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Travel Medicine

Johns Hopkins Travel Health Program


Your consultation: We will review your health history and travel plans with you and complete a risk assessment based upon these factors. You will receive prevention recommendations which may include CDC-recommended immunizations, personal prevention behaviors and medications to prevent illness or to self -treat in the event of illness while traveling. This service is only available to adults 18yrs and older. Pediatrics are not seen thru the Travel Health Program.

  • Malaria Prevention Malaria prevention will be reviewed and will include, but not be limited to, a prescription for malaria prophylaxis for travel to risk areas. Medication choices will be discussed.
  • Travelers' Diarrhea A prescription for diarrhea self-treatment, should you need it while traveling, will be provided. Azithromycin is the most commonly used medication for this.
  • Other Prevention Medications Acute mountain sickness prevention, for example, will be discussed with some travelers based on planned activities while traveling.
  • Your travel health specialist will address any questions you might have.
  • You will receive printed information during your visit including country-specific information and general prevention and:
    • A CDC-WHO International Certification of Vaccination documenting vaccines received here and prior vaccines (if you have documentation). There is a charge for replacement lost cards.
    • Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS) per Federal Law. Please read them and ask questions prior to receiving immunizations.
  • Please note we are a consultative service. We do not provide immunizations independently of pre-travel office visits.


Insurance is not accepted. Most companies do not cover travel related visits or vaccines. Payment by credit card, debit card, or flexible spending account only is collected at time of service UNLESS there is an existing contract or similar arrangement with your sponsoring organization. Review fees before you receive immunizations. You will be referred back to your primary provider for any routine immunizations in need of updating.


The Travel Health Program is happy to assist you and your primary care provider to arrange an outpatient REFERRAL visit with the Tropical Medicine Ambulatory Consultation Service, a clinical service of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Please call 410.955.8931 for assistance. Check with your insurance provider to see if this service is covered.


Johns Hopkins Travel Health Program Faculty and Staff

Noreen A. Hynes, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Director, Johns Hopkins Travel Health Program and Travel Health Specialist

Megan Reller, MD, MPH
Travel Health Specialist
Karla Alwood, CRNP
Travel Health Specialist

Shone Sterner
Clinical Program Coordinator

Telephone: (410) 955-8931
Fax: (410) 614-2301



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