TravelClinic

More and more Americans are travelling abroad every year. International tours are a great way to broaden your horizons but it can also make you vulnerable to unfamiliar diseases if you do not take the proper precautions.

Visit Urgent Way to prepare for your trip with the appropriate immunizations, vaccines, and documentation. The CDC maintains an easy-to-use online tool that helps you determine which vaccines you should get based on the areas you are traveling to and other circumstances.

All six of our locations including Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Hicksville, and Hempstead are travel clinics. These locations are open 7 days a week and require no appointments. Walk in to Urgent Way and get protected today.

About Our NYC Travel Clinic and NYC Travel Vaccinations

You may need documented proof that you have received a professional vaccination against certain diseases before entering some countries. Urgent Way can provide this documentation along with a comprehensive recommendation of other preventative measures you may need to take based on your destination and intended activities.

We can provide immunization against:

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before my trip should I get my immunizations?

Most immunizations take 2 weeks before they are fully effective. Make an appointment 15 days or more before your trip to ensure that you can be fully prepared for your journey.

Those traveling to remote areas far from healthcare facilities should likely start their immunizations at least 4 weeks before their trip. Some of the needed immunizations will take longer than 2 weeks to come into effect and others may need to be staggered so not all of your vaccines are received in one day.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the travel clinic?

Many countries in South America and Southern Africa will require proof of immunization against yellow fever. This document is commonly known as a Yellow Fever Certificate or a Yellow Fever Card. If you are visiting one of these countries, you will need to bring your up-to-date passport along with you in order to receive your certification.

If you happen to have any records of recent inoculations or travel vaccinations, please bring those with you as well.

What travel immunizations will I need?

The answer to that question depends entirely on the countries you are visiting and the activities you are planning on doing there. You can look up the recommended vaccinations by visiting the CDC’s Travelers’ Health Page.

Can you provide vaccinations for large groups before their travel?

Yes. Groups that want to ensure that everyone is immunized on time can visit the clinic together. Please call ahead to help us set aside the needed vaccines, which will expedite the process for everyone.

What is the difference between a “required” travel vaccine and a “recommended” one?

Required travel shots are ones mandated by the country you are visiting. These vaccines will require documentation to prove that they have been administered.

Recommended travel shots are vaccines that help prevent diseases that are likely to occur during your visit but that are not of immediate concern to the country’s government. Remember, such vaccines are not mandatory but they may be strongly suggested based on the diseases you are likely to be exposed to during your travels.

Can I bill my health insurance for the travel vaccines?

Most likely, the answer is no. Almost all forms of health insurance do not provide benefits for travel clinic services or travel-necessitated vaccinations.

What is a travel consultation and do I need one?

A travel consultation provides health recommendations based on the countries you are visiting and the activities you plan on doing there. These recommendations can include the needed immunizations and other precautions, such as taking along certain medicines for symptoms.

Travel consultations were more necessary in a time when travel immunization information was not as freely available on the internet. Now, you can look up the recommended vaccines and compare the advice given by multiple sources.

If need be, Urgent Way can provide travel consultations to help you prepare adequately for your trip abroad.

What do I do if I still happen to get sick while travelling?

You can always contact us via email or phone. We can provide advice but we likely cannot recommend specific services if we are unfamiliar with the area to which you have traveled.

Your best course of action is to look up nearby clinics and physicians in advance. Copy their numbers and addresses into a physical log and try to confirm their existence by asking someone local in the area.

If you happen to fall ill without this level of preparation, use a web search to locate a qualified local doctor.

How long does it take to receive travel vaccinations?

We are strictly a walk-in clinic, which means that all of our services are first come, first-served.

Patient registration often takes around 15 minutes and the vaccination itself takes just a few minutes. Given the average patient wait during a normal load, expect the whole procedure to take less than an hour.

Will I need multiple doses of the vaccine before I leave?

Many vaccines are most effective at providing full immunization after two doses. You do not have to take both of these doses before your travel date. One immunization dose should suffice. The second one can be administered on return from your trip.

Will you need a copy of my medical records?

For most patients we will not need such records. If you have a chronic illness or a history of adverse reactions to vaccinations, it may be necessary to bring your records. At the very least, it can be a good idea to bring along a list of the medications you are currently taking.