Travel Medicine Services

Travel is a great way to see the world and experience different cultures and activities, but it also comes with some risk.

Before you set off, let our travel experts provide a pre-travel consultation for your entire family. Our providers have traveled extensively and served on medical trips in remote areas and are considered experts in travel medicine and foreign infectious disease.

We'll look at your destination, length of stay, immunization history and general health and provide you with:

  • a risk assessment for the area that you'll be visiting
  • advice for travelers with chronic conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes
  • advice for pregnant travelers, or families traveling with children
  • recommendations for antibiotics for the region you'll be visiting to treat any respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments
  • recommendations on immunizations you may need; you can even get immunizations during your appointment. We offer a wide array of immunizations, including those required for travel and routine vaccines. These include:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza
    • Japanese Encephalitis
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Meningococcal
    • Poliovirus (Polio)
    • Rabies
    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • For more information regarding specific vaccines, visit http://www.immunize.org/vis/

If you're planning an international trip

While most people worry about infectious diseases while traveling abroad, most of the problems you'll likely encounter are those that you bring with you. We advise all travelers take these items with you:

  • any medications you take in their original containers
  • insect repellent
  • sunscreen
  • small first aid kit
  • common items such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and first aid creams, which can be difficult to find when traveling

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Dr. Francis Riedo offers advice for healthy travel abroad on KING5's New Day Northwest.


If you come home and aren't feeling well

We tend to bring more than souvenirs home with us - such as respiratory infections or gastrointestinal issues.

If you aren’t getting better, see your doctor and be sure to tell them where you’ve been traveling, because that changes the nature of the testing that will be done to determine the problem and the best treatment.