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Travel Clinic

As part of your vacation planning, visit a destination that's close to home in Cleveland. Stop by MetroHealth's Travel Clinic. Our highly qualified travel medicine experts will help you safely see the world, whether you're planning an African safari, an adventure in Latin America or a mountain trek in the Himalayas.

To make an appointment, call 216-778-8305. Please note that insurance is not accepted, and payment is due at the time of the visit. If possible, plan your Travel Clinic appointment four to six weeks before your trip. Some vaccinations are given in a series, and it may take time to build up your immunity.

Travel medicine expertise you can trust

Over the years, our Travel Clinic has helped thousands of people prepare for trips around the world. Our clinic is led by clinicians with extensive experience and qualifications, including doctors who are board-certified in infectious disease. Our team members also hold certifications from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and some conduct infectious disease research around the world in countries such as Egypt, China and Kenya.

Getting vaccines before traveling

Vaccinations offered at our Travel Clinic include:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

At your appointment, we will discuss your destination and other important details of your journey. This discussion will help you understand the dangers of getting an infectious disease overseas and which medications and vaccines will be right for you. You may need to guard against insect-borne diseases such as Zika, or you may need to receive medications that can help prevent malaria.

If your itinerary includes climbing, hiking or other high-altitude adventures, you may want to ask about medication to prevent acute mountain sickness. A prescription for anti-diarrheal medication can also be obtained.