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Kansas City's Most Trusted

Destination For Travel Health

The area’s FIRST Travel Health Clinic is owned and operated by
one of Kansas City’s most respected Board Certified physicians.

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Travel Health Information

Up to date to Keep You Safe

The Travel and Immunization Clinic’s highly trained Nursing staff
is knowledgeable about the most current health risks and the necessary
precautions to follow when visiting any destination around the globe.

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Superior Customer Service

For All Your Travel Health Needs

As a testament to our client trust, we have served this community for 30 years
with the expertise, knowledge and go-the-extra mile attitude of customer service
that travelers need and appreciate.

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As the ONLY locally physician owned and supervised Travel Medicine practice in our area, the Travel and Immunization Clinic excels in travel health knowledge and professionalism. Being locally owned helps direct our dedication and service to clients throughout the Kansas City region.

During your visit to our clinic, we determine your risk for possible illness during your travel. We review your medical history and discuss your specific itinerary. Using that information and our extensive travel health knowledge and resources, we then determine which vaccines and travel related medications you would benefit from in order to prevent and treat any travel illnesses that you may encounter.

In order to provide the most accurate advice and counseling, we compile information from the CDC, the World Health Organization and country-based Ministers of Health, all of which is updated daily. We then tailor this information to the individual’s itinerary and health status, thus ensuring the traveler receives the most appropriate and specific care possible.

The Travel and Immunization Clinic has proudly served a broad spectrum of travelers in the Kansas City community for over thirty years. With our experience and expertise in the field of Travel Medicine and with our personalized client services, our clinic is recognized as the region’s foremost authority in the field of travel health.

The Travel and Immunization Clinic is the TRUSTED ONE STOP DESTINATION for all of your travel health needs.

We offer the widest variety of travel vaccines available in the Kansas City metropolitan area at prices that are lower than most other vaccine providers.

Our physician owned and managed clinic has been serving clients in the Kansas City area since 1986. Dr. Stephen Scherer, MD, the clinic’s medical director since 2001, has practiced as an Internal Medicine specialist for over 25 years in this community. The Travel and Immunization Clinic’s primary mission is to protect clients from the health risks associated with international travel. Dr. Scherer and his team of specialized travel medicine RNs comprise the region’s most respected and trusted travel health clinic. We serve leisure travelers, business travelers, mission groups, disaster aid workers, adventure travelers, students studying abroad and others who wish to protect their health during any worldwide journey.

The Travel and Immunization Clinic is conveniently located on the southeast corner of I-435 and Roe Avenue in Overland Park at 4550 West 109th Street. This location allows easy access from anywhere in the Kansas City area.

Why choose the Travel and Immunization Clinic?

You may ask, “Why do I need to visit the Travel and Immunization Clinic when I could go to my own doctor to get my shots?”

The answer is simple: Most family doctors are not as experienced or equipped with the detailed knowledge necessary to make accurate travel health recommendations as is our team of travel specialists at The Travel and Immunization Clinic. Travel medicine is a complex field and has now become a true medical specialty. Travel medicine is performed best by those who practice that specialty exclusively. In addition, your primary care physician will not have all of the exotic vaccines required to prevent travel illnesses such as Typhoid fever, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, polio or rabies.

Travel Consultations

A comprehensive assessment gathers specific information regarding:

  • Personal health history
  • Prior immunizations
  • Prior travel
  • Current Travel itinerary
  • Climate and altitude at your destinations
  • Travel and lodging conditions
  • Seasonal disease-bearing insect activity
  • Rural vs. urban location of planned activities and excursions

This information then allows us to provide advice about the necessary immunizations, medications and travel products that will be helpful in ensuring a healthy trip.

In addition to the verbal information provided during your office consultation, each traveler will receive printed fact sheets containing the most current status of active health risks, basic country facts and U.S. State Department advisories and helpful contact information for each destination on the itinerary. We will also provide you with vaccination documentation certifications and special exemption letters as appropriate.

Immunizations, Prescriptions & Lab Tests

During your office visit, the clinic staff will provide the recommend vaccinations and prescriptions for any necessary travel related medications. All vaccines for routine preventative health needs as well as those necessary for international travel health—even exotic ones such as polio, typhoid, Yellow Fever Japanese Encephalitis, and rabies vaccines—are available in our office. See our full list of vaccines here.

It is often appropriate to prescribe preventative and/or treatment medications for altitude illness, motion sickness, malaria, traveler’s diarrhea, jet lag and traveler’s insomnia. With both physician and R.N. members on our staff, our clinic is able to write prescriptions during your office visit—unlike the local Health Department clinics, which do not have a physician available to write medication prescriptions. When appropriate, our physician can also order and interpret any necessary lab and x-ray testing.

Travel products and supplies

For your convenience, our clinic provides on-site many essential travel products for all your travel health needs. All items have been selected and approved by the clinic’s medical director, a board certified Internal Medicine physician, and by the International Society of Travel Medicine. See a list of our travel related products.

College-bound students & International Aid Workers

Students can obtain meningitis vaccinations and any other immunizations they may require for college entrance. A more comprehensive assessment and all necessary immunizations are available for the traveling disaster aid worker or students preparing to study abroad.

Safety and Political Advisories

As part of the pre-travel office visit, the travel health specialists will provide you with detailed printouts of active travel risks on a country specific basis.

Travel Insurance

Through the Travel and Immunization Clinic, you can apply for the appropriate travel insurance for your trip, to further protect your investment. We have partnered with MedexAssist to provide our clients with TravMed Abroad coverage.

For the traveler’s convenience, we carry travel health products that may be difficult to find elsewhere. These carefully selected, useful products are approved by the International Society of Travel Medicine and further enhance the traveler’s level of protection from disease.

  • Insect Repellent Lotion (skin)
  • Permethrin Spray (clothing and equipment)
  • Antimicrobial Wipes
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Oral Rehydration Salts
  • Travel Health Publications

We provide a full array of immunizations for both travelers and non-travelers, as well as routine, preventative vaccinations, screenings, and travel-related health consultations. Click any of the items below to learn more about the vaccines we administer at the Travel and Immunization Clinic.

 
 

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