Travel Medicine

Traveling outside the US? Climbing or skiing above 8,000 feet?

Traveling abroad should be memorable...in a good way. FamilyCare of Kent, Washington extends its expertise in preventive health to travelers, offering customized health-related services to travelers of all ages and for travel anywhere. Pre-travel consultations, itinerary-specific medical recommendations, vaccinations, and medications are available to individuals, families, and groups. Prevention is the key concept in travel health.

Two board-certified nurse practitioners at FamilyCare of Kent (Kent, WA) have been specially trained in travel health consultations for personal and business traveling. If you plan on traveling outside the United States or above 8,000 feet of altitude, schedule a travel consult with us before you go.

We offer country/region specific advice and preparation including vaccinations and medications to prevent serious problems during your trip. We are an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Center.

Vaccinations:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningoccoal meningitis
  • Rabies
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Typhoid fever
  • Yellow fever

Medications for treatment and prevention of:

  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Altitude sickness
  • Motion sickness

For diseases without vaccination or treatments, we will give both verbal and written advice on prevention measures.

For more information, the best resource for healthy travel is the CDC.

When to schedule your consult?

For some diseases, vaccination needs to begin many months prior to travel including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and Japanese encephalitis. Depending on your destination and plans, your travel consult should occur anywhere between 4-6 months to the week of your travel.

Also, ask us about evacuation insurance. An emergency evacuation from a foreign country may cost upwards of $30,000 if you don’t have protection.

To schedule a travel consultation in Kent, Washington, submit an appointment request online or call FamilyCare of Kent at (253) 859-2273 (CARE). Don’t wait until the last minute – call today!