CDPH Offers Travel Health Services to Help Residents Prepare for Holiday Travel Overseas

Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) offers full-service travel health services at the Acworth- Kennesaw, Douglasville, Marietta and East Cobb locations. The CDPH Travel Health Clinics provide an array of information and services to prepare individuals for international travel.

The Travel Health Clinics stock recommended vaccines throughout the year, provide malaria prevention medication, and receive weekly global updates about the health and political climate from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, CDPH nurses are specially trained to provide education about prevention of international travel health problems.

Some of the diseases and illnesses CDPH Travel Health Clinics can help educate travelers about include:

Vaccine Preventable Diseases:
Hepatitis A and B
Typhoid
Meningitis
Cholera

Food and Waterborne Illnesses:
Salmonella
Listeria
Botulism

Diseases Spread by Insects:
Malaria
Filariasis

“The CDPH Travel Health Clinics provide one of the very best services offered in our community at an exceptional value,” said Priti Kolhe, Director of Immunizations for Cobb & Douglas Public Health. “Whether people are traveling for business or pleasure, we can help reduce the stress and uncertainty that can occur when traveling to a foreign country.”

Prior to administering vaccinations, the CDPH staff conducts a thorough review of health and immunization history, as well as travel plans including the risk for acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases and other illnesses. Customized information about all countries, including entry requirements, areas of political or military instability, medical facilities, food and water dangers, customs, crime, and laws related to tourists’ health and safety, is available by request.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Douglas Public Health Center at (770) 949-1970, the Marietta Public Health Center at (770) 514-2485, the East Cobb Public Health Center at (678)784-2180 or the Acworth-Kennesaw Public Health at 770-974-3330. Travel Health Services are offered by appointment only.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community. since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

 

By |2018-11-17T18:42:35+00:00November 15th, 2018|