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Division of Infectious Diseases Travel Clinic

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
  • COVID-related concerns

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.

Locations

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:

  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid fever
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles/mumps/rubella
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumococcus 
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Medications

We administer any medications needed for travel, including for the prevention of:

  • Malaria
  • Traveler's diarrhea
  • Altitude sickness

Team

Our staff includes doctors and nurse practitioners with expertise in infectious disease and travel medicine.

  • Mary W. Montgomery, MD, Travel clinic Physician Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Katherine McGowan, MD, Travel clinic Physician, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
  • Catherine Franklin, NP, Travel clinic, Nurse Practitioner, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Charges and Insurance Information

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.

Useful Links

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.

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