Travel Medicine FAQ
Q: What if I am an adult traveling without children? Can I still be seen by your clinic?
A: Yes! We see adults, children, and families.
Q: How far in advance of my trip should I make an appointment?
A: Please schedule your appointment one month prior to traveling, if not earlier. Some vaccinations come in a series of injections, while others may take multiple weeks to take full effect and provide partial or full immunity.
Q: What if I’m leaving in less than a month?
A: Please contact our clinic as soon as you know your travel plans so that we can do our best to get your prepared for your trip.
Q: Can you just tell me what immunizations I will need without scheduling an appointment?
A: This information is specific for each traveler, based upon what country they are traveling to, and their past immunization and medical history. Due to the specificity of each individual’s needs, this information will be provided at the time of your appointment.
Q: Will this be covered by my insurance?
A: No. Our clinic does not accept insurance. We will accept cash, check, or charge for services, and the payment in full is required at the time of your visit.
Q: Can I get an estimate of how much this will cost?
A: Yes. Please contact our office for an estimate. Prices on vaccinations may change without notification and final cost will depend on the number of vaccinations needed. Please be aware that you will be charged for an initial office visit separate from the cost of vaccinations.
Q: Can I get vaccines if I’m pregnant?
A: The first thing you should do when planning an international trip is to make an appointment with a healthcare provider who specializes in travel medicine. You should ideally visit the travel clinic at least 4–6 weeks before you leave. A travel medicine specialist can review your itinerary, make recommendations based on the health risks at your destination, and give you any vaccines you may need. You should also talk to your obstetrician (OB/GYN) about your trip for advice on whether it’s safe for you to travel. Your travel medicine doctor and your obstetrician may need to talk to each other about your care.
Q: Will I see a doctor?
Q: Does your office provide yellow cards?
A: Yes, if yellow fever vaccine is available
Q: Can my whole family come at one time?