Infectious disease and travel health, sometimes referred to simply as travel medicine, is a specialized area of healthcare focused on protecting international travelers from disease and illnesses. The travel health specialist will review your itinerary and past medical history and develop recommendations specifically for you. All visits are specialized for the patient and region you are traveling. We also review other routine vaccinations and make sure you are up to date. There are likely recommended and even required vaccinations for your trip. Infectious disease and travel health also conducts a review of food, water and insect precautions, provides antimalarial prescriptions, and offers pre- and post- travel advice.
Scheduling Your Appointment
When Should I See the Travel Health Specialist?
As soon as your itinerary is set, please call 814-373-2195 to schedule your appointment. It would be ideal to see you early to discuss your health needs and prevention prior to travel. Ideally vaccines should be completed four to six weeks prior to travel.
How Long Will the Visit Take?
- Most visits take approximately 30-45 minutes
- Make sure to bring the following with you to your visits:
- List of medications
- Insurance cards
- Copayments or form of payment
There are routine, recommended and required vaccines for traveling:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Influenza vaccine
- Yellow fever (some countries)