Vaccine & International Travel Center

The UofL Physicians - Vaccine & International Travel Center specializes in adult and adolescent infectious diseases and vaccines, infection prevention and control, and public and global health. Our doctors are board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and we have expertise in the most current and effective prevention and treatments available. For more information or to make an appointment, call 502-562-2822.

International Health and Travel Medicine

Health issues can occur anywhere in the world, at any time. At the UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center, we are experts in travel medicine and travel health. We offer a full spectrum of vaccine and travel services. 

If you are planning a trip abroad to relax or to seize an opportunity in the global marketplace, we offer services and advice to help protect you against a host of illnesses common in countries around the world that may impact your health and safety. 

Our providers offer support and counsel before, during and after your travel. 

Routine Immunizations/Community Health

In addition to travel medicine, we also offer routine immunizations. Our mission is to understand the needs of the community partner with providers and patients to effectively address those needs.

We can assist with workplace and school immunization initiatives in a variety of settings and locations.

The UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center focuses on the prevention and treatment of illness, including pre-travel, in-travel and post-travel services. We also offer routine immunizations. To make an appointment or for more information, call 502-562-2822.

We provide immunization for the following vaccine-preventable diseases:

The UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center provides travel vaccines and travel-related services (before, during and after), as well as routine adult and adolescent immunizations and vaccines targeting emerging or community outbreaks. We also can assist with workplace immunization initiatives. To learn more, call 502-562-2822.

What to Bring To Your First Appointment

All new clients, as well as those who have not been seen in the Center for the past year, will need to provide a health history. Download the form by clicking the link below. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must bring a copy of their current immunization certificate.

Health History Form

Travel and routine immunizations

Travel health services include:

  • Pre-travel counseling (We prefer to see pre-travel patients at least six weeks before their trip, but appointments can be made at any time.)
  • Access to specialists during travel or post-travel
  • Post-travel illness evaluation and treatment

Unlike other travel services, UofL Physicians has more than 600 physicians in a full range of specialty areas who can help maintain your health. Should you have an issue during travel or when you return, our team of doctors can work together to address any need that may arise.

Additional services we offer include:

  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Tuberculosis blood assay testing
  • HIV testing
  • Blood typing
  • Civil surgeon examinations for refugees and immigrants

All vaccines approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are available on site. See the Diseases and Conditions tab for a list of diseases for which we vaccinate.

If you feel you may be infected with one of the following diseases, we can provide confirmation of immunity following vaccination or infection:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles/mumps/rubella (three-day measles; German measles)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

More About Travel Services

Before Your Trip:

In addition to offering immunization for travel, we offer support and consultation so you are well informed about the environment you are visiting and its unique aspects and risks. We carefully evaluate your travel plans, outline potential safety and health concerns, and offer advice on precautions and preventive measures to take while traveling.

We have a specialized pharmacy with expertise in travel medication to provide you with your prescriptions. Also are available at the center are travel-related items suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During Your Trip:

Sometimes you can’t avoid getting sick while traveling. You could suffer an insect bite, develop a food- or water-borne illness, or have an issue with an existing chronic health problem.  You may not feel comfortable visiting an overseas doctor, or you might need a second opinion. If you need a doctor, we are available for consultation through Skype or email.

After Your Trip:

If you become ill after your trip, we can provide post-travel health evaluation and treatment. Should you have a concern requiring specialty care, our experts can address every health condition – large or small. As a part of UofL Physicians, we are part of a team of 600 other physicians in a full range of specialty areas who also aid in maintaining your health.

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

We are now located at 550 S. Jackson Street in downtown Louisville in the University of Louisville Ambulatory Care Building.

Parking is conveniently located in the parking garage that is connected to the Ambulatory Care Building. Handicap parking is available by the elevators on levels one and two of the garage. A walkway on the second level of the garage takes you directly to the entrance of the Ambulatory Care Building. Turn right, then follow the signs to the 550 Clinic Vaccine and International Health and Travel Center. If you prefer on-street parking, there are meters located on Chestnut and Floyd Streets that offer up to four hours for parking.

Offices and Clinics

  • Vaccine & International Travel Center
    550 S. Jackson St.
    Ambulatory Care Building - 550 Clinic, Second Floor
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-562-2822
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital

We strive to provide the highest quality care and education regarding immunization, international health and travel medicine. Please call 502-562-2822 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000

Patient Forms Close

All new clients, as well as those who have not been seen in the Center for the past year, will need to provide a health history. Download the form by clicking the link below. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must bring a copy of their current immunization certificate.

Health History Form