From India to Peru, from Kenya to China—no matter where your travels may take you, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) Travel Medicine can help you stay healthy along the way. By utilizing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Travel Medicine helps travelers six years and older prepare for and enjoy a safe and healthy journey. It’s one way to help ensure that the memory of your trip is a happy one.
Our experienced clinical staff includes registered nurses with special training and expertise in travel medicine. They provide useful information based on experience and access to extensive travel health databases maintained in the center. Our medical director is a board-certified physician in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine who works closely with the Travel Medicine staff in all aspects of patient care.
Customized Pre-travel Healthcare Consultations
Through computerized access to the CDC, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, our nurses provide a comprehensive consultation for travelers before immunizations are administered and prescriptions are written. Consultations are customized according to your itinerary, planned activities, medical consideration and history.
- Preventive hygiene practices
- Potential immunization side effects
- Review of relevant health conditions
- Prescription instructions
- General travel information
We offer immunizations for preventable diseases transmitted through the air, by mosquitoes, in food and water and in blood and bodily fluids. Once the appropriate immunizations have been administered, travelers are given a Certificate of Vaccination, which is necessary for entry into many foreign countries.
We offer a number of immunizations, including those for:
- Yellow fever (we are a federally designated yellow fever immunization site)
- Japanese encephalitis
- Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix©)
We also provide prescriptions for prevention of:
- Travelers’ diarrhea
- Motion sickness
We also offer a variety of other immunizations (even for people who are not traveling), which include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Chicken pox
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
If you are an employer with staff that travels internationally, be sure they are safe from infectious disease. Our travel staff is available for on-site travel education and immunization programs.