Congratulations! You are one amazing healthcare provider who goes beyond the basics!
Scheduling a travel consult can be done in three easy steps.
1.Travel Clinics of America website has “find a clinic” locator where travelers will find your clinic.
2. A traveler will call the office and/or email you a request for an appointment.
3. A front office staff adds the patient to your schedule as a “travel consult”.
Here is the list of resources to help you with consultation! As Travel Clinics of America member, you can use the information below to structure a template in your electronic medical record to make your future travel consults easier and help save time on documentation.
1. Check out CDC TRAVEL SITE for most uptodate report to share with the traveler. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
2. Interview the patient:
A) Verify purpose of the trip, dates and activities.
B) Verify allergies, meds and contraindications to vaccines
3.Illnesses in Crowded areas: (Covid/Flu/Meningitis)
4. Food and Water Illnesses: (HepA, Typhoid and food poisoning)
5. Traveler’s Diarrhea:
A) Mild, moderate, severe
B) Treating with OTCs vs. Rxs
D) Diarrhea lasting more than 5 days
6. Vector Born Illnesses:
A) Insect Repellants handout
B) Disease specific patient handout if relevant (check out bonus library)
7. Malaria Prophylaxes:
A) signs and symptoms
8. Other conditions: jet lag, motion sickness, nausea, altitude illness
9. Animal Bites: discuss dog bites and/or Rabies risk
10. General advice:
A) register with state department
B) travel insurance
At Checkout please verify that the patient has:
Here is a list of handouts for the traveler! If you would like us to develop a handout that you don’t see below please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a useful resource to help you master the vaccines!
You can order vaccines though a vaccine purchasing group to save on the cost of the vaccines. Travel Clinics of America currently doesn’t have any contracts with vaccine manufacturers.
It has been our experience that many travelers call at the last minute, and even a one-day appointment delay can cause the traveler to go elsewhere. Therefore, we recommend routinely stocking the following vaccines:
Although travelers typically do not inquire on the availability of the routine vaccines, it may also be beneficial to keep in stock meningitis, tetanus (Tdap and Td), polio and MMR vaccines.
Alternatively, you can order most of the vaccines as the need arises. Expect vaccine shipments to arrive 24-72 hours after order placement.
Japanese encephalitis and rabies vaccines are expensive and are infrequently needed. Many physicians order these vaccines only when pre-paid by a traveler.
As a member, you are able to promote your clinic on the travel clinics of America website which has supreme search engine optimization.
Sanofi has announced that we will have an update for yellow fever ordering in summer 2021. We are actively working on offering the yellow fever expansion program to Travel Clinics of America members. We will keep you posted.
Yes you can. You can manually adjust the prices of the consult, vaccines and/or procedures at the checkout screen on the NoLaPro accounting website.
If you are offering travel consultations, you should ieally always have typhoid vaccine in stock.