The opportunity to travel internationally, participate in cultures around the world and meet new people can be exhilarating and exciting, but as with all great adventures, a little preparedness can go a long way. Taking the recommended precautions against infections and illness is the first step for safe travel. Many parts of the world still face epidemics and outbreaks of malaria, yellow fever and food borne hepatitis (hepatitis A) to name a few. A visit to the Brown Medicine Travel Clinic provides up-to-date medical advice, needed vaccines, and any necessary prescriptions before your travel plans take off.
We care for infants, children and adults. Our experienced clinical staff are faculty at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Board Certified Infectious Disease Specialists. Our physicians are on staff at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. We provide comprehensive up-to-date travel advice including pre-travel health assessments, malaria prevention, prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea, as well as all necessary vaccines. Travel during Covid can be an added challenge. Staff at our Travel Clinic will be able to provide you with up-to-date country specific recommendations on pre-travel testing.
The Brown Medicine Travel Clinic is an authorized Yellow Fever vaccination center by the Rhode Island Department of Health and provides an International Certificate of Vaccination.
Travel and SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 is a new virus currently causing an outbreak of respiratory disease that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019 and which has now been detected in over 30 countries, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Additional information is available at this link: http://www.brownmed.org/news/update-about-coronavirus-outbreak/ [brownmed.org].
Additionally, the CDC and the Rhode Island Department of Health have excellent resources available with some specific information for travelers:
- CDC Information Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html [cdc.gov]
- CDC Information for Travel Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html [cdc.gov]
- Rhode Island Department of Health: https://health.ri.gov/diseases/respiratory/?parm=163 [health.ri.gov]
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B (Heplisav-B)
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
- Copy of your insurance card.
- List of medications you’re currently taking.
- List of destinations you’ll be traveling to.
- Vaccination/immunization records.
- Board the 34 bus to Seekonk Square.
- Once at Seekonk Square, switch to the number 32 bus.
- The 32 bus will drop people off at the bus stop across the street from our facility.
- Additional directions can be found here.
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The Brown Medicine Patient Center is accessible by car and public transportation.
To reach our location using public transportation please see the details below which have been furnished by RIPTA. If you have any questions regarding how to reach us via public transportation please contact RIPTA directly at 401-781-9400 or at www.ripta.com.
Originating from Kennedy Plaza in Providence:
If you’re driving to our location; please click on the marker below for door-to-door directions to our office, we have plenty of free parking on site. For a detailed set of driving directions, please click here.