Heading to an exotic beach? Hiking across Europe? Exploring South Africa on safari? Whether you are vacationing, working, volunteering or living abroad, you should be prepared for possible illnesses and diseases that occur in other regions or countries.
Dean Health Plan covers travel immunizations and access to SSM travel medicine specialists. Together we can help you learn how to avoid risks, best manage pre-existing conditions, and take appropriate precautions before you begin your journey. Talk to your primary care provider to learn more or contact a travel medicine specialist today.
People who benefit from our travel medicine services include:
Travel medicine is more than just immunizations—although it is the place to go for those necessary shots. Expert travel medicine staff advise on travel health concerns, so you know what to expect during your trip.
At your appointment, you'll also receive the most current destination-specific recommendations from multiple resources, including updates about disease outbreak information, CDC guidelines and U.S. State Department travel advisories. Our services include:
Some immunizations require several weeks prior to travel for full effectiveness, so try to make an appointment six to eight weeks before you leave. If you've missed that timeline, it's still a good idea to make an appointment before your trip.
The consultation visit usually lasts 30-60 minutes depending on the number and types of vaccines that a patient receives.