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Traveler's Medical Service

Founded in 1985, the Travelers Medical Service is Palm Beach county's oldest and most experienced source of international travel advice and care. You will be seen by a board- certified Infectious Disease physician who will review your medical history and medications as well as your exact travel itinerary to assess location specific risks. We provide the following services:

 

  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis. Typhoid, Cholera, Influenza, Meningococcal, Polio, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies as appropriate. We will also provide you with a WHO International Certificate of Vaccination.

  • Malaria: Risk assessment, mosquito bite prevention advice and prescriptions for medications to prevent malaria. 

  • Disease Prevention Education: Food and Water Precautions, prescription for Travelers Diarrhea treatment, Altitude and Motion Sickness preventive medicine, sun protection, motor vehicle accident prevention. We will discuss a First Aid kit as appropriate.

 

Make your appointment as soon as your travel plans are set. (4-6 weeks before departure is optimal). Remember to make sure your passport is up-to-date! We are also available for diagnosis and treatment for any post travel related illnesses.

For additional information here are two helpful websites:

Centers for Disease Control Traveler's Health

Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

International Society of Travel Medicine

The ISTM is an international society of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical professionals to promote travel health initiatives. Founded as an organization in 1991, ISTM has built a global network that is committed to the advancement of travel medicine and is currently the largest organization of this type.