Foreign Travel and Wilderness Medicine Services are comprehensive services able to manage all health issues related to travel.
You’ve planned your trip abroad for months. You’ve made plane and hotel reservations, determined the sights you wish to visit, and stocked up on memory cards. You’re now ready to embark on an exciting vacation or business trip. But your dream trip could turn into a nightmare, if you haven’t taken the proper health precautions before you travel.
Hutchinson Health offers a variety of Foreign Travel and Wilderness Medicine Services tailored to your specific needs. Taking the proper precautions can greatly decrease your chances of becoming ill during your trip.
It is our goal to provide you with valuable information and medical care to ensure a safe trip.
We offer pre- and post-travel medical consultations, all the necessary travel vaccines and medications, itinerary specific health education and care for travelers with special needs or complicated itineraries.
Foreign Travel and Wilderness Medicine Services offers all vaccinations recommended or required for international travel. Travelers should seek advice at least six weeks before departure to allow for adequate time for immunizations.
However, it is never too late to receive vaccines and preventative medicines even if you are traveling sooner. Our Foreign Travel Service is an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.
Follow-up vaccines are provided for those immunizations requiring a series of shots. Most insurance companies cover vaccinations, but please check with your insurer to verify your coverage.
The pre-travel evaluation will go over your health history, previous immunizations, specific itinerary and the type of traveling you will be doing. We will then make recommendations for you. Remember to bring a record of your previous immunizations and current medications.
Foreign Travel and Wilderness Medicine Services will administer immunizations as needed, including Yellow Fever. You will learn about the major health risks you may encounter while traveling abroad, including accidents and other emergencies, and how best to protect yourself.
Travel Evaluation Checklist
- Air travel issues/Jetlag
- Food and water concerns
- Prevention & treatment of diarrhea
- Insect precautions
- Travel safety
Although uncommon, travelers do return from trips with various illnesses. In such circumstances, it is important for travelers to follow-up with someone who can recognize and treat exotic diseases not commonly seen in the U.S.
Contact us to schedule an appointment. When calling, please have your destination available (urban or rural), the dates you will be traveling, and the length of your stay.