New York City Area FAQs What should I bring to my appointment? In order to gain the most benefit out of your travel consultation, it’s best to come fully prepared. You should bring your itinerary, including all countries you plan to visit, duration of stay, planned activities, immunization records and/or proof of immunity (titers) if available. When should I get my immunizations? All vaccines take time to become effective, and some must be given in a series over a period of days or sometimes weeks. Ideally, you should set up an appointment 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. However, in certain situations shorter time spans are also acceptable. Make a travel appointment as soon as you know your itinerary so we can discuss your needs. Will medical insurance cover travel visit and vaccinations? Travel appointments vary in price depending upon the number of vaccines you will be getting. We will provide you with a detailed bill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement depends upon your specific policy, and we suggest contacting your insurance company to check if they will cover any of your vaccines and office visit. What vaccines do we provide? We carry a full range of travel vaccines, including Yellow Fever and Typhoid, and are also able to write prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis, antibiotics, and altitude medication. We provide all patients with an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis. What vaccines are needed for travel? Recommendations regarding pre-travel immunizations and medications will be made based on your personal travel plans including your destinations, planned activities, length of stay and health history. What forms of payment are accepted? Cash or any major credit card Can I get a prescription for malaria pills? Yes, there are 3 different drugs for malaria prophylaxis. The healthcare provider will determine which medication is appropriate for your trip, depending upon your destination, medical history, age and length of stay. Which medications can I get a prescription for? We can prescribe medications for travelers diarrhea, altitude sickness, nausea and EpiPens. We do not prescribe any controlled medications. Do I need to bring a prescription from my doctor to get the shots from Passport Health? No, you do not. How far in advance do I need to schedule an appointment? While we may have a next-day appointment available, we suggest scheduling at least one week in advance if possible. How long does the travel consultation take? Travel consultations are usually 45 minutes long. You will receive a personalized consultation with a travel medicine specialist, an informational booklet tailored to your trip, and the immunizations and/or electronic prescriptions. A booster visit takes approximately 15 minutes and cannot be scheduled online. Can I get all of my vaccines at the same appointment? Yes, but be aware that some vaccines, such as Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies are a series that are given over the course of a month or so.