Travel Medicine Clinic
How to prepare for your Travel Clinic visit
Schedule your visit six to eight weeks before your travel departure to allow enough time to receive any needed vaccines and allow for immunity to develop before your trip begins.
Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your appointment time to allow for check-in.
Bring your travel itinerary, including dates of travel, regions of the countries you plan to visit, expected accommodations, and scheduled airport layovers.
Bring your current medication list and vaccination records that are not already part of your medical record. If you are a UI Health Care employee, please print your vaccine/immunization record from ReadySet and bring it with you.
The clinic provider will not be able to determine insurance coverage for your visit, vaccinations, or prescribed medications. We recommend you review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travelers’ Health webpage in advance to learn what are likely vaccines and medications recommended for your destination. Use the drop-down menu under the “Destinations” heading to select the country you’ll be visiting and click “go.” You will need the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes listed in the tables below for vaccine information and some other fees when you contact your health insurance carrier to inquire about coverage. Medications commonly recommended for travel are also found in the tables.
A cost estimator tool for a travel clinic visit can be found within MyChart. However, the tool allows you to only inquire about one vaccine per inquiry. The CPT codes listed below are needed to use the tool. Note that the estimator automatically includes a flat physician fee for a new patient visit and a hospital fee when a vaccine CPT code is entered. However, the provider charge submitted varies with the complexity/duration of the travel assessment/counseling.
To access the estimator from MyChart, click “Menu” in top left corner, scroll down to “Billing,” and then click “Estimates.” Click “Create A New Estimate,” then type in the desired vaccine or its associated CPT code into the search bar. If you have not signed up for a MyChart account, you can use the estimator as a guest.
|Clinic Administered Vaccinations:
|Number of Doses: (if a series)
|Cholera Oral Vaccine
|Hepatitis A Vaccine
|Hepatitis A + Hepatitis B Vaccine (Twinrix)
|Hepatitis B Vaccine (Engerix-B)
|Hepatitis B Vaccine (Heplisav-B; preferred)
|Influenza High Dose Vaccine ≥ 65 yr old
|Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine (Ixiaro)
|Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
|Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
|Polio Virus, Inactivated Vaccine
|Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
|Tetanus/Diphtheria Toxoids (Td)
|Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Vaccine
|Yellow Fever Vaccine
|Quantity Typical for 2-week Trip
|Acetazolamide tab 125 mg
|Acetazolamide tab 250 mg
|Atovaquone 250 mg/Proguanil 100 mg Tab (Malarone)
|Azithromycin tab 500 mg
|Doxycycline Cap 100 mg
|Mefloquine Tab 250 mg
|Tafenoquine tab 100 mg
|Typhoid Vaccine Oral Cap - Vivotif
|1 box of 4 capsules
|Administration of immunization, Single
|Administration of immunization, Each Additional
|Provider Visit (note: code varies with complexity)
|Hospital fee (see cost estimator in MyChart)
What to expect during your Travel Clinic visit
- Your provider will review your travel itinerary, planned activities, medical history, medication list, and prior vaccinations. They will also discuss precautions to help you stay well, including recommended vaccines and prescription medications to prevent or treat common or important travel-related illnesses. The vaccines that you want or are required then will be administered, and medications will be prescribed.
- The visit may last up to 75 minutes, including the travel assessment and counseling and administration of vaccines. If more than one person is sharing an appointment, the total visit may require 90 minutes. If a yellow fever vaccine is administered, 15 minutes of monitoring in the clinic is required.
- We see adults and children who are age 15 and older. We also see 14-year-old patients who weigh more than 100 pounds.
Note: Children who do not meet age/weight criteria to be seen in our adult Travel Clinic can be seen in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-573-5437. Please inform the scheduler it is for a pre-travel visit.