Each year millions of Americans travel to countries where diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, hepatitis A and B and typhoid fever are common. Many travelers are unaware of the health risks related to traveling in a foreign country. Cone Health provides a full array of vaccinations and information on destination-specific travel precautions, diagnosis and treatment of travel-related diseases and assistance to the traveler with chronic illness.
What is Travel Medicine?
Travel outside the United States can prompt the creation of new experiences to treasure for a lifetime. That same memory-making trip can also mean encountering a range of health risks that demand some preparation.
“What shots do I need?” is not the only question you need answered to prepare for your trip. A travel medicine expert can review your specific trip itinerary and consider your personal medical and vaccination history. A visit to Cone Health’s Travel Medicine experts can provide the personal service needed to prepare you for a healthy trip. The optimal time for vaccination is two to four weeks before travel. However, last minute immunization is always better than none.
Types of Vaccines Available
Get an Appointment
Cone Health’s Travel Medicine services offers appointments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We have two locations to meet your travel medicine needs.
Cone Health Employer Health Services
200 E. Northwood St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Cone Health MedCenter Kernersville
1635 NC 66 South, Suite 145
Kernersville, NC 27284
The ideal time for a travel consultation and vaccination is two to four weeks before travel. However, last-minute travelers are encouraged to consult with our physicians.
We accept cash, check or MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards
Benefits of Using Cone Health Travel Medicine
Using Cone Health’s Travel Medicine services means:
- Easy access to our on-staff, board-certified Occupational Health physician.
- Using the area’s only Yellow Fever Official Vaccination Site Certified by the CDC.
- Group accommodations for travel with churches, missionary work and business.
- Having a single source for the most recent travel health information.
- Getting a pre-travel consultation focusing on prevention.
- Knowing you have received the immunizations required and recommended for your foreign travel.
Expertise on Staff
Using Cone Health’s Travel Medicine services means easy access to one of the area’s only board-certified occupational health physicians, Dr. Mary Ruth Hunt. With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Hunt earned her medical degree from East Carolina University and completed a fellowship in Occupational Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.