Travel Medicine

Travel is a great way to see the world and experience different cultures and activities, but it could also comes with some risk. Before you set off, let our medical experts provide a pre-travel consultation for your entire family.

Food and drink precautions

Safe food and water is often a large concern when traveling outside of the United States. We can help educate you on treating water to make it safe for drinking. We can also help answer any questions you may have about food while traveling.

Mosquito-borne illnesses

Mosquitoes are some of the best transmitters of disease. We will help you chart out a plan of action for choosing the right insect repellent and applying correctly.

Safe transportation

Please discuss any health issues with us before you leave so we can best advise you on how to travel safe. Traveling when you are sick can put you and others at unnecessary risk.

Vaccines and immunizations

Many vaccines take time to become effective. We recommend you visit us at least 4 to 6 weeks before you are scheduled to leave the country. If you are leaving sooner please let us know. We will also make sure you are up-to-date on your routine vaccinations, including seasonal flu vaccine.

Traveler’s diarrhea

The most common medical problem befalling international travelers is a gastrointestinal infection-producing diarrhea. Travelers’ diarrhea refers to an acute illness of sudden onset with watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, mild nausea without much vomiting, and general malaise.

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Travel Medicine Clinic - Olympia