Our Travel Medicine providers stay up-to-date on health risks associated with international travel, helping you prepare for your trip with the appropriate vaccinations, medications, and information on healthy travel practices.
Travel Medicine at Saratoga Hospital
Our Travel Medicine service helps prepare individuals and families for international travel, beginning with a pre-travel consultation. Appointments are required. It is important to call our travel nurse as soon as you begin planning your trip. If you are traveling as a family, we recommend that you make an appointment for a family consultation.
We care about your health, wherever you are in the world. With this in mind, our service providers specialize in creating customized risk-reduction plans for our travel patients to help you keep your trip safe and healthy. For additional details, please visit our Travel Medicine FAQs.
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Personalized travel consultation for individuals and families. Our Travel Medicine team will review your travel itinerary and medical history, will consider international travel requirements, country-specific health hazards and disease outbreaks, other conditions that can affect your trip, and will use this information to develop your personal risk-reduction plan.
Should you need access to ongoing care during your trip, we can offer resources for finding reliable care. We also provide consultations and assistance for pediatricians and other primary care providers when possible. Additionally, our travel nurse can provide advice on other supplies, such as mosquito repellent, hand sanitizer, personal water purifier, emergency food and beverages, and first aid kits.
We provide routine, recommended, and required vaccinations. We are a certified yellow fever vaccination center. Most travel vaccines must be given at least two weeks—preferably six to eight weeks—before your trip. Some will require more than one office visit, so it’s important to allow plenty of time. In some countries, you will be denied entry unless you can prove you received your vaccine at least 10 days before your arrival.
For detailed, up-to-date information on the health risks of traveling to specific countries, feel free to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or 1-877-FYI–TRIP (1-877-394-8747), or the World Health Organization, www.who.int/ith. Read the Travel Medicine FAQs
We can provide prescriptions for anti-malarial drugs, traveler’s diarrhea self-treatment, and altitude sickness medication, as well as recommendations for over-the-counter remedies to prevent or treat common problems.