Travel Health Services Make it Easier to See the World
The Travel Health Department at Holy Spirit Health System offers education and immunizations for travelers of any age and any purpose. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, setting off on a mission trip or studying abroad, you can turn to us for hard-to-find vaccines.
We pride ourselves on following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines to provide you with the most current and accurate preventative health care. At the Travel Health Department, we are also committed to providing patient education and country-specific medical advice that will insure a medically safe trip. For more information, please complete the form below.
Our Travel Health Services
Our services include immunizations and pre-travel consultations.
We offer any vaccine that is required or recommended for entry into a foreign land. We are an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Immune Globulin
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Tetanus with Pertussis
- Yellow Fever
- Zostavax (Shingles vaccine)
This service focuses on destination-specific health risks. We cross-reference several up-to-date resources for the most current information on your travel destination. We also offer specialized consultations for travelers with pre-existing conditions or special needs.
Education — Our staff will take the time to explain the precautions involving food/water, parasitic disease, insect-borne illness and effective preventative measures.
Prescriptions — Our physician will order appropriate prescription medications such as antimalarials, antibiotics, etc.
Documents — We can provide computerized printouts of destination-specific health risks, climate information and embassy location/numbers. We also can give you fact sheets about vaccines that are required and/or recommended.
On-Site Visits — We will be happy to come to your site to serve groups traveling to the same location(s).
Frequently Asked Questions About Travel Health Services
Q: Why do I need to see a travel clinic/doctor?
A: Travelers should see a physician before leaving for a trip if they are going to developing countries, leaving the usual tourist routes, or if they have any medical conditions that could be affected by travel. Travelers should protect themselves against common diseases that may be mild but will disrupt their trip, as well as against less common diseases that may be serious or even fatal.
Q: What vaccines do I need?
A: Vaccines that are required or recommended depend upon your destination, age, medical history and what vaccines you have received in the past. When you come for your appointment you should bring your itinerary and a record of vaccines that you have already received. To view a general listing of what may be needed, please visit the CDC website, and choose your destination. Our physician and nursing staff will evaluate all of your information to determine the risk for any disease and what vaccines are recommended for a healthy trip.
Q: How far in advance do I need to make an appointment to visit your Travel Health office?
A: We recommend that you set up an appointment four weeks before traveling. If your trip will be for an extended period of time (more than a month), we would like you to set up an appointment six months before you leave, since you may need vaccines that are given in a series.
Q: I am leaving the country unexpectedly. Should I still try to make an appointment?
A: We will make every effort to see you before you travel. You may be given vaccines that you will need along with medical education and information on the country or countries you are visiting.
Q: Can I bring a prescription for recommended vaccines from my family physician and have Travel Health give them to me?
A: We have our own physician on staff who specializes in travel medicine. Travel Health will determine what vaccines and/or medicines will best suit your individual health needs.
Q: Why are vaccinations expensive?
A: Vaccines, like other medicines, have become more expensive over the years. Since many vaccines are made by only one company, the competition necessary for better pricing does not exist. Vaccines do save lives, money and additional medical costs (if you were to become ill from a disease). When chosen carefully, vaccines are a good investment in your personal health.
Q: Does my insurance company cover the cost of vaccines?
A: A few insurance companies cover the cost of vaccines. However, you will need to contact your insurance company for information on your specific policy. Travel Health does not participate in any insurance plans and does not file insurance claims.
Q: How and when do I pay for the services/vaccines?
A: Payment is due upon completion of your visit. Travel Health accepts cash, check and all major credit cards.
Q: Are group discounts available?
A: Yes, group discounts are available. For more information, please contact our office at 717-972-4229.
Additional ResourcesU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Tips for Traveling Abroad
Americans Living and Traveling Abroad
Homeland Security Travel Security
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