July 31, 2017A new addition to University Medical Center, Travel Health Services provides care for UA faculty, staff and their families as they prepare for international travel. Health care providers in the UMC Faculty-Staff Clinic provide individuals a comprehensive, preparatory experience that includes a consultation, advice for planning, travel-related vaccinations and medications needed in advance of departure.
“Nowhere is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure more important than when traveling abroad.” —Dr. Tom Weida, UMC Chief Medical OfficerAdvice on a wide range of topics is offered, from the more obvious vaccination requirements of individual countries, to conditions of food and water safety, and the activities you have planned—with each considered down to the exact region of the country slated for visit. As UMC furthers its mission of promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama, it is the hope that travel health services will be expanded beyond the UA campus in the near future. [FIND OUT MORE] about how to book appointments and associated costs, and to access required patient forms.