Tulane Doctors - Travel Health@ Ruth Fertel Tulane Community Health Center
Mon-Fri, 8:00 - 5:00pm | Central Time
If you are among the more than 65 million Americans who will travel internationally this year, you should consider a visit to the Tulane Travel Health Clinic. At the Tulane Travel Health Clinic we know that keeping travelers healthy can be complicated and beyond the training of many primary care doctors (and internet searches). We prepare a personalized travel health plan, suited not just to your destination, but tailored to your specific health needs.
When you come to a pre-travel consultation at the Tulane Travel Health Clinic we review your medical history and medications to ensure you are adequately prepared to manage any long-term health issues appropriately, and to factor those conditions into our planning. We go over your itinerary in detail including destinations and the types of activities you are planning during the trip. We’ll make sure you are prepared for a range of health problems that could be encountered during travel, including common issues like traveler’s diarrhea or malaria, less common ones like cholera or Japanese Encephalitis Virus, and non-infectious things like altitude sickness. And yes, we’ll make sure you get the right vaccines. Call the clinic for prices.
For those interested in having one of our doctors present to a group traveling together such as a school, church, or company, please contact the clinic for more information.
With both pediatric and adult specialists on staff, we can see whole families or group of friends during the same visit, while making sure that everyone has the specialized care they deserve.
If you are traveling as part of a larger group such as a school, business, or church, we can provide general advice to the whole group while also allowing individuals within the group to seek personalized consultation. Contact the clinic for details.
At Tulane Travel Health, we believe that responsible travel is critical to improving cross-cultural understanding. Through travel we learn so much about different people and their customs and help them learn about ours. But at Tulane Travel Health our impact doesn’t stop there.
While we want to make sure we help keep YOU healthy during your travels, we are committed to promoting the health of people who live in the developing countries that host so many of our patients. When you visit Tulane Travel Health Clinic, we will donate 5% of all consultation fees to a charity promoting health in the developing world. You can choose the charity. We maintain a roster of well-regarded charities committed to improving health in the developing world such as:
Just review the list and tell us where you want to direct the donation. We can provide you with more information about the charities if you want to give on your own too.
Our doctors are ALL board certified in Infectious Disease and either Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, ALL are on the teaching faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the oldest school of public health in the nation, and ALL are clinicians on the faculty at the Tulane School of Medicine.