Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the difference between "required" and "recommended" vaccines?

  • Required: When a specific country's government requires a traveler to present formal proof of vaccination in order to enter the country.
  • Recommended: This refers to suggested vaccines that will protect the traveler from illness.


Q: Are your services covered by my health insurance? What are the costs?

  • We do not accept any health insurance as payment for our services, but you may file for reimbursement with your insurance company.
  • There is a consultation fee and the vaccines are each priced separately.
  • We accept American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card and cash.

Q: What does the consultation entail?

The consultation is individualized and specialized to your itinerary with attention to the following:

  • Required and recommended vaccines
  • Food and water precautions
  • Malaria risks
  • Personal safety risks
  • Medical contact in the area of travel
  • Appropriate prescriptions and discussion regarding travelers' diarrhea, malaria prevention, altitude sickness, and other destination-specific health risks

Q: What do I do if I become ill while traveling?

  • We have an extensive resource of physicians, personally known to us, world-wide. We can provide you with contact information prior to your departure.
  • We recommend travel and evacuation insurance.
  • We can provide you with 24-hour contact information and email access.

The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine

Travel Medicine Practice located in Manhattan, New York

The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine is a referral center providing pre-travel consultative services and immunizations as well as treatment for travel related illnesses and post-travel medical screening.

Referral Center for Travel Related Illness and Post-Travel Medical Screening

Full diagnostic laboratory capabilities include examination for diarrheal pathogens, parasites, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), tuberculosis, rickettsial disease, vector-borne diseases including malaria, chikungunya, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Yellow Fever. We test for Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Babesia. We provide pre-deployment services for corporations as well as periodic post-travel screening.

GeoSentinel

We are a founding member and New York City site for GeoSentinel, the emerging infectious disease network of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

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The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine

The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine is a referral center providing pre-travel consultative services and immunizations as well as treatment for travel related illnesses and post-travel medical screening.

Referral Center for Travel Related Illness and Post-Travel Medical Screening

Full diagnostic laboratory capabilities include examination for diarrheal pathogens, parasites, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), tuberculosis, rickettsial disease, vector-borne diseases including malaria, chikungunya, dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Yellow Fever. We test for Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Babesia. We provide pre-deployment services for corporations as well as periodic post-travel screening.

GeoSentinel

We are a founding member and New York City site for GeoSentinel, the emerging infectious disease network of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)


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What we offer

Our Services

What is Travel Medicine?

Travel medicine is an interdisciplinary specialty concerned with the prevention and management of health problems associated with travel.

The travel health practitioner is an expert in destination specific health risks and preventative measures. Travel medicine specialists address and respond to travelers' disease, epidemic and vaccination issues, and monitor governmental and regulatory agencies such as the CDC and WHO.

Many people are surprised to learn that there are doctors and nurses who specialize in health issues related to travel.

Travel Medicine evolved in response to a need among leisure and business travelers for accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information on destination-specific health risks

Dr. Bradley A. Connor founded The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine in 1986, one of a handful of physicians in the United States at the time to conceptualize and create the specialty of Travel Medicine.  Travel Medicine is involved in all health aspects of travel with concerns as diverse as (1) “What shots do I need for this trip?”, (2) "I am an insulin-dependent diabetic traveling to Hong Kong, how do I account for the 12 time zones in taking my insulin?", (3) "What happens if I get sick during my trip?".

Travel Medicine begins with a pre-travel consultation, which tailors destination-specific advice to the individual traveler. Depending on the specific travel itinerary, health and immunization history, current medications, type of travel (business, leisure, adventure, off the beaten track, organized tour, etc.), a plan is created to keep you safe and healthy. This often includes information on food and water precautions, prevention and self treatment of travelers’ diarrhea, vaccine preventable disease and strategies for prevention of local tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. At Travel Health Services we provide the full array of routine, recommended and required vaccines for travel. We are an official Yellow Fever Vaccination Center, authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to validate the International Certificates of Vaccination (ICV).

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Visit Us

Conveniently located at 110 East 55th Street, between Park, and Lexington Avenues, our office is perfect for those looking for a thorough and professional visit. We look forward to seeing you!

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "The office staff is very professional. The medical offices are clean and everything is organized."

    Hayden T.
  • Vitals

    "Very professional and cares deeply for their patients. Concerned with their well being."

    Verified Patient
  • "Wonderful service! All the staff was wonderful assisting me with my travel needs."

    Michele P.
  • Yelp

    "The office staff was also incredibly kind. I'm so thankful for this place! They helped make getting five vaccines as pleasant as possible. I'd recommend it to anyone!"

    Rebecca V.
  • Google+

    "Office staff was super friendly. Dr. Wythe was incredibly informative and helpful in planning the vaccines and medications I would need."

    Benjamin
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The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine
110 East 55th Street
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