International travelers have special health needs and often need to see a physician quickly.
The Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University offers an International Travel Clinic to provide care for those traveling abroad. Following the Centers for Disease Control recommendations, we provide immunizations and information to protect travelers against exotic health hazards.
At least three weeks before leaving the country, individuals should call to set up an appointment. Although most patients can be seen within a few days of their calling, it takes a few weeks for immunizations to become effective.
FOR APPOINTMENTS, CALL 314-362-9098 FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (CST) MONDAY - FRIDAY
When coming to the clinic, a physician will provide you with pre-travel counseling, including how to prevent Traveler's diarrhea and take food and water precautions.
Depending on the destination, immunizations may include: hepatitis, yellow fever, typhoid fever, meningoccal infections, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, and MMR/DPT booster.
Also depending on your destination, we also can prescribe malaria prophylaxis, or if necessary, antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections.
Patients can call with post-travel health concerns as well.
The International Travel Clinic is conveniently located on the Washington University Medical Center campus, 4570 Children's Place, St. Louis, Missouri. Parking is available in metered places in front of the building or in the covered parking lot one-half block away.