TRAVEL MEDICINE CLINIC
If you have an upcoming trip outside of the United States, we recommend
making an appointment with our travel medicine specialist to discuss your
immunization and medication needs.
Why do I need vaccinations before traveling outside of the U.S.?
Your risk of contracting an illness varies depending on several factors
including age, current health status, vaccination history, medical history,
length of time planned to be abroad, and types of activities planned while abroad.
The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization
recommend that all travelers are current with routine childhood vaccinations including:
- Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
- Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
- Poliomyelitis (IPV)
Some examples of
required vaccines include
yellow fever if traveling to certain parts of South America or Africa and
meningococcal vaccine if traveling to Saudi Arabia.
Other vaccines offered by our clinic protect againsthepatitis A, typhoid fever, and Japanese encephalitis and are recommended based on the area to which you are traveling.
What is a travel medicine specialist and why do I need to see one?
More than 45 percent of travelers will face illness during an out-of-country
journey, so our focus is on education and medical guidance to keep you
healthy and safe while traveling. Our highly qualified and experienced
physician and physician assistant make sure you know enough so you can
better prevent potential infections and diseases while abroad.
We utilize a database called
Tropimed, which helps us provide patients with a personalized travel itinerary
of recommendations based on travel destination(s).
Consultation with a travel medicine specialist often results in advantages such as:
- Lowering your chances of becoming ill while traveling abroad
Traveling with medications in case you become ill abroad! We offer prescriptions to relieve traveler’s diarrhea, nausea,
motion sickness, and altitude sickness
- Receiving the latest information in a rapidly changing area of medicine
- Avoiding immunizations and medications that you do not need
How soon before my departure should I schedule my travel consultation?
You should make a travel clinic appointment
4–6 weeks before departure to allow time for the recommended vaccines to take effect. Some vaccines
are also given in a series.
What will a travel consultation cost?
We bill your insurance at the time of the appointment. All vaccines are subject to insurance coverage and/or insurance adjustment
to a lower allowed amount. We recommend checking with your insurance carrier
ahead of time to verify how travel consults and vaccinations are covered.
2019 Cash Prices (before insurance):
- Travel Consult (99202) - $216
- Hepatits A (90632) - $114.00
- Hepatitis B (90746) - $120.00
- Twinrix (90636) - $ 205.00
- Rabies vaccine (90675) - $771.00
- TDap (90715) - $75.00
- Influenza > 65yrs (90653) - $63.00
- Influenza (90686) - $38.00
- Japanese Encephalitis (90738) - $542.00
- Meningitis conjugate (90734) - $236.00
- Meningitis polysaccharide (90733) - $248.00
- Meningitis OMV (90620) - $574.00
- Prevnar (90670) - $295.00
- Pneumovax (90732) - $148.00
- Typhoid (90691) - $152.00
- Admin of immunization charge (not flu)- (90471)- $53.00
- Each addtl. Injection (Not flu) (90472)-$35.00
- Flu vaccine admin charge (90471flu)- $37.00