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Published on August 16, 2013

Cone Health Opens Second Clinic for International Travelers


Cone Health has opened a second clinic for people planning to travel abroad. 

“Travel preparation usually focuses on what to bring, who will take care of the pets, etc. and we overlook one of the most important parts of travel -- how to prevent illnesses,” says Dr. Robert Comer of the new Regional Center for Infectious Disease Travel Clinic. “Our focus is to keep you well by providing country-specific information on disease outbreaks and safety issues in addition to the necessary pre-travel immunizations.”

The Regional Center for Infectious Disease Travel Clinic focuses on preparing people to travel abroad for work, school, mission trips and vacations. It also includes travel by foreign nationals who call the Triad home and occasionally visit their country of origin. This clinic is staffed by infectious disease physicians who have specialty training in travel medicine and global health. They have experience working internationally in Peru, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, India and Uganda.

The Regional Center for Infectious Disease Travel Clinic complements the travel medicine services offered at Cone Health Employer Health Services at 200 E. Northwood St. Both clinics provide vaccinations as well as information for preventing illness while traveling, such as tips on what to eat and what to avoid.

The services are offered in the Regional Center for Infectious Disease offices in the Wendover Medical Clinic at 301 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. The Clinic can be reached by calling 832-3278.