Travel Medicine

Stay Healthy While Traveling
 
Take a Trip to ROCC
If you’re traveling abroad, you’ve probably planned many details – from where to stay to what to see. But there’s one trip you want to take before you leave; be sure to visit Regional Occupational Care Center (ROCC).

For people planning to travel out of the United States, particularly to countries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and Eastern Europe, it is extremely important to see a travel medicine specialist.
 
 
More than Immunizations
Travel Medicine is more than just immunizations, although it is the place to go for those necessary shots. ROCC’s expert staff also advises on prevention and safety concerns, so you know what to expect during your trip.
 
 
 Who should use Travel Medicine Services?
• All international travelers
• Cruise travelers
• Adventure travelers
• Missionaries
• Students and school travel groups
• Military personnel
• Expectant women and children
• People with disabilities or health conditions
• Foreign-born nationals
• Peace Corps members
 
 
Plan Ahead for Appointments
Some immunizations should be given several weeks prior to travel for full effectiveness, so try to make an appointment six to eight weeks prior to departure. But if you’ve missed that timeline, it’s still a good idea to make a travel medicine appointment before you travel abroad. Your appointment also includes a detailed review of your itinerary, your medical history, current medications, allergies, prior immunizations and previous travel experience to help you avoid travel-related illness. Check with your insurance company to see your coverage details.
 
 
Important Links
www.mdtravelhealth.com
www.cdc.gov
www.istm.org