travel planning at The Polyclinic

What to Expect at Your Visit

Appointments vary from 30 to 60 minutes. Before your visit:

  • Complete paperwork online or at the visit
  • Review health records for prior vaccinations
  • Review CDC website for health recommendations based on your itinerary

During a visit to the Travel Center, we can:

  • Review itinerary assessing regional travel risks and exposures and
    discuss travel goals
  • Discuss possible risks and exposures: health care, childcare, animal exposure, snorkeling and scuba diving, rural or remote travel, cruises, boating, camping and hiking
  • Evaluate your past and current medical history to assess allergies, medications and health conditions
  • Provide immunizations and vaccinations for preventable diseases
  • Educate you on travel topics such as:
    • Food and water safety
    • Traveler’s diarrhea, including food borne and water borne illness
    • Mosquito and tick borne infections
    • Environmental risks (sun, heat, cold and altitude exposure; dehydration and hypothermia)
    • Personal safety, behavior, and sexual health
    • Motion sickness and jet lag
    • Animal bites and rabies avoidance
    • Obtaining medical care while abroad
    • Documentation of immunizations on the International Certificate of Immunization
    • Resource lists of U.S. State Department contacts and literature on travel health topics
    • First aid supplies and packing lists

Post Travel Diagnosis and Management

Appointments are available with our infectious disease and tropical medicine specialists to address any illnesses after travel. These health care visits are usually managed through regular health insurance as covered medical care.

What immunizations and vaccinations does the Travel Center provide?

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid oral and injection
  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningococcal
  • Influenza
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis Tdap and Td
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Haemophilus influenza
  • Pneumococcal
  • Measles, mumps, rubella MMR
  • Varicella/Chickenpox Varivax and Shingrix
  • Tuberculosis skin PPD and blood tests
  • Immune Globulin