Planning to travel abroad soon? Put the International Travel Health Services (ITHS) at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital first on your itinerary.
At ITHS, we are able to serve the needs of business or leisure travelers, whether they are individuals, families or groups.
Our travel health center provides comprehensive education and immunization services to enhance your travel experience while maintaining good health. We are staffed by physicians who have access to current information on the local conditions and requirements worldwide. At the same time, we offer practical, hands-on experience in dealing with medical conditions typically not found in the United States.
ITHS offers the following services:
- Pre-travel consultation and education for specific itinerary
- Travel health risk assessment
- Administration of necessary immunizations, including yellow-fever vaccination
- Safety information for prevention of travel-related disease and injury
- Pediatrics consultation
- International certificates and other documents required for travel
ITHS offers an extensive variety of travel vaccines including:
- *Nationwide shortage of YF-Vaccine. For additional information please check out our travel resources.
Preparing for an Appointment:
Plan ahead! All consultations are by appointment only. Please schedule appointments well in advance of your anticipated travel. Vaccinations are an important part of preparing for a healthy and safe travel overseas. Their requirements vary depending on your health & immunization history, exact destination and length of stay. Some vaccines need to be administered in a series over a period of time. Begin inoculation procedures as soon as possible.
To request an appointment please call ITHS at 410-554-6462.
You will be asked to complete a Travel Health Questionnaire before your appointment. You are advised to bring your immunization records, if available.
An informed traveler is a safer traveler. Below is a list of additional online resources and travel information to keep you safe and healthy during your travels.
Yellow Fever Vaccination (YF-Vax) Shortage: The manufacturer of YF-Vax, Sanofi Pasteur, has announced a shortage of YF-Vax that will begin in mid-2017 and last until mid-2018. Because of this shortage, the manufacturer has worked with the CDC to make an alternative yellow fever vaccine, Stamaril, available at select locations until YF-Vax supply returns in mid-2018. Please click the link to find locations of a Stamaril clinic in your area.
Embassies & Consulates
The U.S. Department of State's Country Specific Information provides entry and exit requirements for US citizens traveling abroad. Information regarding foreign embassies and consulates in the U.S & abroad can be found here.
The US State Department administers, Consular Information Program, monitors conditions abroad that may affect the safety and security of travelers around the world and issues the following kinds of travel advisories:
Travel Warnings: The strongest warning; issued when the State Department decides to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.
Travel Alerts: Warnings about short-term conditions that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. These could include natural disasters, a risk of terrorist attacks, or epidemics.
The Department of State website also has information about emergency assistance
We strongly recommend enrolling your trip with the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This enables the State Department can contact you with any updates regarding events that may affect your safety during travel abroad or help your family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency if they cannot reach you directly.
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To request an appointment: 410-554-6462
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
33rd Street Professional Bldg, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218