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Travel Medicine Clinic

Travel Medicine Services


Prior to the Clinic Visit

 

Your appointment should be scheduled at least 4 weeks prior to your departure. This is to allow ample time to insure the effectiveness of immunizations and medications that may be required for your travel.
Complete the Travel Clinic Questionnaire and submit it by fax or by mail prior to your visit. The value of the travel medicine consultation is greatly enhanced when the Travel Clinic Questionnaire can be reviewed by clinic staff before the visit. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
 

During the Clinic Visit

 
Your specific itinerary and planned activities will be reviewed, so bring your itinerary with you to the appointment.

You will be counseled regarding general and destination-specific travel health and safety including issues such as water and food safety, altitude sickness, insect repellant, sunscreen, traveler’s diarrhea, sexually transmitted diseases, travel insurance, and the availability of post travel consultation, if needed.

You will receive a copy of the current WHO and CDC recommendations regarding vaccinations and medications relevant to your itinerary.

Prescriptions for necessary travel related medications will be provided. These prescriptions may include, but are not limited to, anti-malarial, anti-diarrheal medications, and altitude sickness medications.

An OSU Travel Clinic folder containing all of your travel health information and contact information will be given to you at the end of the clinic visit.

The OSU Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic is staffed by Diane Orlov, CNP with physician consultation available, if needed.

Following your visit, we will formally communicate with your primary care physician regarding your travel consultation and list all vaccinations medications and services provided.

Post Travel Appointments

 

 

If you return from your trip and any travel related problems arise, you can be scheduled for a nurse practitioner or physician evaluation as is appropriate to your problem.