Our travel clinic is designed to help travelers prepare for health and safety conditions at many international destinations. While our clinic provides travel vaccinations, we strive to provide comprehensive travel health services beyond the required and recommended vaccinations. We offer laboratory testing, visa and work permit physicals and pre-travel wellness exams, including age-appropriate screenings..
Preparation for Travel
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. The clinic is a World Health Organization designated center for yellow fever vaccination
- 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
- Information regarding health insurance overseas and emergency care
Making an Appointment
We attempt to accommodate requests for appointments within 48 hours. However, travelers should plan a consultation several weeks in advance of the planned departure date to allow time for completion of vaccine series and time for vaccinations to become effective..
Consultation is provided to groups of travelers (corporate, missionaries, students, etc.) either in the clinic or at home, work, school or church. Groups are seen by special arrangement; please call (713) 500-3248 for more information..
The University of Texas Health Services provides a full range of vaccinations. The clinic is a World Health Organization designated center for yellow fever vaccination.
- Immune Globulin
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Typhoid (oral and injectable)
- Yellow Fever
- Polio (oral and injectable)
- Tuberculosis screening and childhood immunizations are 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..
Useful Travel Websites
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad.
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers - A non-profit foundation established in 1960, whose aim is to advise travelers about health risks; geographical distribution of diseases; immunization requirements for all countries; and to make available to travelers around the world competent medical care by western-trained doctors who speak English in addition to their native language.
International Society of Travel Medicine - The society, with 1,200 members in 53 countries, is the largest organization of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. It is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel.
MedjetAssist - MedjetAssist will bring you to your choice of hospital if you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home and require hospitalization once you reach your desired destination.
Travel Health On-line - Guided overview of travel health and safety. Travel Health Online is for personal, noncommercial use.
United States Department of State - The State Department has the latest travel warnings and how to get visas and passports.
World Health Organization - The United Nations' specialized agency for health which seeks the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.