Travel Clinics of America is your best choice for receiving high-quality pre-travel care, sound travel advice, and peace of mind.

Traveling with Chronic Disease

If you have a chronic illness, such as diabetes, emphysema, or cancer, it may add challenges to your travel. Advance planning is the key to a successful trip.


Coordinate care with your primary doctor and specialists


  • See your primary physician and specialists well in advance of your trip to discuss how travel may affect your condition. Discuss how to handle emergencies and have written plans. Travel Clinics of America physicians can help coordinate your care for diseases such as Crohn’s, asthma, cancer, diabetes, and COPD.
  • Ask your physicians to provide you with copies of recent EKG, laboratory, and x-ray results to bring on your trip.
  • Bring the names, phones, and fax numbers of all your treating physicians.


Prepare for travel


  • Schedule an appointment with a Travel Clinics of America physician as soon as you know your travel plans. You may need additional health and travel shots and some of the travel immunizations may be contraindicated, especially if you are immunocompromised.
  • Bring extra medication with you in case you are unexpectedly delayed on your trip. Medications purchased abroad may not meet U.S. standards.
  • Pack all medications and supplies in your carry-on luggage and bring copies of your prescriptions.
  • Consider wearing a Medical Alert bracelet.
  • Bring a first aid kit packed with over the counter medications approved by your physician.


Medical care abroad


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