Preparing for Your Appointment

Planning for safe & healthy travel

OHSU Family Medicine Travel Clinics are located at our South Waterfront and Gabriel Park locations.  Our physicians specialize in medical services needed by travelers – both before and after a trip.

Our Family Medicine Travel Clinics provide you with information and services specific to your itinerary, as well as your personal health.  Our goal is to help you prevent illness so you will have a safe, enjoyable travel experience.

Scheduling your travel appointment

Appointments should be scheduled at least six weeks before your departure to be sure any immunizations are effective before you leave.  If a series of vaccines is needed, this may take longer.  If you have questions, contact us as soon as your travel plans are final.  We will determine which time frame best matches your itinerary.

About your travel appointment

As with any medical appointment, your Travel Clinic provider will assess your current health and review your medical history.  They will discuss health conditions with you in the context of your itinerary, as well as risks associated with that itinerary (high altitudes, travel in remote areas adventure travel, malaria zones and more). 

Your Travel Clinic provider will make sure your routine vaccinations are up to date.  Depending on your travel destination, additional vaccines may be required/recommended.  Your provider may also recommend medications and prescriptions, if appropriate, for potential health issues such as traveler's diarrhea, malaria, altitude sickness and jet lag.