All our programs are designed to meet the specific health needs of any group or organization. We are dedicated to promoting wellness by helping to overcome barriers to adult immunization, and by raising awareness and making it convenient and easy for adults in various settings to get the protection they need.
Travel Medical Services
Exciting destination, exotic foods, engaging customs ... international travel whether for personal reasons or for business, can be challenging if you are not prepared. Disease, illness, crime, and injury happen unexpectedly to even the most experienced traveler. We provide the travel information needed to make your trip safe and enjoyable.
Whether your trip is for a vacation or you are going abroad to conduct business, the last thing that you need are interruptions due to illness.
The Importance of Preventive Travel Medicine
While everyone knows that you need a passport to travel to most countries, many people tend to overlook the importance of travel medicine. When you go to foreign countries, however, there are many maladies that you would not encounter within the United States. Among the communicable diseases that are significant problem in many foreign countries are yellow fever, malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis.
You may be able to receive treatment should you contract a disease while overseas; nonetheless the medical facilities may not have the same technology as the ones at home. Depending on your insurance coverage, your travel medicine might not be covered if you receive it in a foreign country, leaving you potentially with thousands of dollars in medical costs.
When you're planning to travel overseas, in addition to become apprised of weather conditions, exchange rates, and other financial considerations, you should also gather information about current health trends. Certain diseases are more likely to occur in different regions of the world, as well as during different times of the year. If you want to ensure that you're prepared with the most accurate travel health information, consider a travel medical service such as Passport Health.
Although you may have come to know your regular physician over the years, based on our experience we suggest to consult a medical professional who specializes in travel health if you are planning a trip overseas. Depending on the cities and countries that you will be visiting, we will recommend the appropriate vaccinations before you leave. The list of medication that you will need for countries may change over time, especially if there have been any recently reported cases of the diseases.
Proper Immunization Documents
With us you'll receive an official immunization record to keep with your travel documents, along with a customized health and travel information booklet. Each booklet details the health risks and requirements for the specific countries on your itinerary, plus consular information, general travel advice and tips on avoiding travelers' diarrhea and other maladies. With Passport Health, you will receive one-on-one counseling from a qualified travel health nurse.
With proper planning, you can minimize the chance that your trip will be ruined by a health problem. "We strive to provide the traveler with detailed, specific guidance for their entire trip." says Gill Dawson, R.N., Nurse Manager of Passport Health. "We offer in-depth counseling on how to stay healthy during an international trip. Frequently, that's even more important than the immunizations we provide."
Depending on where you are traveling, you may be required to receive vaccinations prior to your trip. Countries all have different requirements, however, so there is no universal list of travel immunizations. The vaccinations that you will need depend not only on the location of your trip, but also your personal medical history.
Medications and immunizations often require several doses prior to travel, so as soon as you know your itinerary, make an appointment with us!