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The Travel Clinic provides travelers’ health services, including routine and travel vaccines, malaria prevention, travelers’ diarrhea prevention and management, general advice about keeping healthy during travel, and diagnosis and treatment of travel-related illness. The team can provide individualized services to travelers with special travel health needs, including infants and young children, travelers with special medical needs, immunocompromised travelers, pregnant travelers, those preparing to work or live overseas for prolonged periods, and business and adventure travelers. Sessions for groups of travelers such as students, volunteers, and missionaries can also be arranged.

The team is made up of doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses with experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, infectious diseases, travel and tropical medicine, parasitology, and immigrant medicine. Some members of our team have additional certifications in Travel and Tropical Medicine from the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and/or the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

To make an appointment for a child or young adult, contact us at 617.414.4841.

To make an appointment at our adult clinic, call 617.414.4290.

Pre-Travel Care

Immunizations

  • Routine childhood and adult vaccines

Vaccines, including (but not limited to):

  • Yellow fever vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Japanese encephalitis vaccine
  • Typhoid vaccines (oral and injectable
  • Rabies vaccine

Advice about:

  • Avoidance of insect bites
  • Prevention of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects, such as malaria, dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis
  • Prevention and treatment of traveler's diarrhea
  • Prevention and management of animal bites
  • Prevention and management of travel-related health problems such as traffic accidents, altitude illness, motion sickness and jet lag
  • Travel with children
  • Travel during pregnancy
  • Healthy travel for individuals with chronic diseases or immunosuppressive disorders
  • Topics for long-term travelers including adjustment issues, need for tuberculosis testing and healthcare options abroad
  • Evacuation insurance

Prescriptions as needed:

  • To prevent malaria
  • To treat travelers' diarrhea
  • To manage altitude sickness and motion sickness
  • For HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for people who will be providing medical care overseas

Post-Travel Care

Diagnosis and treatment of travel-related health problems including:

  • Fever after travel
  • Acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Skin diseases
  • Parasitic diseases including malaria, schistosomiasis, filarial diseases and chagas disease
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