Express Family Clinic is pleased to offer a full range of services to help keep travelers healthy and safe when leaving the United States. All services are customized for your individual health needs and travel itinerary.
The time to schedule a visit to Express Family Clinic is as soon you begin planning an international journey to allow time for vaccinations to provide maximum protection.
Pre-travel assessments to identify and reduce potential health risk while abroad.
Recommendations for and administration of immunizations required for entry or health protection.
Prescriptions for illness/disease prevention and self-treatment.
Food and water precautions.
Post-travel medical care.
Our experienced Travel Medicine doctor is available to help all international travelers, including:
- Business travelers
- Cruise ship passengers
- Expatriates and their families
- Foreign exchange/study abroad students
- Adoptive parents
- Church and school groups
- Travel clubs
- Injections (testosterone, B12, ect)
- Joint Injection (per joint)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
- Flu Shot <65
- Flu Shot (High Dose) >65
- Flu Mist
Express Family Clinic requests payment in full at time of visit. If you plan to submit your Travel Medicine invoice to your insurance company for reimbursement, please be advised of the following:
- Travel Medicine consultations are not reimbursed by insurance.
- Vaccines may or may not be reimbursed, Express Family Clinic will not be responsible for refunding any differences for the vaccines.
- We recommend you contact your insurance company before your appointment to determine your coverage for Travel Medicine services.
- Express Family Clinic does not file insurance for Travel Medicine consultation.
Most US have received their primary series in childhood and their last booster in high school. Boosters should be received every 10 years thereafter unless indicated.
The polio vaccine series is also routinely administered in childhood and a one-time booster should be received if 10 years have elapsed since the last dose.
Typhoid is a bacterial infection caused by exposure to contaminated food or water. Two vaccines of equal efficacy are available, one injectable and one oral. Boosters should be received every three or seven years respectively.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection transmitted through contaminated food and water. Long term immunity is possible with new vaccines.
Hepatitis B is a serious blood and body fluids transmitted viral disease which causes liver damage. It is transmitted in much the same way as AIDS. Persons at high risk are those who are sexually active, live and work with local people where the disease is endemic, share needles health care workers, have an immune deficiency or have blood transfusions. Vaccines which provide long term immunity are available.
Malaria, a serious and often fatal disease present in many parts of the developing world, is transmitted by the bites of infected mosquitoes. No vaccine is available but with proper precautions, risks can be minimized. Anti-malaria tablets which are taken before during and after travel to malarious areas can help prevent illness should bites occur.