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International Traveler’s Health Service at University of Colorado Hospital

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Before traveling overseas, you need to make sure your immunizations are up to date. You also need information on how to stay healthy in the countries you plan to visit.

Some of the more common travel-related illnesses include:

  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Malaria
  • Dengue Fever

If you get sick after a trip, especially if you went overseas, you also may want to seek care from a travel health specialist upon your return to the United States.

Why Choose the International Traveler’s Health Service at University of Colorado Hospital?

Our doctors and nurses have special training in infectious diseases and travel health. We work with you to prevent health problems before, during and after your travels. Our recommendations are based on the latest research and academic resources.

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The International Traveler’s Health Service is an official yellow fever vaccination center. This is determined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. We can provide travelers with the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever.

Travelers' Service Medical Team

Our team works together to provide you with travel health care and education. Our goal is to make your international travels as safe and healthy as possible.


International Travelers Health Service Specialists

Infectious disease specialist – a doctor who is board-certified and specially trained in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.


Nurse practitioner (NP) – a registered nurse who has completed a master’s degree. NPs are licensed to see patients for assessment, treatment and follow-up. University  of Colorado Hospital has NPs with international Certificate in Travel Health.


Registered nurse (RN) – Graduated from a formal nursing education program and is licensed by the state of Colorado. University of Colorado Hospital has RNs with special training in travel health.

Tests & Treatments for Travel-related Illness

Travel-Related Illness Tests

To diagnose a travel-related illness, a health-care provider will perform a physical examination and blood tests.


Travel-Related Illness Treatments

Medications are used to prevent or treat travel-related illnesses, including malaria and traveler’s diarrhea.

Additional International Traveler Resources

Centers for Disease Control Travel Health Considerations
Provides comprehensive travel health information.

Travel Medicine, Inc.
Specializes in travel medicine products and travel medical insurance.