FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms of payment do you accept?
Does Park Travel Clinic take health insurance?
Will my health insurance cover the cost of travel vaccines?
How do I know which vaccines I need to travel?
What are routine vaccines?
Why do I need travel vaccines?
I grew up there. Do I still need those vaccines?
How is Park Travel Clinic different from other travel clinics?

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and AmericanExpress).

Does Park Travel Clinic take health insurance?

We do not participate with health insurance companies. We do however provide an itemized receipt to submit to your insurance company.

Will my health insurance cover the cost of travel vaccines?

Most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of travel vaccines or travel consultations because it is considered an elective procedure. Therefore, Park Travel Clinic chooses not to participate with health insurance companies. However, if your health insurance company happens to cover travel vaccines and consultations we are happy to provide you with an itemized receipt of the visit. With this receipt you can attempt to get reimbursed by submitting it to your health insurance.

How do I know which vaccines I need to travel?

Park Travel Clinic bases recommendations on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Please visit our What shots do I need? page for more information.

What are routine vaccines?

Routine vaccines are vaccines commonly given in childhood, during entry to the United Stated through Immigration and Naturalization Services or for certain kinds of employment. Routine vaccines include shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc. Ask your primary care doctor if you are up-to-date on all of your routine vaccines.

Why do I need travel vaccines?

Certain vaccinations are either required for entry or highly recommended. These vaccines will help protect your body from various diseases. When you consult a doctor at Park Travel Clinic, we will guide you through potential health risks, including malaria prevention and food-borne illnesses, to minimize your risk when traveling abroad.

I grew up there. Do I still need those vaccines?

The recommendations we give are for ALL people traveling to your destination. Unless you have been vaccinated before and all the vaccines are current, if you are traveling you should be vaccinated.

How is Park Travel Clinic different from other travel clinics?

We want to help keep your whole family safe when traveling abroad. Our practice began with children and soon the parents asked us if they too could get their travel shots. We realized there was a need to help entire families stay safe when traveling. As such, we try to keep our prices low to make it possible for whole families to get vaccinated and to compensate for the rising cost of travel.