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Passport Health is the largest and leading provider of travel medicine and immunization services in North America. With 270+ clinic locations, a commitment to first class medical care, and rigorously trained medical staff, Passport Health sets the immunization industry standard. Passport Health has leveraged its deep experience with travel medicine to service the vaccination, wellness, examination, and records management needs of Fortune 500 corporations, US government agencies, government contractors, universities, as well as small to medium sized businesses.
Fran Lessans, RN
Founder and CEO
As founder, president, and CEO of Passport Health, Fran brings over 30 years of medical and management experience to Passport Health. Before founding Passport Health, Fran worked in a variety of clinical settings as a registered nurse, educator and health care administrator. Fran’s business acumen is known in the community, as she has successfully turned multiple troubled organizations into profitable ventures. Read more >>
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What is travel medicine?
Very simply, travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deal with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers. This field encompasses a variety of disciplines including infectious disease, immunology, tropical medicine, military and migration medicine, and high altitude physiology. It is typically divided into four main topic areas:
- Prevention (vaccination and travel advice)
- Assistance (repatriation and medical treatment of travelers)
- Wilderness medicine (cruise ship medicine, high-altitude medicine, expedition/excursion medicine)
- Access to health care via travel insurance
Passport Health focuses on the prevention area of travel medicine by providing pre-travel consultations, vaccinations, and medications.
How is a travel medicine appointment different from a visit to a Primary Care Physician?
Unlike a Primary Care Physician, Passport Health is a one-stop destination for the international traveler. Our Travel Medicine Specialists, all of who m have received 40-80 hours of in-house training before seeing their first patient, administer and recommend vaccines, medications, and specialty travel health supplies tailored to the traveler’s destination. All medical services are provided in the context of a destination-specific health consultation that reviews safety tips, security information, how to mitigate the risk of insect-borne disease, food and water precautions, and even medical evacuation insurance. All of this information is summarized in a personalized, bound briefing booklet that the traveler can take overseas. In fact, most family doctors choose to send their patients to Passport Health for travel medicine services.
What differentiates Passport Health from its competitors?
Passport Health is the largest and leading provider of Travel Medicine services in North America. In the United States, Passport Health is the only truly national travel medicine provider. With over 20 years of experience, 270+ offices nationwide, and a presence in nearly every population center, Passport Health delivers 65-75% of all pre-travel medicine services provided in the United States today. We have worked with everyone from The White House, to the CDC, to Fortune 500 companies, to Department of Defense contractors to deliver custom medical solutions.