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Before you leave the United States, make an appointment to see a travel medicine specialist at Essentia Health. You’ll receive education and preventive care to protect your health during your travels. When you return home, count on our team to treat any symptoms of travel-related illnesses.
To get the best health-related recommendations, you should see a travel medicine doctor several weeks before your trip. Bring the following to your appointment:
The services you will need depend on where you’re traveling to. During your appointment, your doctor will discuss the following:
Vaccines help your body’s immune system fight certain illnesses. Depending on where you’re traveling to, your doctor may recommend vaccines for:
To protect your health when visiting a foreign country:
To prevent foodborne illnesses or gastrointestinal discomfort, follow your doctor’s dietary recommendations. Depending on where you're traveling to, your doctor may recommend choosing:
After you’re back in the United States, see a travel medicine doctor right away if you have symptoms of an infectious disease. We may recommend vaccinations for conditions like rabies or tetanus.
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