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Travel Medicine

Airplane TravelEach 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.

Travel Health Passport

“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.

Employer Health ServicesGuilford County
Cone Health Employer Health Services
200 E. Northwood St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336.832.3600

MedCenter KernersvilleForsyth County
Cone Health MedCenter Kernersville
1635 NC 66 South, Suite 145
Kernersville, NC 27284
336.992.5900

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:

Dr. Mary Ruth Hunt with patient
  • 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

Mary Ruth HuntUsing 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.



Resources


Other excellent travel medicine resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. These agencies, however, provide only general information for travel to a particular country.

Want more information?  Visit our searchable medical resources.

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