Vaccine & International Travel Center

Overview

The UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center specializes in adult and adolescent infectious diseases and vaccines, infection prevention and control, and public and global health. Our doctors are board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and we have expertise in the most current and effective prevention and treatments available. For more information or to make an appointment, call 502-852-6464.

International Health and Travel Medicine

Health issues can occur anywhere in the world, at any time. At the UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center, we are experts in travel medicine and travel health. We offer a full spectrum of vaccine and travel services. 

If you are planning a trip abroad to relax or to seize an opportunity in the global marketplace, we offer services and advice to help protect you against a host of illnesses common in countries around the world that may impact your health and safety. 

Our providers offer support and counsel before, during and after your travel. 

Routine Immunizations/Community Health

In addition to travel medicine, we also offer routine immunizations. Our mission is to understand the needs of the community partner with providers and patients to effectively address those needs.

We can assist with workplace and school immunization initiatives in a variety of settings and locations.

Diseases & Conditions

The UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center focuses on the prevention and treatment of illness, including pre-travel, in-travel and post-travel services. We also offer routine immunizations. To make an appointment or for more information, call 502-852-6464.

We provide immunization for the following vaccine-preventable diseases:

Treatments & Services

The UofL Physicians – Vaccine & International Travel Center provides travel vaccines and travel-related services (before, during and after), as well as routine adult and adolescent immunizations and vaccines targeting emerging or community outbreaks. We also can assist with workplace immunization initiatives. To learn more, call 502-852-6464.

What to Bring To Your First Appointment

All new clients, as well as those who have not been seen in the Center for the past year, will need to provide a health history. Download the form by clicking the link below. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must bring a copy of their current immunization certificate.

Health History Form

Travel and routine immunizations

Travel health services include:

  • Pre-travel counseling (We prefer to see pre-travel patients at least six weeks before their trip, but appointments can be made at any time.)
  • Access to specialists during travel or post-travel
  • Post-travel illness evaluation and treatment

Unlike other travel services, UofL Physicians offers expertise in a full range of specialty areas to help maintain your health. Should you have an issue during travel or when you return, our team of doctors can work together to address any need that may arise.

Additional services we offer include:

  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Tuberculosis blood assay testing
  • HIV testing
  • Blood typing
  • Civil surgeon examinations for refugees and immigrants

All vaccines approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are available on site. See the Diseases and Conditions tab for a list of diseases for which we vaccinate.

If you feel you may be infected with one of the following diseases, we can provide confirmation of immunity following vaccination or infection:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles/mumps/rubella (three-day measles; German measles)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

More About Travel Services

Before Your Trip

In addition to offering immunization for travel, we offer support and consultation so you are well informed about the environment you are visiting and its unique aspects and risks. We carefully evaluate your travel plans, outline potential safety and health concerns, and offer advice on precautions and preventive measures to take while traveling.

We have a specialized pharmacy with expertise in travel medication to provide you with your prescriptions. Also are available at the center are travel-related items suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During Your Trip

Sometimes you can’t avoid getting sick while traveling. You could suffer an insect bite, develop a food- or water-borne illness, or have an issue with an existing chronic health problem.  You may not feel comfortable visiting an overseas doctor, or you might need a second opinion. If you need a doctor, we are available for consultation through Skype or email.

After Your Trip

If you become ill after your trip, we can provide post-travel health evaluation and treatment. Should you have a concern requiring specialty care, our experts can address every health condition – large or small. UofL Physicians offers expertise in a full range of specialty areas to aid in maintaining your health.

Providers

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Forest W. Arnold, D.O., MSc, FIDSA

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases | Vaccine & International Travel Center
Areas of Interest: Pneumonia | Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

Med Center One
Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
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Julio A. Ramirez, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases | Vaccine & International Travel Center
Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

Med Center One
Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
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Ruth M. Carrico, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, CIC

Specialty Areas: Vaccine & International Travel Center | Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Infection Control | Immunization | International Health and Travel |Vaccine Research | Refugee Health | Global Health

Primary Practice Location

Med Center One
Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202

Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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