Making a Travel Medicine Appointment
When to Schedule an Appointment
Some travel immunizations need to be given a month before departure. In order to ensure we can book your visit at a time and location that are convenient for you, it is ideal to call two months before your planned departure. We will also arrange appointments and immunizations for last minute travelers, although short notice may not permit full immunization for some destinations.
How to Schedule an Appointment with the Travel Medicine Department
To schedule an appointment with a Travel Medicine clinician, please call our office at 617-421-2194, Mon – Fri from 8:30am - 5:00pm. You can also fill out an intake form and fax it to 617-421-2192. (You should expect to hear back from our office within two business days.)
If you are not an Atrius Health patient and would like to book an appointment, please check with your health insurance plan* and obtain a copy of your immunization history if possible. Once these are available, please call our office set up an appointment.
When you call to schedule an appointment, our office will conduct a preliminary phone interview to collect your destination information, as well as a basic health and immunization history. Once we have obtained your information, we will schedule a visit at the Atrius Health site most convenient for you. If your health insurance plan requires it, your primary care clinician’s referral must be faxed to our office prior to your appointment.
*Please Note: It is best to check with your insurance provider prior to your scheduled appointment to confirm that your plan covers travel medicine services. Make sure to ask if “Travel Medicine Counseling, Immunizations, and medications are a covered benefit”.