The Travel Clinic.

John D. Wilson, M.D.
1200 Hilyard St., Ste. 560
Eugene, Oregon 97401 USA
fax 541.485.7702

Dear Traveler,

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:

  1. The completed Registration Form (and your travel itinerary if possible).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (deposit prices).
  4. 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.
  5. 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, 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 injections.

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.

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  John D. Wilson, M.D. 1999-2018; Last Update 2/26/2018