Travel Medicine Program
When visiting international locations, you may be exposed to diseases rarely seen in the United States. Some preparation in advance can make traveling safe and enjoyable.
The Travel Medicine Program at MetroWest Medical Center offers comprehensive services that include everything from immunizations and necessary documentation to medical attention following your return home, if needed.
The Travel Medicine Program at MetroWest Medical Center offers personalized consultations with specialists who are experts in travel-related health issues and diseases. These accomplished professionals are able to discuss health and safety concerns associated with virtually every destination in the world. They can address any concerns you have about your trip and provide you with all the information you need to make your journey a safe and healthy one.
Your pre-travel consultation will provide you with valuable information and include a personal risk assessment tailored to your medical history, your destination, and the specific details of your travel itinerary. Our staff will cover everything from the beverages and foods you should avoid during your trip to how you can access medical care if you should need it while away from home.
Immunizations are often either required or recommended when traveling to many foreign destinations. Some of the diseases requiring immunization or preventive measures include Yellow Fever, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Meningitis, Malaria, Rabies, and Measles.
The Travel Program at MetroWest Medical Center provides a complete range of vaccines administered by qualified, experienced professionals. Many vaccines must be administered at least 30 days prior to travel, and some immunization procedures must be initiated 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel.
Our staff has extensive expertise and advanced training in tropical and infectious diseases, as well as other travel associated health issues. These specialists are dedicated to reducing the potential health risks related to global travel. They are committed to doing everything possible to ensure that you enjoy a positive international travel experience. Thomas L. Treadwell, MD, board-certified in infectious disease and recognized as a leader in the field, heads the team.
The Travel Program at MetroWest Medical Center has a long history of treating travelers who return home with travel-related illnesses. Post-travel consultations are available even if you have not visited the clinic in advance of your trip.
Although the Travel Program at MetroWest Medical Center participates with most health care plans, we recommend that you contact your insurance company prior to visiting us to determine whether your plan covers preventive services. Referrals may also be required.
Making an Appointment
Travel consultations and immunization visits are by appointment only. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule. Please make your first appointment with enough time to complete the immunization process, keeping in mind that some procedures must be initiated 6 to 8 weeks prior to travel.
The Travel Medicine Program is open Monday through Friday by appointment only.
For more information about the Travel Medicine Program at MetroWest Medical Center, please call 508-383-1473.
The Travel Medicine Program is located on the ground floor of Framingham Union Hospital, in the Ambulatory Care area which is immediately to your left as you walk in the lobby.
Download the Travel Medicine Health Assessment here.
The Travel Clinic Phone number is: 508-383-1473
The Travel Clinic Fax number is 508-383-1539
Please check with your insurance to make sure that immunizations and consultations are covered.