International Travel Clinic
The mission of the International Travel Clinic is to educate students on how to live healthy while living and studying internationally.
Traveling to different countries can be exciting. However, when you travel whether it be to a tropical or less exotic country or able to a developing or industrial country, you may be exposed to new air and water quality, food, illnesses, or even safety issues. Some countries have disease that are easily preventable by vaccines, a good filter, proper food selection and awareness of your surroundings. The International Travel Clinic's goal is to keep you healthy while you travel and ensure that you leave your international community healthy and safe as well.
At the International Travel Clinic (ITC), we offer the following services:
For personal and individualized travel consultation with trained medical professionals for active Wheaton College students or faculty/staff traveling with a Wheaton College trip. The consultation includes a detailed review of the location, activities, available resources and the individual physical and mental health needs of the student or faculty/staff. The ITC is staffed by nurses trained in travel health and utilizes the Travax Travel Medicine Program to inform and update students, faculty and staff about health and travel conditions including immunizations during a consultation. The consult reviews and assesses the need for: medications needed for the travel experience, as well as immunization, food and water safety, climate, insects or animals to avoid, prevalent diseases, personal safety, blood borne pathogen training and also the political environment of the countries being visited. Appointments can be made by calling 630.752.7203.
The International Travel Clinic is always up to date with current emerging diseases, treatments and medications by utilizing the following standards of medical care given by the following regulatory organizations: ASTHM, ISTM, CDC Travel and Shoreland software.
The International Travel Clinic has available the following vaccines (dependent upon availability):
- Hepatitis A (pediatric/adult)
- Hepatitis B (adult)
- Japanese Encephalitis (IXIARO)
- Meningococcal (Menveo)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Rabies Pre exposure (contingent upon country and need)
- Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B combined)
- Typhoid (injectable or pills)
Tests available upon return:
- Skin test or blood test to detect tuberculosis
- HIV blood test
- Stool test for parasites, bacteria, giardia or amoebas
- Blood test for Schistosomiasis
- Complete Blood Count
Products Available For Purchase:
- Controlled Release Deet (lotion/spray)
- Portable Water Filters