CVS Health Now Offering Travel Health

If your local CVS features a Minute Clinic, you might want to check it out to see if they offer the new Travel Health services.  The following is straight from the CVS website...

 

Before you travel out of the country, our practitioners can help. As part of the consultation, our practitioners will assess the travel health needs for you and your family based on where you are going. In addition to the vaccines and prescriptions you may need, we will give you information and tips to help you stay healthy when traveling. 

Pre-Travel Consultation Malaria prevention medicines Motion sickness Traveler's Diarrhea Prevention & Care Typhoid vaccine Zika

What to know about your travel health visit: Age restrictions for services can vary. Please see the individual services pages (on the CVS website) for more information.

Additional limitations noted on the website include:  Insurance is not accepted for this service; payment is due at time of visit. Also, Yellow fever and Japanese Encephalitis vaccines are currently not offered. 

 

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/services/travel-health/N-d8Z3a3jrZd5?WT.mc_id=MC111916_Travel

 

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From this, you may have to go elsewhere for shots not offered at CVS, specifically the one for Yellow Fever if you are traveling within or through that zone. This is a convenient option if you have CVS + Minute Clinic close by. At the very least, it gives some peace of mind before you travel.

Good to know!

Thanks for the information.  This could be very helpful.

great tip,  thanks.

I will have to check this out as I may need this in the near future.  Not much they can do to protect you against Zika  except to sell you Deet or Deet-type sprays which are available elsewhere as well.  I wonder why insurance doesn't cover these types of vaccinations?

Most of the time, HMO and commercial insurance products are constructed to address medically necessary services whereas travel vaccines are considered personally elective.  

It is worth checking into with your insurance company because hepatitis, flu, and pneumonia vaccines are frequently recommended prior to travel and they are covered for certain risk groups (e.g., elders, chronic illness, health workers).

 

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