Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Referral to the Travel Clinic is appropriate for all patients traveling to areas where yellow fever, typhoid fever, malaria, polio, meningitis and/or Japanese encephalitis are endemic (can consult www.cdc.gov for more information).
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
Patients should begin their immunization for hepatitis A and/or B if indicated, as soon as travel plans are known. Tetanus booster (if due) may also be given by PCP prior to appointment.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Bring a detailed itinerary of the countries and specific cities to which you will be traveling as well as details about any side trips or excursions planned and the date of departure and return. Prior to scheduling an appointment, patients and physicians can consult the CDC travel web site www.cdc.gov to determine if a travel clinic visit is needed. Bring a list of prior immunizations and your yellow international record of immunizations. Due to periodic shortages of vaccines, it may be necessary to schedule a return visit for yellow fever or other vaccines. Please also note that the cost of travel clinic visit and related vaccines may not be covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance company prior to your visit and verify coverage. Payment is expected at time of service.
Patients should schedule their travel visit at least one month prior to departure. If patients are traveling to southeast Asia and require Japanese Encephalitis vaccine (can consult www.cdc.gov), they should begin 2-3 months prior to departure.
How to Get Results to Consultant
UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Patients are given an updated immunization record on departure.
Clinic Contact Information
Patients: 734-647-5899 or Toll Free: 1-888-229-7409