SMHC TravelWell - Consultation, education and vaccines for travel abroad
- Department Service:
Consultation, education and vaccines for travel abroad
- Department Main Phone Number:
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- Description of Service:
Based on the travelerís itinerary, appropriate vaccinations, malaria prevention, food and water precautions, and educational material are recommended. A one-hour appointment includes counseling and education, prescriptions, and vaccines.
Scheduling an Appointment/Procedure:
- Scheduling Telephone Number:
- Days & Hours to Schedule Appointments/Procedures:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Accreditations/Unique Aspects:
State-certified provider for yellow fever vaccine; Available to consult those with special needs such as pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, those traveling with children, missionaries, healthcare providers traveling to provide disaster relief or healthcare abroad, foreign born travelers returning to visit friends or relatives, or travelers involved in international adoptions; Resource for healthcare providers in circumstances where illness or death occurs while traveling abroad.
- Additional Information:
Appointments are recommended 4-6 weeks before travel; however, travelers seeking services for last-minute trips also are encouraged to call for an appointment. Some illnesses can emerge weeks after returning home, so we encourage the returning traveler to contact SMHC Travel Medicine, especially in cases of intestinal illnesses, fevers, and rashes that persist or develop weeks or months after returning. Insurance reimbursement for travel medicine services varies widely, with many insurance plans not covering this service. Travelers pay at the time of service, and they can typically expect to pay between $200.00 and $500.00 for the consult and the vaccines, depending on the specific vaccines needed.