Specialists and Care Centers

Malaria and Other Travel-Related Infections Specialists and Care Centers

Our Travel Medicine team provides expert advice from specialists* who are board-certified in infectious diseases and have the latest news on global health conditions. Our experienced clinical staff includes registered nurses with special training and expertise in travel medicine. They provide useful information based on experience and access to extensive travel health databases.

Using guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our specially trained staff helps travelers of all ages prepare for and enjoy a safe and healthy journey. The Travel Medicine team will tailor services specifically to your current health, the countries you’ll visit and the activities you hope to enjoy while you’re away from home.

We provide vaccinations against infectious diseases that are still prevalent in developing or tropical countries. Once the appropriate immunizations have been administered, travelers are given a Certificate of Vaccination, which is necessary for entry into many foreign countries.

We also offer detailed information about precautions to take to stay healthy while you’re away. Services include:

  • Food/water precautions: Familiarize yourself with foods and beverages to avoid, as well as medications to pack that might not be readily available when you travel overseas.
  • Insect precautions: Learn how to protect yourself from the many insect-borne diseases still prevalent abroad.
  • Country-specific information: Get travel alerts, crime information, embassy locations and resources for medical care in the countries you’ll be visiting.
  • Specific health conditions: Learn what special precautions you need to take with conditions such as diabetes, pregnancy, and heart or lung conditions.
  • Traveling with children: Get tips for safe travel, items to bring from home and activities to avoid, such as swimming in fresh water or visiting farms.

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.