Pre-Travel Health Consultation

Whether you're going on an African safari or a business trip to Thailand, preparation is paramount to a safe and successful trip. All travelers should become informed about the potential hazards of the countries they are traveling to and learn how to minimize any risk to their health. The best way to be prepared is to schedule a pre-travel consultation with our certified travel medicine specialist.

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A Pre-Travel health consultation includes:
  • An individualized assessment of your travel health risks based on your destinations, itinerary, and medical history.
  • A discussion of how to prevent common travel related illnesses, and specific diseases prevalent to your area of travel.
  • Recommended immunizations and a World Health Organization (WHO) approved International Certificate of Vaccination.
  • Prescriptions for medications to prevent and treat illnesses while traveling including malaria and travelers' diarrhea.
  • A personalized travel health report that includes real-time updates on country specific medical, security and safety alerts from our network around the world.
Advice and counseling on a wide range of travel health related issues:
  • Food and Water Precautions
  • Insect bite prevention
  • Altitude Illness
  • Jet Lag
  • Motion Sickness
  • Injuries and Safety
  • Animal associated hazards
  • Evacuation Insurance
Prepare for Your Appointment:
  • A pre-travel immunization series may need additional booster shots, so we recommend that you schedule a Travel Clinic appointment at least 4 to 6 weeks before your departure. When this is not possible, we will meet your travel health needs as completely as time allows.
  • Consultations are available by appointment and no referral is necessary. Our schedule is flexible and we can often fit you in the same or following day.
  • Bring with you any prior immunization records to ensure that you only get the vaccines you really need.
  • As is customary in the community, our assessments are provided on a fee-for-service basis with payment due at the time of the visit. We provide you with the necessary billing information if you choose to submit a claim to your insurance for reimbursement.
Why come to TravelBug Health for your pre-travel consultation?
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality service in the industry.
  • Our consultants are specially trained and certified in the field of Travel Health.
  • We educate you about preventing the risks associated with traveling, not just provide you with vaccines and prescriptions.
  • Your personal consultation is with a practicing medical professional who has the expertise and experience to deal with a wide range of medical issues.
Why not get my vaccines and medications from my Primary Care Physician?
  • When a group of different primary care physicians were asked to prescribe immunizations for travel, 20-75% of them gave inappropriate recommendations, frequently misusing yellow fever, typhoid, and measles vaccines.
  • During a study, 20-60% of primary care physicians incorrectly prescribed medication for people going to non-risk areas and failed to address chloroquine-resistant regions.
  • Did you know that seeing a travel expert instead of a primary care physician reduces the risk of contracting a condition overseas sevenfold?
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, primary care physicians and embassy staff abroad may not be equipped to prepare patients for travel.
  • Only 20-50% of primary care physicians could provide accurate immunization information about international diseases.