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Travel Health

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UPMC’s Travel Health offers travelers preventive health care services tailored to your health status and destination.

Our doctors are infectious disease experts and provide complete travel health care to:

  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Missionaries

We also specialize in caring for the medically complicated traveler, such as:

  • People with weakened immune systems.
  • The elderly.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Those who have existing health issues.

Medical Consults Before You Travel

Comprehensive medical consultations provide you with details — based on your travel plan — such as:

  • Health risks.
  • Required and recommended immunizations.
  • Safety precautions.

Our travel health doctors provide the following services during your consult:

  • Complete review of travel itinerary.
  • Review of prophylaxis medications — including side effects and interactions with your current prescribed drugs.
  • Patient education about medications and immunizations that help prevent illnesses — such as giardia, malaria, diarrhea, and Zika.
  • Self-treatment guidance in the event of illness while traveling.
  • Details on follow-up care for travel-acquired illness.

Immunizations for Your Trip

UPMC’s Travel Health provides complete destination-specific services based on recommendations by the:

Based on your travels, our doctors will discuss the recommended and required immunizations. And, we can give them to you during your visit.

Post-Travel Care

Our board-certified infectious disease specialists also assess and treat travel-acquired illnesses.

Some of the common post-travel health issues we manage include:

  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Typhoid
  • Diarrhea
  • Parasitic infections
  • Fevers

Stay Healthy During Your Travels — Make an Appointment Today

To make an appointment or learn more about our services, call UPMC Travel Health at 412-647-7228.