A Thorough Custom Plan
The pretravel consultation is a risk assessment process and provides a guide to prioritizing customize pretravel health care for individual travelers. The goal of this pretravel consultation is to effectively and officially prepare you, the traveler, with the information, vaccinations and medications to reduce the risk of illness and injury related to travel. Our consultations typically last about 45 minutes and include a comprehensive itinerary review and specific topics about your travels. Our Travel Medicine staff will discuss recommendations (from the CDC, WHO and other sources) and requirements based on your destinations, activities, time of year, altitude and medical history. Our consultation rooms are private and comfortable. Ideally, you should schedule your appointment with our Travel Clinic 4-6 weeks prior to your departure date. You can usually schedule an appointment on short notice.
Traveler's Health Clinic of North Alabama carries all travel vaccines, antimalarial and antidiarrheal medications necessary to protect you on your vacation, safari, mission trip, study abroad semester, business trip, or intercountry adoption.
Traveler's should be prepared to provide their health history, including all medications and travel itinerary. Please print this form and bring it with you to your appointment.
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Travel medicine experts estimate that among 100,000 travelers to the developing world:
50,000 (50%) will experience some health problems while abroad.
8000 will need to be seen by a physician.
5000 will be confined to bed.
300 will be admitted to the hospital.
20 will require air evacuation.
1 will die while traveling abroad.