About Travel Medicine
Planning a trip is difficult enough without having to worry about getting sick. If you've ever suffered an illness far from the comforts of home, you know how important it is to try to minimize the health risks of traveling abroad. But obtaining accurate and current information is not always easy. How can you make sure you get the right shots or medications? Which countries require special travel certification? Where can you find up-to-date health information about the areas you'll be visiting?
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is a leading authority on health risks throughout the world. The travel clinics minimize a traveler's risk of contracting travel illnesses, which could escalate into major medical emergencies. The clinics have been at the forefront of travel medicine, serving as a centralized clearinghouses of travel information and health-related services.
The clinics provides medical advice and information for international travelers, offers appropriate preventative care prior to departure and helps returning travelers evaluate medical problems acquired while abroad.
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