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.