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NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS TRAVEL MEDICINE SERVICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012
NASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
OFFERS TRAVEL MEDICINE SERVICE
Comprehensive, Personalized Consultations and Vaccinations
East Meadow, NY……Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) offers a comprehensive personalized Travel Medicine Service to meet the needs of travelers going abroad for both business and pleasure. The service provides expert consultations and vaccinations for safe and enjoyable international travel.
The Travel Medicine Service serves both individuals and travel groups. A thorough medical history assessment, combined with an itinerary analysis is done to determine the recommended and required vaccinations along with other preventive measures based on destination and length of stay.
Steven J. Walerstein, MD, FACP, executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director at the NuHealth System, indicated: “We are pleased to offer this service to those residents traveling abroad. The infectious disease experts in the Travel Medicine Service at NUMC utilize the most up-to-date travel disease databases to administer required and recommended vaccinations, provide an International Certificate of Vaccination, and provide necessary prescriptions for preventive medications.”
The complete range of vaccinations, available to meet international travel requirements or recommendations, includes yellow fever, hepatitis, typhoid, polio, meningitis, rabies, varicella, and Japanese encephalitis, as well as prescriptions for malaria prevention and treatment of travelers’ diarrhea.
As these vaccines are generally not covered by insurance, payment is due at the time of visit.
For appointments please call 516-572-6355 or 8811
2201 Hempstead Turnpike Room MP116
East Meadow, New York 11554
NuHealth is a Long Island health care organization delivering essential medical care and disease and lifestyle management to everyone at every stage of life. Also known as Nassau Health Care Corporation, NuHealth is a public benefit corporation managing the operations of Nassau Medical Center, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care and a network of Family Health Centers that bring primary and specialty care out into the community. By emphasizing wellness, cultural sensitivity and collaborative efforts with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, NuHealth is working to make good care more affordable and easier to access.
For more information about NuHealth or its Centers of Care, visit www.nuhealth.net.