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Medically, what do I need to do?

Illness is not uncommon while traveling to a foreign country so it’s always best to be prepared medically. If immunizations are required, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or a travel health clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure.

Medical Prep for International Travel

If Needed, Get Your Shots.

Specific immunizations may be required for your travel destination. For more information regarding which vaccinations are required for various countries visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If immunizations are required for one of the countries you plan to visit, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or a travel health clinic at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure.

How soon before I leave should I go to the doctor?

Visit a health care provider (such as a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist) to get any vaccines, medicines, and advice you need before your trip. Going at least 4–6 weeks before you travel is best, so that any vaccines you need have time to take effect. (For more information, visit See a Doctor Before You Travel.) The resources below can help you find pre-travel care.

Travel Health Clinics in San Diego

Passport Health San Diego
2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 325
San Diego, CA 92108
619-055-1096  |  View Website
Scripps Travel Medicine
3811 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
1-800-727-4777  |  View Website

Online Travel Health Clinic Directories

International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

The ISTM website provides a free service that allows travelers to search a directory of travel health clinics by various criteria including location, clinic name, and health services offered.

ISTM Online Directory

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)

The ASTMH website provides a free service that allows travelers to search a directory of physicians by country/state who offer clinical consultative service in Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology and Travelers’ Health.

ASTMH Clinical Consultants Directory