Travel Clinic of Lancaster at General Internal Medicine


Advice and Immunization for the World Traveler



Before You Go

Travel overseas exposes you to new health risks. Most travelers tend to focus on the sights, sounds, and tastes they hope to experience. Health conditions of the countries of destination are frequently placed in the background. As you prepare for you trip, don't neglect your personal health and safety. An early visit to The Travel Clinic of Lancaster- 4 to 6 weeks before travel if possible- is your best assurance for a healthy and enjoyable journey. At The Travel Clinic, experienced clinicians will provide advice, medications, and immunizations to help you avoid travel-related illnesses. You may also wish to look at the web site of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Consultation

To schedule an appointment, contact The Travel Clinic located at Point West Medical Center in the offices of General Internal Medicine of Lancaster. Ask for a travel consult and try to schedule this four to six weeks before your departure. Be prepared to discuss your itinerary, past immunizations, present medications, and existing medical problems. This comprehensive evaluation is unique in Lancaster and includes:
  • Advice and medications for prevention and management of travel-related illnesses such as: Malaria, Yellow Fever, Travelers Diarrhea, Parasitic Infections, Dengue Fever, Jet Lag and Altitude Sickness.
  • Required and recommended immunizations.
  • International certificate of immunization.
  • Information on world-wide medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Post travel follow-up as needed.

Questions:


How does the travel clinic operate and what is the cost?
Full consults require about 30 minutes and include a short review of medical history, a review of anticipated itinerary and a review of past immunizations. Additional immunizations may be required or recommended depending on history or country of travel. Cost is based on time required for the consult. There are additional charges for any immunizations we administer. A discount is given for humanitarian travel.

When should I make an appointment?
We recommend a visit four to six weeks prior to travel, especially if you're traveling to areas where multiple immunizations are needed.

What should I bring?
  • Your travel itinerary;
  • A list of your medical problems and medications;
  • Your immunization history;
  • Yellow International Immunization Card, if you have one - if you don't we will provide it.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply call (717) 397-2738 and ask for a travel consult or an appointment for immunizations. These services are provided at the Point West Medical Center at 2301 Columbia Avenue.
General Internal Medicine of Lancaster

2301 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 • Phone: (717) 397-2738 • Fax: (717) 397-7634

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