Before Your Trip

Preparation Is the Key for Reduced Travel Risks

Most travelers are busier planning their itinerary than thinking about potential health issues while traveling. However, studies show that 50 to 75 percent of short-term travelers to the tropics or subtropics report some health impairment. Whether something contagious, an accident or even an existing condition, it can ruin a trip and have serious consequences on your life.

Important Components of Travel Program

Key components to University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine include basic health care for travelers and medical innovations in underserved areas of the globe. Before a trip, specific areas of clinical care for travelers include:

  • General destination information
  • Immunizations
  • Pre-travel examinations and consultation
  • Review of current medications
  • Allergy preventive care
  • Itinerary review
  • Educational information for destination specific medical needs
  • Travel-related digestive issues
  • International adoption clinics
  • Personal travel first-aid kit
  • Securing documentation
  • High risk medical planning, if necessary:
    • Dengue prevention
    • Malaria medical prescriptions
    • Measles prevention
    • Respiratory tract infection and influenza
    • Typhoid
    • Yellow fever
  • Food and water hazards
  • Other concerns, including air pollution and security

Schedule an Appointment with our Travel Experts

For all of your travel health needs, our expert physicians can help before, during or after your travels within the U.S. or abroad. Contact our team to schedule a pre-travel consult and better prepare for travel safety by calling 216-844-8500.

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