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Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine Clinic

The full-service travel medicine clinic at CIC Associates, P.C. is supervised by five infectious disease specialists. It covers a full range of pre-travel counseling, prophylaxis, and treatment.

Today's global village concept has made traveling to remote and exotic places commonplace. American business executives regularly execute major deals in parts of the world that were closed to us decades ago. Tourists visit attractions that previously were available only in our dreams. However, these trips are not without a certain amount of risk.

Travel Abroad

Preparation for Healthy Traveling

When you are in a foreign country, you may be exposed to biological and physical hazards that you are not likely to encounter in the United States. To help people planning trips outside the country, or who have contracted a disease while in a foreign land, the medical professionals at CIC Associates, P.C. have taken specialized training in the medical discipline known as emporiatrics. It is the study of diseases related to travel and the medical care of the traveler before, during, and after the trip.

Our physicians that have expertise in counseling and treating travelers are also trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Their primary goal is to ensure that you have a safe and healthy trip.

Pre-Travel Evaluation

If you are interested in learning about the potential health risks you may encounter on a trip to a foreign country, consider a pre-trip evaluation. Ideally, your evaluation should be scheduled one to two months before your departure.

Our physicians and staff provide comprehensive travel medicine counseling. This counseling includes risk assessment based on your itinerary and strategies to eliminate or reduce your risk. We provide all required and recommended travel vaccinations. Additionally, we give you timely information on any disease outbreaks or health problems that you may be exposed to during your trip.

If it is not possible for you to schedule an appointment at least a month before your departure, we can still provide you with reliable information, guidance, and often significant protection against transmittable diseases.

Your Medical Evaluation Team

Your evaluation will be conducted by a board-certified internal medicine specialist who is also trained and board-certified in infectious diseases. Our physicians are also trained in hyperbaric medicine for travelers with diving, snorkeling, or altitude sickness and are assisted by the dedicated and well-trained nursing staff of CIC Associates, P.C.

Scheduling Your Evaluation

Travel evaluations are conducted during our regular office hours, which are between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 515-224-1777.

For all Travel related care, payment in full is expected at the time of service. As a courtesy we will file a claim on your behalf to your insurance company, should they pay for any travel related services we will promptly issue a refund.