Pre-Travel Health Consultation and Medications
The Denver Public Health Travel Clinic provides in-depth travel consultation and evaluation customized to your travel itinerary, needs and level of travel experience. Consultations are provided for individuals, families and groups of all ages.
The pre-travel consultation usually takes 30-45 minutes and is conducted by a travel health nurse who has immediate access to the team of specialists if there are any health-specific questions or concerns. The consultation provides an in-depth review of:
Medications you are taking
Fitness for travel or contraindications to travel
Evaluation of travel itineraries and risk assessment (rural vs. urban issues)
Evaluation of psycho-cultural issues (culture shot/adaptation, repatriation)
Your questions and concerns, including:
Immunizations you need for travel
Malaria, high altitude illness, or traveler's diarrhea prescriptions
Letters explaining medical conditions and medical waivers to ease your encounter with border officials.
Itinerary specific illness
Disease prevention and self-treatment
Water, food and environmental precautions
Safety and security tips
Health care resources
Internationally recognized medical facility resources
U.S. Department of State advisories/ up-to-date news, weather and safety alerts
Supplemental insurance such as life, health, evacuation and diving insurance
All information about your medial history, current medical issues, allergies, medications, immunization information and recommendations are kept in a confidential, electronic file which can be used for further pre-travel concerns or future travel consultations.
Patients between the ages of 6 months and 9 months of age will be REQUIRED to make a travel consultation to receive the Yellow Fever Vaccine due to a possibility of side-affects.
People over the age of 60 also may be required to have a consultation.
All patients received Yellow Fever vaccine will complete a health questionnaire. If there are any concerns raised from the questionnaire responses, the patient, at any age, may be required to schedule a travel consultation prior to receiving a Yellow Fever vaccine.
Your pre-travel consultation with the Denver Public Health travel health nurse is designed to help prepare you for safe and healthy travel and the resources needed in the event you should become ill.
If you are ill after your trip (fever, flu-like symptoms or persistent diarrhea) we encourage you to contact your primary care provider for evaluation or you may also contact the Denver Public Health Travel Clinic for more information and referrals.