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Travel Medicine Consultation

University Health Services is excited to expand our clinical services to offer Travel Medicine Consultations. This service allows our clients to receive the necessary immunizations for most worldwide travel in the convenience of our office. We also offer referrals to the Shelby County Health Department for immunizations that we do not routinely keep in our clinic. In addition to immunizations, we educate our clients to take proactive steps to minimize risks of travel related illness or injuries.

Preparation for Travel

At UHS, each client receives:

  • Travel health and safety counseling customized to his/her itinerary and style of travel
  • Written customized information about potential health risks, required and recommended immunizations, U.S. State Department Advisories for area of travel, consulate information, and general information for the countries of travel
  • Written general travel health and safety information for international travelers
  • Recommended and required immunizations as agreed upon by the client and provider
  • The official World Health Organization immunization record required for travel in many areas
  • Information and prescriptions for medication to prevent and treat certain illnesses such as malaria and traveler's diarrhea
  • Current information on jet lag or acute mountain sickness as appropriate to the itinerary

Health Insurance

Information regarding health insurance overseas and emergency care are necessary and can be obtained. Travel insurance can be arranged by telephone. Contact WorldWide Travel Protector on 0870 120 0112. These consultations are by special arrangement; please call 901.448.5630 for more information.

Vaccinations

University Health Services provides many vaccinations required for travel, as well as referral to the Memphis/Shelby County Health Dept. for other required immunizations, if needed. 

Please Note: Some vaccinations may not be covered by your insurance plan. Please call Student Health Services for confirmation before scheduling an appointment.

Available vaccines include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • MMR(Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  • Polio (injectable)
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Tdap
  • Pneumonia
  • Varicella
  • Yellow fever vaccine
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera is not provided in the U.S.
  • Tuberculosis screening is also available.

 

Post Travel Needs

Travelers may return to the U.S. with symptoms of travel related illness or symptoms of illnesses may present weeks or months later. Travelers with symptoms of illness including fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cough, and skin rash should return to the clinic for evaluation, treatment, or referral.

 

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Last Published: Aug 3, 2018