When you’re looking to travel out of the country, there’s a lot you need to consider. At The Vine Medical Clinic, the team, along with Elijah Nyasende, APRN, FNP-BC, offer travel counseling to make sure your trip is both safe and comfortable. Whether you need a COVID-19 test before you depart or a provider must update your immunizations, the team provides you with the most convenient care possible. If you have a trip planned, you can call the office in McKinney, Texas, or book an appointment online.
Traveling out of the country is something you’re likely looking forward to — but do you know what you need before you go? Travel counseling is a way for The Vine Medical Clinic team to evaluate your health and the risks of the countries that you’re about to visit.
Ideally, you want to schedule your appointment with The Vine Medical Clinic as soon as you make your plans to travel overseas. However, if that’s not possible, you should at least see the team 4-8 weeks before you leave.
Such a window allows ample time for you to receive a proper physical exam and any medications or immunizations you may need to visit the country you’re planning to see. It also allows the team to get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 travel restrictions and other health risks you may encounter.
While not all countries require immunizations against foreign diseases, some do. It’s essential to know the country’s requirements for vaccinations before jumping on the plane.
Some vaccines are required for you even to enter certain countries. That may include proof of a polio vaccine or yellow fever. The Vine Medical Clinic team offers a wide variety of vaccines depending on where you’re headed.
In other countries, the team may recommend vaccines for diseases that aren’t prevalent in the United States but are widespread in the area that you’re traveling. These vaccines help to keep you safe and healthy while you’re abroad.
Vaccines aren’t the only thing included in travel counseling. The Vine Medical Clinic also offers medication management for your trip. That may mean pills for motion sickness or anxiety on the plane or simply making sure you have your regular medications for the duration of your trip.
The team can also give you prophylactic medications in case of diarrhea from drinking water in other countries. The Vine Medical Clinic also gives you health resources if you need them while on your trip.
You may also need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before embarking on your vacation. The clinic offers on-site COVID-19 testing, making it easy and convenient for you to show proof.
If you’re headed out of the country, book an appointment with the clinic by calling or scheduling online today.