Travel consults can be scheduled a medical offices so that you and your doctor can discuss an upcoming trip or vacation in a different country.
What are travel consults?
Travel consults can be scheduled at our medical office so that you and your doctor can discuss an upcoming trip or vacation in a different country. The CDC recommends that you see your doctor 4-6 weeks before your departure so that you get specific recommendations from a health professional. Traveling will often present different situations that can affect your health. Your doctor will want to talk about where you traveling within a country, the length of your trip, the activities you may do and your medical and vaccine history. Your current medical state will also be an important factor when traveling, this includes pregnancy.
What can I do to prepare?
Before your travel consultation and your trip, you should ensure you are up-to-date with all of your routine vaccinations, including a seasonal flu vaccine. You can learn more about vaccinations/immunizations by clicking here. Consider the recommended vaccines based on your destination and be sure to discuss allergies, current medications and other health concerns during your consultation.
Should I travel if I am sick?
If you are sick at the time of your planned trip, or you’ve been sick recently, ask your doctor whether you should travel or not. Traveling while sick can put your health and the health of others at risk.
Where can I schedule a travel consult?
At North Coast Family Medical Group, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes in travel medicine. Many public and private clinics provide pre-travel advice and can provide you with the necessary shots or vaccines that you need. Planning any trip or vacation to a new country should ideally include health preparations. It is an often overlooked but it is extremely important.
We provide travel consults to our patients in San Diego County. Please call (760) 942-0118 to get started.