What is a travel health service?
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of health problems associated with travel. The emerging virus affects not only individual travelers, but also community and public health globally. In addition to COVID-19, traveling from one place to another with different geography and disease endemic can put the travelers at risk, both infectious and non-infectious diseases. Most of them can be prevented or alleviated.
Travel medicine has been adopted as a multidisciplinary specialty and services within medical care providers. International travelers embarking on trips abroad for purposes related to leisure, business, visiting friends and family might be required to be immunized against yellow fever or other preventable tropical diseases. They might be at risk of travel-related conditions such as malaria or altitude illness. Our center primarily focuses on providing preventive measures, administering vaccinations and chemoprophylaxis against the disease in Thailand and elsewhere. To ensure the best efficacy of preventive measures, it is recommended that pre-travel consultation should be made at least 6-8 weeks before your trip.
- Consultation and counseling before traveling.
- Immunization and certificates of immunization.
- Health checkup and medical certificate for students/workers who travel abroad.
- Tuberculin skin test (Mantoux test) and blood for interferon-gamma release assay (IGRAs)
- Preventative measures for other travel-related diseases such as altitude illness.
- Malaria prevention and prophylaxis.
- Information for tropical diseases and emerging diseases.
- Identification card (National ID card, passport)
- Travel itinerary
- Medical certificate form or requirement from your company, agency, embassy or educational institute (Please carefully check if our hospital is eligible to provide certification)
- Childhood and previous vaccination record (if available)
- Current medications
Asst. Prof. Vorapot Sapsirisavat, M.D.
Preventive medicine (Travel medicine)