About the Clinic
No matter what your destination, the Traveler's Clinic at New Pueblo Medicine offers comprehensive international travel consultations, immunizations and preventive medical care. Based on the countries you plan to visit, we'll provide required and recommended vaccinations, advise you on preventive travel medications to bring with you, and make you aware of any travel advisories. For an appointment, please call the Traveler's Clinic at 520-901-1550. In most cases, we can schedule a travel medicine appointment and immunizations the same or next business day.
Some immunizations may take as long as four to six weeks to complete, so make your appointment now!
What We Do
Travel Medicine Consultations
Travel medicine is a specialty that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers - no matter what their destinations may be. Traveler's Clinic services include required and recommended travel immunizations, such as yellow fever, hepatitis A & B, and polio, plus international health information, preventive medications and up-to-date travel alerts identified by the Centers for Disease Control. A New Pueblo Medicine clinical team member will meet with you during your Traveler's Clinic appointment to:
- Discuss the details of your trip and the countries you will be visiting:
- Review your current health status and medical history;
- Advise you of general and specific international health guidelines;
- Inform you about current health risks, travel alerts and disease outbreaks for the regions you will be visiting;
- Provide printed information and resources specific to you international destination;
- Provide preventive health information and guidelines for cruise travelers;
- Inform you of required and recommended travel immunizations and vaccines;
- Prescribe preventive medications as needed, from treatment for traveler's diarrhea to anti-malaria pills; and
- Discuss the effects that jet lag, dehydration, altitude, climate, food or water may have on your health and any chronic disease you may have.
Travel Vaccines and Immunizations
The Traveler's Clinic at New Pueblo Medicine is certified by the U.S. Office of Public Health to administer yellow fever vaccinations and to provide the required travel certificate that validates a yellow fever vaccine was given. We also carry a wide range of other vaccines. Our clinical travel specialist will let you know which immunizations are required - and which others are recommended - for the countries and regions you will be visiting. The most commonly administered vaccines include:
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines - for international travelers visiting developing countries;
- Typhoid fever immunization;
- Yellow fever vaccination (with the required international travel certificate) which is a required immunization for travel to sub-Saharan Africa and for some travelers to Latin America;
- Meningitis/TDAP vaccine - for travelers younger than 56 who are traveling to parts of Africa and Saudi Arabia; and
- Polio vaccine booster shot - recommended for some travel to Africa and Asia.
The Traveler's Clinic also offers routine vaccinations if you are not up-to-date on your immunizations. These include measles, mumps, rubella; and diphtheria/tetanus (within 10 years). Seasonal influenza shots and H1N1 and pneumonia vaccines may also be recommended.
Some travel immunizations require a series of shots that may take as long as a month to six weeks to complete. If you don't have that time to spare, many required vaccinations can be put on an accelerated schedule to accommodate last-minute travel plans. For more information about international travel immunizations and vaccines, please visit www.cdc.gov.
Location and Hours
The Traveler's Clinic is located at New Pueblo Medicine at 6365 E. Tanque Verde Road, Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85715 in the Tri-Pointe Plaza (where Tanque Verde, Wilmot Road and Pima Street converge). Traveler's Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM. Our healthcare team includes seven board-certified internal medicine physicians, a certified physician assistant, and a certified nurse practitioner.
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Traveler's Clinic Appointments
To schedule an appointment, call 520-901-1550. Your adult travel companions, including spouse, family members, friends and co-workers are welcome to schedule Traveler's Clinic appointments too. You do not have to be a New Pueblo Medicine patient to use our travel medicine services.
To allow for required and recommended travel vaccinations, it's always best to make your travel clinic appointment six to eight weeks before you depart. However, when sudden or unexpected international travel plans arise we make every effort to address your travel health and immunization needs on an accelerated schedule. In these cases appointments are typically made for the same or next business day.
If illness develops during your trip or after your return home, New Pueblo Medicine patients can been seen promptly in our Traveler's Clinic for post-travel diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. If you are not a New Pueblo Medicine patient we can send the notes from your Traveler's Clinic appointment to your personal physician to ensure your continuity of care if post-travel follow-up is required.
Most health insurance companies do not provide coverage for international travel medicine and immunizations. We suggest you contact your insurance company if you have questions about your policy's coverage.
Based on a 2011 price comparison survey, our consultation fee of $40 is the lowest in Pima County. If you'd like specific costs for Traveler's Clinic immunizations and related services, please call us at 520-901-1550. We will be happy to provide prices and details.
New Pueblo Medicine: Serving the Community since 1969
New Pueblo Medicine's Traveler's Clinic has been meeting the healthcare needs of world travelers for years. New Pueblo Medicine has deep roots in Tucson, beginning in 1969 as a two-physician medical practice. We have since grown into the largest private internal medicine group practice in Southern Arizona with seven board-certified physicians in internal medicine, a certified physician assistant, a certified nurse practitioner and a dedicated team of health professionals. Our onsite laboratory and imaging facility ensure our patients have access to a comprehensive range of health services and programs. New Pueblo Medicine is recognized by the National Committee of Quality Assurance's Physician Recognition Program as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. This recognition is part of our long-standing commitment to integrating prevention and wellness with excellent clinical care. We're proud to have many second and third generation patients as part of our practice today.