Travel Health Services

Travel to exotic locales brings extraordinary benefits — and adventure. But it can also expose you to serious diseases that may threaten your health. Zika virus, typhoid, malaria, and yellow fever, to name a few. 

To reduce your chances of illness while abroad, schedule an in-person consultation with an RVNAhealth travel health nurse prior to your departure. Consultations include: itinerary-specific health advice; discussion and administration of immunizations; safe food/water practices; and other recommendations to protect yourself – including insect precautions or environmental considerations.

Travel consultations are available at the RVNAhealth Center for Exceptional Care, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT. 

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, complete the Travel Consult Form.  Once we receive your completed form, we will reach out to you to schedule.

Not sure if you need a consult or have questions?
Feel free to give us a call at (203) 438-5555 ext.1090 or email BeWELL@rvnahealth.org
RVNAhealth can administer the following commonly-needed travel vaccinations:

RVNAhealth Travel Health Clinic is not able to bill to insurance. Payment is accepted via check or credit card. You will be given an itemized receipt with insurance diagnosis codes, which you can use to attempt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if you chose to do so. 

The Consultation Fee is $100 for one person. If there are additional people, going on the same trip, that join the same appointment, the consult fee is $25 for each additional person. Vaccines are an additional fee, not included in the consult, click here to see our Vaccine Price List.

Note: The Consultation Fee is non-refundable. Travel restrictions and guidance are constantly changing and our nurse starts researching your trip as soon as the appointment is scheduled.  Once you schedule an appointment your credit card will be charged the Consultation Fee. Any vaccines that are needed will be billed on the day of your appointment, after the vaccines have been administered.

It takes at least two weeks to build full immunity from the vaccines. Additionally some vaccines require multiple doses over a period of time. Ideally, appointments take place four to six weeks before travel, but consultations for the last-minute traveler are still advised.

Yes, Appointments are required for travel vaccines and consultations. Please call for more information.

A consultation is required to prescribe Malaria preventative, Traveler’s Diarrhea and Altitude Sickness medications. All other vaccines are available with a prescription from your doctor. If you have questions on whether you need to schedule a consultation, please call us at 203.438.5555.

In order for us to provide the best care for you, it is important that you bring the following to your Consultation:

  • List of medications/supplements you are taking
  • Trip itinerary (in order of stops)
  • Immunization records

Although I’ve been to quite a few countries for work, the practical tips we received for travel in Africa (including specific CDC recommendations for Tanzania) and having the immunizations on hand that we needed was very useful. We also received prescriptions for malaria pills and medicine to have in case of stomach trouble and even a good recommendation for a combined sun block/mosquito repellent which worked very well on our trip. Thanks to the RVNAhealth staff for all their great assistance!”

P. Yellen, Ridgefield CT

To schedule a Travel Consultation or inquire about a particular need, please call RVNAhealth at (203) 438-5555 or contact us ››