Americans often travel to destinations that present health risks not found at home. If you are visiting another country, it is important to protect yourself against conditions like yellow fever, malaria and traveler's diarrhea.
The Division of Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic is here to help you have a safer, healthier trip abroad. Our team offers pre-travel immunizations, vaccines and medications to prevent disease. We also consult on:
Precautions to take when visiting certain countries
Health insurance, jet lag, medication schedule and other common travel-related issues
The concerns of travelers who are pregnant, are immunocompromised or have an underlying medical condition
Managing environmental risks, including during high-altitude travel
In addition, we provide post-travel evaluation and treatment for people who develop symptoms or are diagnosed with an illness while they are away or soon after they return.
We offer all of our services at our two locations:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Lung Center 45 Francis Street 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02115
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Infectious Disease Clinic 1153 Centre Street Suite 4F Boston, MA 02130
Making an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at either location, please call 617-732-8881. We prefer to see travelers four to six weeks before departure, though we can often accommodate last-minute requests.
Immunizations and Vaccines
The following immunizations and vaccines are available at our clinic:
We administer any medications needed for travel, including for the prevention of:
Our staff includes doctors and nurse practitioners with expertise in infectious disease and travel medicine.
Appointment charges include professional fees (for physician consultation) and may include immunization charges. The fee for each immunization can range from $20 to over $500, depending on which are required for your itinerary. Payment for all services is due at the time of your appointment.
Since these are preventive services, many health insurance plans do not cover the costs. We provide receipts to support claim reimbursement from a third party such as your insurance company. However, we strongly recommend checking with your insurance company prior to your appointment to confirm your plan covers travel medicine.
Please see the links below for information about international travel. Note: The Brigham does not maintain these websites and is not responsible for their content.