Be Prepared for Travel Surprises
Traveling is a great way to have fun and increase your appreciation of our world, but there can be risks associated with traveling and living in international locations. A travel assessment (which is required to receive travel-related services) will help you prepare for health risks before going abroad.
During the assessment, the Cascade Health travel clinic nurse will provide information and emphasize the best ways to prevent travel-related illnesses. We recommend that you schedule your travel assessment well in advance, preferably more than 30 days prior to your departure.
What to bring to your appointment:
- Records of previous immunizations
- Detailed itinerary of your trip and dates of stays in each destination
- A list of any medications you are currently taking
We will discuss by what means you will travel — plane, boat, train — as well as the countries you plan to visit and how long you will stay in each country. With longer trips, there is more potential exposure to insects, food and waterborne illnesses, and other infectious diseases. In addition, we will discuss risk factors, accommodations, meals, water, planned activities, and insects found in the regions you will travel.
Medical history review
You will be asked to provide information about any allergies, medications, chronic illnesses, and medical conditions. If you are pregnant, please let our nurse know.
Vaccine requirements and recommendations
You will get answers to questions about which vaccines are required or recommended. We will also review those you’ve already had.
Learn which vaccinations you need, how many doses they require, and in what intervals. Some vaccines or travel medications require a prescription.
In Home Consultations
In some cases, we will offer in-home consultations for families or groups who will be traveling together.
Clients are responsible for all fees on the date of service. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Some vaccines may be eligible for insurance reimbursement, please ask our travel nurse about your specific coverage.