400 8th St N
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 649-3333
Fax: 239-649-3386
 
Welcome to the Travelers Clinic of the Naples Medical Center. It is our honor and pleasure to serve you. The Traveler’s Clinic has been providing traveler’s with vaccines and advice for healthy travel since 1994 and providing immigration physical since 1998. We are a yellow fever vaccination center.
What is travel medicine ?

Travel medicine is a special interest of the various health needs of travelers. For most people this means pre-travel assessment of disease risks and providing immunizations, medications and information for healthy travel. Your health history, destination, purpose of travel, mode of travel, and duration of travel all play a part in the assessment. The clinic receives up-to-date health and security information based on current recommendations from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control &Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and US State Department. We have maps showing malaria zones and provide prophylactic medications against malaria if there is the potential for exposure. We also address general travel health concerns including travelers diarrhea, jet lag and altitude sickness. Travelers diarrhea is common depending on the country and mode of travel. It affects 30 -50 percent of travelers. The travel clinic can provide medications either preventative or as treatment of travelers diarrhea. You have spent considerable time and money on your trip. It would be terrible to have your trip ruined by diarrhea. Taking along medications to treat travelers diarrhea is a good insurance policy. If you need them, you will be glad you have them. If you don’t need them, great! Either way you win.

Another goal of the clinic is to prevent clients from receiving “required” vaccinations at a foreign airport or border and the potential for exposure to Hepatitis B or HIV from contaminated needles. A few countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination prior to entry if you are coming from a country know to have yellow fever. The Travelers Clinic providers vaccination and documentation on the “yellow card”, the International Certificate of Vaccination.

About Us:

The clinic provides vaccinations for travel and travel consultations since 1994.

Much of our recommendations are based on first hand travel experience.

HOURS
Regular Hours November 1 - April 30

Monday - Friday  8:30 AM to 5:30
Saturday  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays Closed

Summer Hours May 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sundays Closed

 
Location:
We are located on the ground floor of the Naples Medical Center-in the Walk-In Clinic on 8th St and 4th Ave North. (kitty corner from Naples Community Hospital)
Immunizations, Fees and Billing:

If you do not know what vaccines you need or require prescriptions (including anti- malarial medication), you will need a consultation with a physician. All visits require a brief review of your medical history.

Doctors Consultation: $75 per person. Includes a review of your medical history and itinerary: and prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis, travelers diarrhea, jet lag or insomnia, altitude illness, and motion sickness as your situation dictates.

Diphtheria-Tetanus-$30
Hepatitis A adult -$90
Hepatitis B adult-$90
Hepatitis B (peds)-$45
Influenza-$25
Japanese Encephalitis- special order
Measles, Mumps,Rubella(MMR)-$80
Meningococcus-$125
Pneumococcus-$35
Polio ( Injectable)-$50
Rabies (IM)-Special Order
Typhoid(Typhim Vi)
Varivax(chicken pox)-$110
Yellow Fever-$110
Prices are subject to change

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NOTE:Every effort is made to ensure these prices are accurate but vaccine costs vary and we reserve the right to change fees without notice. Furthermore, we make every effort to have all vaccines in stock, however, national shortages of vaccines occur from time to time and some vaccines may not be available.
BILLING:
The Payment is due at the time of service. We accept American Express, Discovery Card, Master Card , VISA, Cash or Check. Medicare and many individual policies do not cover travel vaccinations. Please check with your individual insurance company on your policies coverage. We will provide you with a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I need an immunization certificate for international travel? Most immunizations are not “required” for entry into a country, but are for your personal protection. A few countries require proof of yellow fever vaccination prior to entry if you are coming from a country know to have yellow fever. If you are traveling to or through South America or Africa you may require proof of vaccination against yellow fever. We are approved by the state to administer this vaccine and provide documentation on the “yellow card”, the International Certificate of Vaccination.
When should I be immunized?

One to two months prior to travel will give you adequate time to complete most vaccines. However, even if you are late in receiving vaccinations, there will be some protection depending on the type and nature of your exposure; therefore we recommend appropriate vaccinations even if they are late.

How do I protect myself from insect bites and the mosquito transmitted diseases malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever?

Take antimalarial medication as prescribed; obtain necessary vaccine against yellow fever and wear protective clothing and a good insect repellent containing DEET. Many disease carrying mosquitoes prefer to bite and feed at night. You can limit you exposure by limiting your outdoor activity between dusk and dawn and sleep in well screened areas or use bed netting if available.

Can I eat raw fruits and vegetables?
Eat only fruits and vegetables that you peel yourself or are cooked.
Other Sites:
National Center for Infectious Diseases CDC:
Government agency offering up-to-date traveler’s and immunization health information.
 
US State Department: Travel Warnings and Consular Information:
IMMIGRATION PHYSICALS
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:

The immigration physical is required for the process of citizenship. Specially designated doctors provide this examination and complete Form I-693. The INS requires that you be current with all the vaccines for your given age group Your vaccine history will be recorded on “Supplemental Form to I-693”. Both forms are placed in a sealed envelope and given to you for your interview with INS.

Guide lines have been established what elements are needed to complete the forms. You will be examined with emphasis on detecting communicable diseases. Blood tests for HIV and syphilis will be taken. A skin test for tuberculosis will be applied to the skin of your arm and read at the clinic in 2 - 3 days. A chest x-ray may be needed if your skin test is positive. Your written vaccine history will be reviewed (if available) and needed updates will be given. It usually takes 3 - 5 business days to complete the examination, tests and forms

FEES:
The basic examination covers the skin tests for tuberculosis, blood tests for syphilis and HIV virus, lab fee, and physical examination.
Chest x-ray and vaccine costs are additional.
 
Physical Examination: $291
(includes TB (tuberculin) skin test and required blood tests for syphilis and HIV)
 
Under 15 years of age: $150 (if blood tests not needed)
 
Chest X-ray: $97 (if required)
PPD : $25 (if required)
Vaccinations:

Cost vary depending on needs. Most adults between age 18 and 45 who have no documentation of previous vaccination require 3 vaccines: diphtheria/ tetanus; measles,mumps,rubella(MMR); and chicken pox(Varivax).

Vaccine and test costs vary from time to time and are reflected in the current fees. While rarely required, we reserve the right to change fees without further notice.

No appointment is necessary. Afternoons are typically less busy. Lab work is only done on weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM (need to check in before 4 PM) and Saturdays before 2 PM November through April.
Regular Hours November 1 - April 30

Monday - Friday  8:30 AM to 5:30
Saturday  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays Closed

Summer Hours May 1 - October 31

Monday - Friday  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sundays Closed

 
STEPS IN THE PROCESS
1) Registration: Information needs to be accurate and clear as this information will be used to fill out INS documents.
 
2) Physical Examination: Some brief questions will be asked relating to past medical history and symptoms. If you do not speak and understand English well, please bring an INTERPRETER to help. Blood pressure and vision tests will be done. Then you will be examined with special attention to evidence of infectious diseases. This will include examination of the female or male genitalia.
   
3) Lab tests will include a test for HIV (the “AIDS virus”) and RPR, a test for syphilis.
   
4) A skin test will be placed on your forearm and must be read in 48-72 hours, which means you must return to the clinic in 2-3 days for it to be read. If it is positive or you had a history of positive test in the past, a chest x-ray will be taken to ensure that the disease is not active.
   
5) Vaccines: The INS requires that you be current with all the vaccines for your given age group (see Table on back of brochure). A legible written document of your previous vaccines is required. As per INS instructions, “Self reported doses of vaccine without written documentation are not acceptable”. Many applicants do not have documents of previous vaccines and will require vaccination. For most adults this requires 2 or 3 vaccines, 1) diphtheria/tetanus, 2) measles / mumps / rubella , and 3) varicella (chicken pox). There are additional charges for these vaccines. Your vaccine history will be recorded on “Supplemental Form to I-693”. A copy will be placed in the sealed envelope and a copy given to you for your records. Some shots require a booster in 1 month and will be documented as such on the form.
 
6) INS Forms: After all the information is gathered, the quadruplicate Form I-693 can be completed. This will be signed by you and placed in a sealed envelope along with the vaccine form (Supplemental Form to I-693) . This envelope is to remain sealed until reviewed by an INS officer.
CHILDREN / ADOLESCENTS:
If you are 15 years of age or older, you will need testing for HIV and Syphilis (both blood tests) and tuberculosis (skin test and / or chest x-ray). If you are younger than 15, you may need a skin test.
SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
 
Q: What will the examination cost?
A: The basic examination fee quoted by the receptionists covers the skin tests for tuberculosis, blood tests for syphilis and HIV virus, lab fee, and physical examination. Chest x-ray and vaccine costs are additional and available on request. Vaccine and test costs vary from time to time and are reflected in the fees. While rarely required, we reserve the right to change fees if needed.
 
Q: What if I have a condition found on exam? Am I excluded from applying?
A: Depending on the abnormality, you may need treatment started or completed prior to final completion of all forms. You may be referred to the Health Department. For some chronic medical conditions a determination of severity (mild, moderate,or severe); recovery or rehabilitation potential (minimal, partial, full) and need for further care (none, low, or high) is required by INS. Your regular doctor may be asked to assist in this determination.
Travelers Clinic of the Naples Medical Center