Travel Health Evaluations
Employers have a duty to protect their employees while traveling and to provide medical care, when necessary. This may include medical evacuation to the U.S. for appropriate care.
HAPPI can help prepare your employees for international travel with a complete health evaluation.
Health Evaluations Before Traveling
International travelers are at risk for:
- A variety of infectious diseases.
- Trauma, often related to motor vehicle accidents.
- The psychological stresses of new and different environments.
- Finding adequate health care for any illness or injury when outside of the U.S.
Preparing for international travel should begin with a comprehensive travel health evaluation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the U.S. authority for travel medicine — recommends seeing a doctor before you travel, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before departure.
At HAPPI, doctors experienced in travel health evaluations offer the following services to your employees:
- A thorough review of their medical history and physical exam to determine fitness for travel, job duties, or expatriation.
- Any necessary immunizations.
- Counseling and specific medical recommendations for time spent abroad.
- Consideration of other preventive interventions.
Certain destinations also require additional diagnostic testing or completion of specific forms to permit travel, work in the host country, or allow for expatriate duty.
Family members who accompany the employee also require these services.
Some travel destinations that we've helped employees prepare for include:
- South Africa
HAPPI also performs post-travel health evaluations (repatriation exams) when employees return from extended travel or expatriate duty to detect any potential illnesses acquired while overseas.
We carry all the necessary vaccines and are an accredited Yellow Fever Clinic.
To schedule a travel health evaluation with HAPPI's Medical Director, please contact Leslie Hlad at 724-772-5400.