TravelWell Center

Treatments and Services

Planning to travel abroad? Here's how to get immunizations, prescriptions, and advice that are tailored to your destination.

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Pre-travel Consultations and Vaccinations

Our mission is to help ensure that you remain safe and healthy during your international travels. Our providers have years of experience advising and providing vaccinations for those venturing abroad, whether for business, pleasure or service. For pre-travel consultations, we see adults and children.

Pre-travel consultation and vaccinations include:

  • An in-depth review of your itinerary and current health recommendations for the countries you plan on visiting
  • Advice on recommended and required vaccinations – Please note: Some vaccines may be required for entering certain countries
  • Prescriptions for self-treatment of select travel hazards, such as traveler's diarrhea, altitude sickness, or malaria, when appropriate
  • Consideration of any of your existing medical conditions that might affect your trip
  • Advice on avoiding injury, food- and water-borne illnesses, and animal and insect-borne infections.

Post-travel Sick Visits and Tropical Diseases Clinic

Whether or not you received a pre-travel consultation from us, if you are feeling unwell after your trip, please contact us.

Our physicians are recognized experts in tropical and travel-related infectious diseases and familiar with the diagnosis and management of conditions not often seen in the U.S. Our affiliation with Emory University Hospital and collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) give us access to the most advanced diagnostic testing available in the country.

Please note: If you are sick with a high fever after returning from a tropical area, always contact a physician immediately and inform him or her of your travel history

Some common travel-related and tropical disease we manage include:

  • Travelers’ diarrhea
  • Post-travel fevers, which can have many causes, including:
    • Malaria — This mosquito-borne infection is common in much of the tropical world and can be life-threatening in non-immune travelers (such as those living in the U.S., where the disease is not present)
    • Typhoid fever
    • Mosquito-borne viral illnesses such as dengue fever and chikungunya fever. Unfortunately, many of these infections are spreading to wider areas of the tropical world, including the Caribbean
  • Respiratory infections
  • Tropical skin conditions, including cutaneous leishmaniasis, boils caused by botflies or tumbu flies (myiasis), and creeping eruption (cutaneous larva migrans)
  • Gastrointestinal parasitic infections, including giardiasis, amoebic dysentery and helminthic (worm) infections

Hansen’s Disease

Our commitment to tropical diseases also includes the care of those with Hansen’s disease. We have been designated a satellite clinic of the National Hansen’s Disease Program and are able to provide care and medications free of charge to those with the disease.

Clinic Pre- and Post-travel Physical Exams

Many international programs require physical exams and testing prior to travel. We provide these services, as well as testing for various infections in travelers returning from a prolonged international trip and immigrants from other countries.


In most instances, required and recommended immunizations can be administered in one visit to TravelWell. However, some vaccinations involve a series of doses and therefore require multiple visits to complete.

Vaccine list:

  • Yellow Fever*
  • Typhoid (injection and oral forms are available)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Poliomyelitis (inactivated polio vaccine)*
  • Meningitis*
  • Rabies
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Influenza (seasonal)
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B Combination Vaccine
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

*May be required for certain itineraries.

´╗┐Refills & Vaccination Review (Current Patients)

For our established patients who have seen us for a pre-travel consultation in the past two years, we are happy to refill travel-related medications as needed or check to see if you are due for any booster shots. Please call us at 404-686-5885 to tell us about your upcoming trip as soon as possible. Note that you may need to come to our clinic if you need any booster shots, and new consultation might be necessary if you are going on a new itinerary or you have had significant changes in your health status.

For refills please have the following information handy:

  • Details of your itinerary (locations, dates, etc.)
  • Current medication list
  • Any changes in health status (allergies, pregnancy, new medical conditions, etc.)
  • Any changes in insurance policies
  • Your current pharmacy's address or phone number