Travel Medicine Program

Travel Medicine Program

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How Much Do You Know About International Travel and Health?

Test your knowledge of how to stay healthy when traveling abroad.

1. International travel may require prophylactic medicines and vaccines. How long before departure should you see your doctor?
2. Hepatitis A may be contracted during travel to which of these regions?
3. Blood clots can develop in the lower leg during extended travel by air or motor vehicle. How often should you move around to keep your circulation normal?
4. If you become ill while traveling abroad, where should you call for help?
5. Low humidity and recirculated air in airplanes can cause dehydration. Which of these beverages hydrate the best?
6. Which of these beverages would be the safest to drink while traveling abroad?
7. Which of these foods would likely be safe to eat in a rural area of southeast Asia?
8. Which of these first-aid items should you always travel with?


Whether for business or pleasure, travel no longer means going to the nearest city or beach. Instead it means building business relationships on a different continent or searching out the most exotic vacation spot. Regardless of the reason for your travel, Valley Health Travel Medicine Services can provide you with the services and information you need to stay healthy while traveling internationally.

Personal Travel Consultations
Every client who visits our clinic receives a personalized travel risk assessment consultation with our team of experienced physicians and nurses. The consultation will consider:
  • Individual risk assessment based on travel itinerary
  • Evaluation of any underlying health problems (e.g. pregnancy, chronic illness, immunodeficiency).
  • Anticipated travel activities (e.g. animal contact, fresh water exposure, sexual contact)
  • Duration of travel (short or long-term)
  • Age (child or elderly)
  • Status of infectious diseases and other health risks at destinations during the proposed time of travel
  • Risk-reduction strategies, including recommended vaccines and behavior modification to maintain health
  • Strategies for the management of illness while traveling
  • Provision of routine, recommended and required vaccines
  • Malaria prophylaxis advice as well as other appropriate prescriptions (traveler’s diarrhea, altitude sickness, etc.)

 

Vaccines & Immunizations
Valley Health Travel Medicine Services can provide all necessary vaccines and immunizations including:
  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Polio
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
Preventive Medicine Prescriptions
As part of a personal travel consultation, clients will be given prescriptions for any medications which should be taken on their planned trip including prescriptions for the following conditions:
  • Anti-malaria prophylaxis
  • High altitude sickness
  • Jet Lag
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Motion sickness
Group Travel Vaccine Programs
On-site immunizations and consultations are available for your company, school, church or other organization. Our services would be tailored to meet your group’s specific needs and can be scheduled to correspond with a planning meeting. Anyone who misses the on-site program could visit one of our conveniently located clinics. Please contact either of the clinics listed below for further information.

Planning Ahead…
Personal Travel Consultations should be scheduled as far as possible in advance of international travel, ideally at least 6-8 weeks. However, even though some travel cannot be planned ahead, last minute travelers can still benefit from a personal travel consultation to minimize their health risks.

To schedule an appointment please call the Valley Health Occupational Health clinic nearest you:

607 E. Jubal Early Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601\
540-536-2200
(at Valley Health Urgent Care)

120 N. Commerce Ave., Suite 102
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
540-636-0700
(at WMH Outpatient Care Center)