Travelers Health Clinic
The UAB Travelers’ Health Clinic is the largest of its kind in the state of Alabama and houses the department of Travel Medicine, which focuses on the needs of travelers, particularly those who travel outside the country. Our highly experienced and specialized physicians are here to assess and treat exotic diseases and provide you with the best preventative measures when traveling abroad, including all immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. UAB is a widely recognized leader in tropical medicine and international health, so you can be assured you are receiving the best care for your travel needs.
UAB Travel Medicine is comprised of physicians specializing in infectious diseases and travel medicine. Each patient receives a highly individualized pre- and post-travel consultation with a specialized physician, while obtaining the most up-to-date pre-travel medical preparation. Additionally, UAB provides detailed educational materials on staying healthy abroad, and proper pre-travel vaccinations and medication for self-treatment while abroad. The UAB Travelers’ Health Clinic has a full parasitology laboratory to detect and provide treatment for outpatients and inpatients with possible tropical or parasitic diseases.
- Highly individualized pre- and post-travel consultation directly with an experienced, specialized physician
- Malaria chemoprophylaxis when indicated
- All immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization
- Medication for self-treatment of travelers’ diarrhea
- Detailed educational materials on staying healthy abroad
- 24-hour on-call service for patients who become ill during or after travel
- A full parasitology laboratory
Why Choose UAB?
Same week appointments are available for imminent departures and all vaccines are stocked on site for immediate administration at the time of the appointment. Other practices or pharmacies may require return visits for actual vaccine administration. With 24-hour on-call services, patients will receive pre- and post-travel care from a specialist in the Travel Medicine field. The UAB Travelers’ Heath Clinic houses a full parasitology laboratory, all immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and a highly skilled medical staff who administer thousands of vaccines per year
Specialists within UAB Travel Medicine are highly skilled experts certified by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and maintain familiarity with exotic diseases in 219 different countries. They are at the forefront of the latest research and stay up to date on the changing disease patterns to provide the best care possible. UAB is a member of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global electronic network of clinics funded by the CDC that tracks changes in disease patterns worldwide, and maintains the largest database of ill travelers available.
Because our physicians take leadership roles in professional medical societies and author textbooks that are teaching Travel Medicine physicians of tomorrow, they are nationally and internationally renowned for their care.
Pre-Travel Patients: Please bring complete details of previously received vaccinations and detailed trip itinerary.
The UAB Travelers’ Health Clinic is located at UAB Hospital - Highlands in Suite 502 To make an appointment, call UAB HealthFinder at 1-800-UAB-8816.
For after-hours emergencies, call (205) 934-3411
UAB Travelers’ Health Clinic
1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 502
Birmingham, Al 35205