Traveling to places like Asia, India, South Africa, the Amazon or other developing areas can make you feel wonderfully alive. But it can also expose you to serious diseases that may threaten your health. Don’t be among the people who experience health problems when traveling. Before you go, get in the know and learn about your travel health needs, including travel immunizations, by visiting our travel health clinic.
Travel can expose you to serious diseases that are not common in the U.S., such as Zika virus, typhoid, hepatitis A, malaria, yellow fever and traveler’s diarrhea. These are serious diseases that can ruin a trip, but can also have lasting health effects long after your return. However, our Travel Medicine Specialists can provide information, travel immunizations and prescriptions that will greatly reduce the chances of contracting illnesses like these. Our Travel Medicine Specialists can also provide excellent counsel for those traveling to high altitude areas, to help ensure that your journey is not derailed by high altitude discomfort or illness.
Schedule a face-to-face consultation with an RVNA Travel Medicine Specialist four to six weeks before your departure. Call RVNA at 203-438-5555 x1119 to schedule your consultation. Consultations are available at the RVNA office in Ridgefield, or at your home or office (an additional fee applies for home/office consultations based on the distance of your location from RVNA.) Consultations include itinerary-specific health advice, including recommended vaccines and safe food/water practices, and other steps you can take to protect yourself.
The RVNA Travel Medicine Specialists can administer the following commonly needed travel vaccinations:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Yellow Fever (we are temporarily out of stock of this vaccine – please call for more details)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles (MMR)
The RVNA Travel Medicine Specialists can also provide advice on ways to avoid the mosquitos that carry diseases such as:
- Zika virus
- Yellow fever
- Dengue fever
The RVNA Travel Medicine Clinic is a U.S. Government Certified Yellow Fever Center.
Ideally, appointments should be scheduled four to six weeks before you travel, but consultations for the last minute travelers are still advised.
To schedule an appointment: Call RVNA at 203-438-5555, ext. 1119 or email KWise@ridgefieldvna.org. (Please note: there is a $35 fee on appointments cancelled within 24 hours.)
Travel Medicine appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 – 4:30; Thursday 8:30 – 6:00. Call today for your appointment.