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Travel Medicine Services, Irvine, CA

Get the Best Travel Care from Our Licensed Travel Medicine Experts

Whether you are going on a business or personal trip (especially) out of the country, you should be thinking about your health and the preventative care you may need before you leave. It is important to stay healthy when you travel abroad, as you may not get the same standards of healthcare as required. To make your trip safe, healthy, and free of worry, we offer travel medicine services at our office in Irvine, CA.

We have a team of compassionate, well-trained, and licensed providers who can help you with all your healthcare needs during a trip. We provide a high level of care that ensures outstanding results and 100% patient satisfaction. This is a cash service, and the cost includes office visits, vaccines, and injection fees.

Please CALL the office to make an appointment for Travel Medicine. You need to book your appointment at least 2 to 6 weeks before your travel. Please call the office to schedule your appointment!

Please download and complete the intake and history form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Important note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending avoiding all non-essential international travel to avoid the spread of COVID-19 disease. If you’re thinking about traveling in the US—away from your local community—please check the guidelines and considerations for travel in the US by the CDC.

Why Do You Need Travel Medicine

Travel medicine services are typically the best form of protection against diseases that you may get during an international trip. Let’s see why you do need travel medicine and care:

  • Travel medicine is recommended because you may get exposed to some diseases in the host country for which you were never vaccinated because those diseases have been eradicated or nearly eradicated with the help of safe and effective vaccines in the US.
  • Travel medicine is even more important for those who have some underlying health condition(s) that may worsen by getting exposed to any virus or disease prevalent in the host country.
  • Falling ill during your trip can cost thousands of dollars per day, when many of the most travel illnesses are preventable through vaccinations or other medical means.

What to Expect During Your Office Visit

A travel medicine visit at our clinic in Irvine can take 30 minutes or more, depending on your individual requirements. You can expect the following during your individualized pre-travel medical consultation with us, when you visit our travel medicine and immunization clinic in Irvine, CA:

  • Travel health assessment that includes review of your medical history
  • Appropriate physical exams as required
  • Administering required travel vaccinations on-site
  • Advice about reducing your risk of contracting infectious diseases through exposure to the environment, insects, and other parasitic agents

Our travel medicine program also includes these additional services:

  • Travel education materials about vaccines, medications, and the dos and don’ts when traveling
  • Travel site information and preventive prescriptions at the time of discharge
  • Information on the latest disease outbreaks as reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the World Health organization and advice on the necessary precautions that must be taken
  • Advice on traveling with disabilities
  • International certificate for travel vaccination
Travel Vaccines We Administer On-Site

Travel Vaccines We Administer On-Site

Travel vaccines are recommended to protect you in foreign areas where there is a high risk for contracting certain illnesses, and where you might not get the same standards of healthcare as you have here in the US. That’s why you don’t want to take chances when you travel.

Additionally, certain types of vaccines are essentially required by many countries, or you will be refused entry or be required to undergo the necessary vaccination(s) at the border. Such at-border vaccinations do not effectively eliminate your risk of contracting a virus, as most vaccines take a certain amount of time to prep-up your immune system in fighting against that virus. As a result, they turn out to be ineffective and unnecessary, especially if your return is within only a couple of days.

To help you with all your vaccination needs, we administer the following in-house travel vaccinations at our clinic:

  • Flu shot (Influenza)
  • MMR vaccine
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Varicella
  • Typhoid
  • Polio

Note: Currently, we are not administering the Yellow Fever vaccine on-site.

Connect with our travel health specialist to learn more about your travel care needs and the vaccinations you may require.

Which Travelers Do We Welcome?

Which Travelers Do We Welcome?

We welcome all types of travelers regardless of their travel purpose or destination. Normally, we get to see travelers that belong to the below given categories:

  • Students
  • Backpackers
  • Missionaries
  • Tourists
  • Long term travelers
  • Business people
  • Expatriates
  • Frequent travelers

Travel Medicine & Vaccination FAQs

Travel medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers. It also provides precautions you should take while traveling, advice on administering the required vaccines, necessary preventative medicines, and measures against certain diseases, and helps patients with underlying medical conditions to travel safely.

The common illnesses that you can get from overseas travel, especially when traveling to tropical countries:

  • Measles
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria
  • Tetanus
  • Yellow fever
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Japanese B encephalitis

The following factors are considered by your travel specialist to devise your travel care plan:

  • The destination(s) of your journey
  • Your age, current health, and medical history
  • The length of your trip
  • The record of your seasonal vaccinations
  • Activities you have planned (camping, hiking, rafting, safari, humanitarian aid, etc.)

Travel medicine services have many advantages as they protect you from these potential problems:

  • If you become ill, you will be kept in isolation and can’t enjoy your trip.
  • When you get sick, you not only cause risk to yourself but also to other travelers and the local community.
  • When you get infected, you bring back the infection with you, which can affect your family, friends, and the community.
  • Without vaccination certificates, many countries will send you back home at your own expense.

You need to book your travel medicine appointment weeks earlier as it requires time for any vaccine to take effect and protect you.

Our travel care services are totally cash-based. However, we will provide an itemized receipt that patients can submit with their insurers for claiming purposes.

Contact us if you are searching for the best and affordable travel medicine services in Irvine, CA. We also serve the nearby local Orange County communities, including Tustin, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach.

Call us for more details and for scheduling your pre-travel medical visit with us!

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