A STAMARIL Center
John D. Wilson, M.D.
1200 Hilyard St., Ste. 560
Eugene, Oregon 97401 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 (and your travel itinerary if possible).
- ALL AVAILABLE 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). Do this
far in advance of your appointment. Especially important are
copies of records of vaccines received as an adult, in the last
10 years, or given for previous overseas trip. Investing
time and energy in this task now will save you frustration
later. The importance of having immunization records which are
as complete as possible cannot be exaggerated.
- 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 up
to $300 for most trips and may be higher for some. Please see
also the List of Services
- We will need copies of both sides 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
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, many 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 48 hours
(two business days) in advance.