs. The last thing you want is to arrive in your dream destination only to have your trip spoiled by illness.
A part of Occupational Medicine & Environmental Health, the UK Travel Clinic is a full-service clinic that provides all immunizations and country-specific advice, as well as post-travel screening and evaluation.
How far in advance should I schedule my travel consultation? Scheduling a travel consult should be done three to six weeks prior to your travels to allow time for appropriate immunizations. Be sure to bring your immunization history, itininary and list of medications with you to your appointment at the clinic.
What should I expect at a travel consultation? You will receive individualized consultation based on the specifics of your intended travel. Our travel doctor will ask about your itinerary, length of stay, personal health issues, and the activities you will be involved in while abroad.
What type of services are provided at the travel clinic? We provide information regarding required immunizations, information on how to prevent travel-related illness, vaccine administration, advice for those with physical challenges or health conditions, and evaluation and treatment of travel-related illness.
What immunizations can I expect to receive? Immunizations are an important component of your health. After your consultation, our travel doctor will provide you recommendations based up the most current information available. You and our travel doctor will work together to create an individualized travel-medicine plan to suit your travel needs.
Will insurance cover my clinic visit? All payments for the Travel Clinic are due upon checkout. Check with your insurance company prior to your visit about reimbursement.
How early should I come for my appointment? We ask our patients to arrive fifteen minutes prior to their appointment to fill out the registration form and travel questionnaire. These forms are also provided on these links for you:
- Information regarding required immunizations
- Information on how to prevent travel-related illness
- Vaccine administration including yellow fever
- Advice for those with physical challenges or health conditions
- Evaluation and treatment of travel-related illness