Travel Health Services

Overview

 

International Travel Made Simple

The Travel Health Department at Holy Spirit Health System offers education and immunizations for travelers of any age and any purpose. From pleasure and business travelers to travel agents, mission trip participants, and students studying abroad, people turn to us for hard-to-find vaccines, such as Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid and Yellow Fever. We are an official Yellow Fever center. 

We pride ourselves on following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines to provide you with the most current and accurate preventative health care.

At Travel Health we are also committed to providing patient education and country specific medical advice that will insure a medically safe trip. For more information, please complete the form below.

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Our Services

Immunizations – We offer any vaccine that is required or recommended for entry into a foreign land. We are an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Center. 

We also offer the following vaccines:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Immune Globulin
Influenza
Japanese Encephalitis
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Meningococcal
Pneumococcal
Rabies
Tetanus w/ Pertussis
Twinrix
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Zostavax (Shingles Vaccine) 

Pre-travel consultation – This service focuses on destination-specific health risks. We cross reference several up-to-date resources for the most current information on your travel destination. We also offer specialized consultation for travelers with pre-existing conditions or special needs. 

Education – Our staff will take the time to explain the precautions involving food/water, parasitic disease, insect-born illness and effective preventative measures. 

Prescriptions – Our physician will order appropriate prescription medications such as antimalarials, antibiotics, etc. 

Documents – We can provide computerized printouts of destination-specific health risks, climate information, and embassy location/numbers. We also can give you fact sheets about vaccines that are required and/or recommended. 

On Site Visits – We will be happy to come to your site for those traveling in groups to the same location(s). 

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Travel Health Services FAQs

Q: Why do I need to see a travel clinic/doctor

A: Travelers should see a physician before leaving for a trip if they are going to developing countries, going off the usual tourist routes, or if they have any medical conditions that could be affected by travel. Travelers should protect themselves against common diseases that may be mild but that will disrupt their trip, as well as against less common diseases that may be serious or even fatal.

Q: What vaccines do I need?

A: Vaccines that are required or recommended depend upon your destination, age, medical history and what you may have already received in the past. When you come for your appointment you will want to bring your itinerary and a record of vaccines that you may have already received. If you would like to view a general listing of what may be needed, please visit the CDC website and choose your destination. Our physician and nursing staff will evaluate all of your information to determine the risk for any disease and what is recommended for a healthy trip.

Q: How far in advance do I need to make an appointment to visit your Travel Health office?

A: We recommend that you set up an appointment 4 weeks before traveling. If your trip will be for an extended period of time (more than a month) we would like to have you set up an appointment six months before you leave since you may need vaccines that are given in a series.

Q: I am leaving the country unexpectedly. Should I still try to make an appointment?

A: We will make every effort to see you before you travel. You may be given vaccines that you will need along with medical education and information on the country or countries you are visiting.

Q: Can I bring a prescription for recommended vaccines from my family physician and have Travel Health give them to me?

A: We have our own physician on staff who specializes in travel medicine. Travel Health will determine what vaccines and/or medicine will be best suited for your individual health needs.

Q: Why are vaccinations expensive?

A: Vaccines, like other medicines, have become expensive over the years. Since many vaccines are made by only one company, the competition necessary for better pricing does not exist. Vaccines do save lives, money and additional medical costs (if you were to become ill from a disease). When chosen carefully, vaccines are a good investment in your personal health.

Q: Does my insurance company cover the cost of vaccines?

A: A few insurance companies cover the cost of vaccines. However, you will need to contact your insurance company for information on your specific policy. Travel Health does not participate in any insurance plans and does not file insurance claims.

Q: How and when do I pay for the services/vaccines?

A: Payment is due upon completion of your visit. Travel Health accepts cash, check and all major credit cards.

Q: Are group discounts available?

A: Yes, group discounts are available. For more information, please contact our office at 717-972-4229.

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Additional Resources

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Tips for Traveling Abroad
Americans Living and Traveling Abroad
Homeland Security Travel Security

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Contact Us

NEW LOCATION:
Medical Arts Building, 890 Poplar Church Road, Suite 100
, Camp Hill

Phone: 717-972-4229 or 717-972-4351
Fax: 717-972-4546

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