HOW A TRAVEL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL MAY BE
ABLE TO HELP PROTECT YOUR HEALTH.

A Travel Health Professional is a healthcare clinician who typically has a specialty in travel health consultation and medicine.

A Travel Health Professional can:

FIND А TRAVEL HEALTH
PROFESSIONAL NEAR YOU
  • Inform you about potential health risks in your chosen destination
  • Recommend preventative treatment options to consider before you leave
  • Prescribe and/or administer the chosen preventative treatment options
  • Advise you on safe food and water precautions while traveling

The best time to schedule your consultation with a travel health professional is as soon as you choose your destination, or about a month before you leave. Different treatment options require different lengths of time to take effect, so you'll want to make sure that any medicine you take has time to work before you leave.

At your consultation, the travel health professional may assess your personal health history, inform you about any potential health risks at your destination, and may provide recommendations on how to reduce your risk of falling ill during your travels. If possible, he or she may also administer recommended treatment options. Also, depending upon the country, he or she may also provide a prescription for medicine you can take with you on your trip.

Help protect your health when you travel. Visit a travel health professional before you leave.

This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice. The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional travel health or medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions you may have about your health.

References: Chen LH, Hochberg NS. Preparing international travelers: The pretravel consultation. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2020/preparing-international-travelers/the-pretravel-consultation. Accessed July 29, 2019. Rosselot GA. Preparing international travelers: Last-minute travelers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2020/preparing-international-travelers/the-pretravel-consultation. Accessed July 29, 2019.