When you travel, staying healthy is a top priority. No matter where you’re going, Traveler’s Health Services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital can provide you with the most up-to-date medical information available for your itinerary.
Helping You With Your Travels
Whether you’re visiting the sunny beaches of Mexico, trekking through the Himalayas, or going on safari in Kenya, there are potential health risks to consider. A travel medicine specialist can determine any risks and how to avoid them in your travels. During your consultation, our specially trained physicians will review your health history and itinerary in order to assess your risk of exposure to infection. We’ll provide you with up-to-date information about the health conditions at your destination, and pre-travel advice on international immunization requirements and recommendations. In addition to ensuring that immunizations are current and reviewing pre-existing medical problems that may require specific provisions either during flight or the course of a trip, Travelers’ Health Services educate travelers on safety issues, including crime and terrorism.
Locations and Appointments
Travelers’ Health Service provides a complete range of onsite, physician-directed travel medicine services including:
- Yellow fever vaccinations at our certified Yellow Fever Center
- All other immunizations
- Pre-travel counseling performed by a physician
- Medications to prevent malaria
- Advice and medication for high-altitude travel
- Traveler's diarrhea prevention and treatment strategies
Vera G. Howland, M.D., is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and a charter member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). Dr. Howland has also earned the "Certificate in Travel Health" issued by the ISTM.
Bonnie Rabinowitch, M.D., Jackeline Iacovella, M.D., Michael Kimzey, D.O. and Malini Stalam, M.D., are board-certified specialists in International Medicine and Infectious Disease. They are members of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). ISTM has a membership of 2,000 physician members from 72 countries. ASTMH is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to promote world health by the prevention and control of tropical disease through research and education. Through these affiliations, clients have access to the very latest information occurring in the world of travel medicine.
ISTM has a membership of 2,000 physician members from 72 countries. Through this affiliation, our clients have access to the very latest information occurring in the world of travel medicine.
Who Needs Travel Medicine Counseling?
The likelihood of exposure to exotic diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, typhoid, cholera, and dengue is higher in remote destinations and developing countries, so travelers to these countries should consult with a specialist. With proper planning and immunization, most travel-related illnesses can be prevented.
Most vaccines require several weeks to take effect, and some can’t be given at the same time, so it’s best to plan your first visit to Traveler’s Health Service 4-6 weeks before your trip. Remember, multiple immunizations sometimes require additional visits. We are happy to discuss any and all charges with you at any time.