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Travel Medicine

Travel medicine at Allegheny Health Network is a medical specialty that helps people prevent and manage illness during international travel for business, pleasure or humanitarian trips.

Our certified travel medicine physicians can help you with travel vaccines, medications, jet lag, traveler’s diarrhea, malaria prevention, altitude sickness, SCUBA medicine and more.

Travelers headed to India, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands or Central and South America have specific medical needs which should be addressed with a travel medical specialist prior to departure.

Our Specialties:

  • Travel immunizations and medications
  • Techniques to address travel fatigue and jet lag
  • Malaria prevention
  • Traveler's diarrhea prevention
  • Altitude sickness prevention/management
  • Information on global outbreaks and health hazards

Allegheny Health Network and its partners have been helping travelers and their physicians with immunizations, travel advisories and health information for many years. We are familiar with vaccination strategies, new medications for prevention and treatment of tropical diseases, and we maintain a database of up-to-date recommendations for international travel. We are also a state-certified yellow fever vaccination site.

We can help coordinate a health maintenance program for your travel plans as well as provide immunizations and preventative measures for:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Meningococcus
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Polio
  • Malaria
  • Travelers’ Diarrhea
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus

Scheduling an assessment
To provide optimal preventative measures, travelers should be evaluated up to several months prior to departure. We would appreciate having health information regarding prior immunizations, active illnesses, medication and allergies sent in advance of your visit to assist in our evaluation. All recommendations and plans will be coordinated with your physician.

Find out more about this specialty at a location near you.