Travel Medicine Services
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 preventive 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.
Located within UAB Hospital-Highlands, 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 Medicine provides proper pre-travel vaccinations and medication for self-treatment while abroad, as well as detailed educational materials on staying healthy when far away from home. The clinic offers evaluations for patients who become ill during or after travel, and we maintain a full laboratory to detect and provide treatment for possible tropical diseases.
To schedule a new or current patient appointment, please call 205-996-8728. If you have been seen in the UAB Travelers Health Clinic before, you may contact us after hours at (205) 934-3411. If your illness is severe, please either call 911 or visit a hospital emergency department.
Our Services Include:
- Highly individualized travel consultation
- Malaria chemoprophylaxis when indicated
- All immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization
- All vaccines in stock at the initial appointment
- Medication for self-treatment of travelers’ diarrhea
- Detailed educational materials on staying healthy abroad
- Evaluation for patients who become ill during or after travel
- A full parasitology laboratory with same-day results for routine lab tests and malaria smear
- Specialized test results available from reference laboratories in one to two weeks
- Educational materials about vaccines, prescriptions, and the do’s and don’ts of health traveling
The UAB Travelers Health Clinic offers same-week appointments for imminent departures, and all vaccines are stocked on site for immediate administration at the time of the appointment, by a highly skilled staff that administers thousands of vaccines per year. Other practices or pharmacies may require return visits before vaccines are provided.
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. Our physicians stay up to date on the latest research and on changing disease patterns to provide the best care possible. Because our physicians take leadership roles in professional medical societies and author textbooks that are teaching the travel medicine physicians of tomorrow, they are nationally and internationally renowned for their care.
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials
True or False: High blood pressure drugs add to COVID-19 complications or risk.
Are facial coverings other than traditional masks (gaiters, bandanas, etc.) effective?
Does a PM 2.5 filter help with coronavirus?
Is it safe to wear a mask while participating in low-impact exercise indoors?
Does the flu vaccine interfere with the body's ability to fight off coronavirus?