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Travel Clinic Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the travel clinic located?

The Travel Clinic is located at 111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL, 60187.

What are the hours and times of Travel Clinic?

In Wheaton: 1st Thursday of the Month: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

2nd & 3rd Thursdays of the month: 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm 
Select Saturdays

Do I need to set up an appointment?

Yes, an appointment is necessary, please call 630-682-7400 to make an appointment.

Who is eligible to come to Travel Clinic?

Anyone may attend regardless of where they live.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Bring any and all immunization records, Travel destination information and purpose of travel, Method of payment

Do I have to pay for my visit at the time of the appointment?

Yes, Payment is required at time of visit.  We accept cash, check, or all credit/debit cards, also accepting BCBS PPO Insurance Plans.

What immunizations are available and what do they cost?

Consultation with the Travel Medicine Nurse


(The travel medicine nurse will address and respond to destinations specific travelers' disease, epidemics and vaccination issues; along with providing immunizations that may be required or recommended for safe travel abroad.) 

Hepatitis A (2 shot series): $100.00 per shot

(The most common vaccine-preventable disease in travelers.  Recommended for people traveling anywhere with a high risk of Hepatitis A infection.  Transmitted through contaminated water, ice, fruit, vegetables, shellfish harvested from sewage contaminated water or other foods that are eaten uncooked.  Symptoms include discomfort, malaise, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and often progresses to jaundice.)

Hepatitis B (3 shot series): $105.00 per shot

(Hepatitis B vaccine is the only vaccine known to help prevent liver cancer.  Recommended for travelers in countries with a high risk of Hepatitis B infection.  Transmitted by contact with infected blood or blood derived fluids.  Symptoms include anorexia, abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and often progresses to jaundice.)

Twinrix: Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B combination vaccine (3 shot series): $130.00 per shot

Typhoid: Typhoid shot effective for 2 years: $130.00

Oral Typhoid pills - only obtained through private doctor.


(Typhoid vaccination or medication will provide protection against the salmonella thyphi bacteria.  Transmitted through exposure to contaminated food and water.  Symptoms include fever headache, loss of appetite, enlarged spleen.)

Yellow Fever (certification good for 10 years): $175.00

*Only vaccine that may be required for entry into some countries.

(Fatal cases of yellow fever have occurred in some unvaccinated travelers visiting areas within a yellow fever endemic zone.  Transmitted by bacteria that is spread through respiratory contact with an infected person.  Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and rash.)

Meningococcal meningitis:  $190.00

(Provides protection for 3 or more years depending on which vaccination is received.  Recommended for students living in dorms or group settings and for travelers entering an area where the disease is prevalent.  Transmitted by bacteria that is spread through respiratory contact with an infected person.  Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and rash.)

Polio: $105.00

(Recommended for adult travelers who will be traveling to an area where the wild polio virus exists for individuals who have not completed the polio series.)

Rabies (3 shot series): $275.00 per shot

(If traveling to a country where there is an increased incidence in rabies, especially in canine populations, rabies pre-exposure vaccination mey be recommended.  Rabies vaccination should also be considered if you will be spending lots of time outdoors in rural areas or plan to handle animals.)

Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td): $95.00

(Recommended for individuals who have not received a TD vaccination in the past 10 years.)

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap): $110.00

(Recommended for all adults to substitute Tdap for one dose of Td.  Td should be used for all later doses.)

Anti-Malaria Medication: Prescription must be obtained through private doctor.

(Malarone, Doxycycline, Chloroquine)

(All travelers to malaria-infected areas should take preventive measures by using an anti-malaria medication, using insect repellent with DEET, and covering as much exposed skin as possible.  Transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Symptoms can consist of persistent headaches, muscular aching and weakness, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Malaria can be fatal if treatment I delayed.)