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Be prepared with immunizations and advice

ADC Travel Clinic nurse Crystal Cherico shares good travel advice with KXAN’s Erin Cargile.   Those individuals who plan international voyages for Spring Break, mission strips, study abroad or vacation should visit the Travel Clinic for immunizations and advice on how to stay healthy.  Nurses can notify patients of outbreak areas, which foods to avoid and even help put together a kit with 10 items every traveler should have.  Although patients are advised to come in four to six weeks prior to leaving for their destination, Crystal says it’s never too late to get your immunizations.  These appointments, including education, are typically 45 minutes long.

Patients often ask if we take insurance.

There are many different types of insurance plans available, so it’s hard to generalize. The best way to verify vaccine coverage is to call the number listed on your insurance card and ask them if travel vaccines and routine vaccines are covered under you plan. All of our vaccines are coded as preventative care.

Our Travel Clinic contracts with several major insurance carriers, and we can submit your claim if we contract with your carrier. You will be responsible for any charges declined by insurance. If we are not contracted with your carrier, you will receive an itemized receipt when you check out that contains the codes you will need to file for reimbursement directly.

For more information about staying healthy while you travel, visit ADclinic.com/travel

Travel Clinic Kit

 

Resources:

CDC.gov

 

Comments

  1. Awesome post.