Are you planning international travel?
To prepare for your trip, you will have a personal telephone consult with a nurse, specifically trained in travel medicine, to assess your travel health needs. Your nurse will gather information, ask you questions, and make recommendations for your travel needs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the decision-making. After the telephone consult, you may receive recommended immunizations and/ or have oral medications. You can typically come in the next day to receive your immunizations and pick up oral medication from our pharmacies. We serve adults over the age of 18.
- Learn more about Kaiser Permanente International Travel Services
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Where are we located?
What are our hours?
What is our phone number?
How far in advance should I make my appointment?
What information do I need to have ready before my appointment?
How do I schedule an appointment?
Can two of us be seen during one appointment?
What will the nurse ask during my appointment?
Where can I get more detailed information on travel immunization needs?
6600 Bruceville Road
Medical Office Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 233
Sacramento, CA 95823
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to noon & 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to noon & 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon & 1:30 to 4 p.m.
1-866-454-8855 or schedule online
You should make your appointment at least 4-6 weeks prior to your travel date. Some countries require a series of immunizations that can take longer than 4-6 weeks (please see the link to the CDC Website).
Please have the following information ready before your telephone appointment: The urban areas and/or rural areas you may visit, and a list of travel or other immunizations you have had to date.
If you need a phone appointment with a travel nurse, schedule it 4 to 6 weeks prior to your departure. If you’re leaving sooner or even at the last minute, you should still consider scheduling an appointment.
If you only need a COVID-19 test for travel and prefer not to schedule a travel nurse appointment, you can request a COVID-19 test by selecting a “Coronavirus/COVID-19 Concerns” E-visit at https://kp.org/evisits.
Don’t book travel nurse appointments for domestic trips. We only provide care for international travelers.
If you’re new to Kaiser Permanente, you’ll need to see your doctor prior to making a travel appointment.
If an exotic (Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, or Polio) vaccination is needed you will be seen in the Allergy department. For all other vaccinations you will see your Primary Care Physician.
Each person should schedule their own appointment. Usually we can schedule these back to back.
- Review your travel plans and ask about activities, and other things that impact travel health
- Ask if you are doing rural travel, urban travel, or both
- Talk about health risks specific to your trip, based on the CDC and other databases
- Review your health history as it relates to travel, your medications, allergies, medical conditions, and immunization history
- Recommend vaccines & medications for your specific trip
- Discuss the risks & benefits of each recommendation
- Assess your malaria risk and discuss prevention medications
- Discuss side effects of recommended treatment
- Advise you how to stay healthy and avoid or manage common travel health problems
- Answer your questions
- Transmit oral medication prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice
- Route recommended immunizations to a physician who is trained in travel for authorization
Please go to the United States Center for Disease Control travel website: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/