John D. Wilson, M.D.
1200 Hilyard St. Ste. 560
mailing address: POB 5337
Eugene, Oregon 97405 USA
It is relatively easy to decrease your risk for illness
as you travel abroad, and it can be done at a reasonable cost. You will likely
find preventive measures useful if you travel to Mexico, Central or South
America, Southern or Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, or Oceania. For some trips,
it would be best to begin your evaluation at least 4 weeks before departure (6
weeks is better, especially for more complex trips or for groups), though we can
often give useful advice or treatment up to the time of departure. Please look
over the enclosed materials, and call for an appointment for your consultation
well in advance of your departure.
Please bring the following with you when you see us in the office:
- The completed Registration
Form form (and your travel itinerary if possible).
- Any immunization records you have or can
obtain from previous doctors, etc. (You can phone the providers' medical
records department to request that they fax immunization records to us at
541.485.7702). Especially important are copies of records of vaccines
received as an adult, in the last 10 years, or given for previous overseas
- A deposit payment for your consultation and
other services by cash, check or any credit or debit card. The deposit for a
comprehensive evaluation by our physician is $90 for one or $60 each if two
or more of you come in together and have the same itinerary. The usual range
is $90. to $300. for most trips and may be higher for some. Please see also
the List of Services.
- We will need copies of each side of your
insurance card(s) if you want us to bill your insurance. We will bill on
your behalf and if your insurance reimburses for an item, we will be able to
send your deposit on that item back to you.
- After you have made your appointment, please
complete both pages of the Registration Form
BEFORE you arrive for your appointment. Using this system (website,
handouts and consultation) should maximize your understanding and minimize
your costs. Your visit will probably take at least 60 to 90 minutes, and could take up to 2 hours or more for those taking
their first trip to the developing world or those with complex situations.
Some vaccines are not compatible with others. Please
note that doses of some vaccines be separated by at least a month. For this
reason, it is wise to receive your travel consultation and have a plan prior to
potentially receiving any other vaccines from any other providers, particularly
if your travel dates are imminent.
During your appointment, if you decide that this approach is not for you, you
may leave at any time taking only what you brought to the office.
We collect a deposit at time of service. If you have managed care insurance,
consider asking your primary doctor for a referral well in advance of your visit
with us. Unfortunately, some medical insurance contracts specify that services
related to overseas travel will not be reimbursed. We will provide an itemized
receipt at the time of your visit, and will bill your insurance company at
customary rates if we have a copy of your insurance card. If payment is made to
us on any item by your insurance company, we will refund up to the amount of the
deposit for each item. You may wish to review our
Financial Policy in more detail in the office or on this website.
If antimalarials are not covered by your insurance (or sometimes even if they
are), we may be able to supply the malaria prevention needs for travelers we see
at a lower cost than elsewhere. Manufacturers control the distribution and cost
of these biologicals; availability and cost to us (and you) depend on the
manufacturer; our prices are subject to change without notice.
You may wish to wear a short-sleeved shirt or blouse if you expect to receive
Thank you for considering us as your travel service provider. We look forward to
hearing from you. Please see "Hours, location, map and
directions" on this website.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours