TRAVEL MEDICINE

Our Travel Medicine Clinic provides consultation for anyone planning to travel abroad. We’re staffed by physicians who are board-certified in tropical and infectious diseases, and are state-certified providers for yellow fever vaccine. The traveler’s itinerary is reviewed so that appropriate vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, food and water precautions, and educational material can be recommended. Our goal is to promote and ensure safety and health during travel ­­— for pleasure or business — to foreign countries.

Immunizations

An important part of preparing for travel is immunizations. Immunization decisions are based on individualized considerations, such as the traveler’s general state of health, proposed itinerary, anticipated activities, and length of stay.

Since the decision regarding vaccine advice requires an individual risk-benefit review, we require that patients desiring travel vaccinations be seen by one of our physicians prior to travel. Some vaccinations require several doses spaced weeks apart in order to provide maximum protection. Therefore, it is helpful for our staff to see you at least six weeks before your travel departure date.

The following is a partial list of immunizations offered through the Travel Clinic:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Inactivated polio
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Yellow fever (state-certified providers)

 

The Returning Traveler

Since some illnesses can emerge weeks after returning home, we encourage the returning traveler to call us, especially in cases of intestinal illnesses, fevers, and rashes which persist or develop weeks or months after returning.

Contact Travel Medicine

84 Marginal Way, Suite 800
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 774-5816
Fax: (207) 523-8594
Directions

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.