Travel Medicine

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Whether you’ve got a serious case of wanderlust or you’re traveling on a mission or work trip, it’s important to take steps to protect your health.

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A Global Approach

MU Health Care's Travel Clinic offers up-to-date information on the immunizations and medications recommended for whichever part of the world you’ll be visiting, including alerts issued by international governmental agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

We work with individuals of all ages regarding their travel needs, including:

  • Travel for international adoption
  • Business
  • Leisure
  • Mission trips
  • School trips

MU Health Care travel medicine specialists are board-certified experts in infectious diseases with access to the latest data about geographical health conditions and disease concerns. A global health information system assists our team in determining the risk assessment for your trip, as well as which vaccinations and preventive treatments are appropriate.

Treatment Plans

We determine a preventive treatment plan based on your current health status, travel itinerary and the activities you’ve scheduled while abroad.

Services include:

  • Routine and travel-specific vaccines as needed
  • Proper health paperwork for entry into other countries
  • Information on environmental conditions including water, food, insect-borne diseases and weather
  • Prescriptions for necessary travel medications
  • Listing of important phone numbers and locations of U.S. Embassies
  • Educational guidance

We recommend travelers schedule an appointment at least four weeks prior to traveling. While most vaccines become fully effective within two weeks of a single dose, some require two or more doses prior to departure.

Visit Us

The Travel Clinic sees patients by appointment only.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that travel medications are not typically covered by insurance. Appointments at the Travel Clinic cost $75 and are not billed to insurance. Medications or immunizations may cost extra. Payment — whether it’s cash, check or credit card — is due at the time of service.

Please call 573-882-8788 to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

Please fill out the below questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment:

Patient questionnaire