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Travel Clinic

The McFarland International Travel Clinic offers specialized medical services designed to assist patients traveling abroad.

McFarland Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever Immunization Center, which allows us to provide all required immunizations. Appointments are best arranged six weeks prior to departure to ensure adequate planning for immunizations, though emergency visits can be accommodated.

Locations & Hours

West Ames Office

3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

515-663-4892

Location Details on West Ames Office

Hours

DayTime
Monday8am-5pm
Tuesday8am-5pm
Wednesday8am-5pm
Thursday8am-5pm
Friday8am-5pm

Services

We offer pre- and post-travel services that include advice, vaccines, and preparations addressing potential various conditions.

Recommended Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis

Routine Vaccinations

  • Hep A
  • Hep B
  • Flu shot
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever
  • Japanese encephalitis

Pre-Travel Services

  • Altitude sickness
  • Animal and insect bite prevention
  • Avian influenza (bird flu) advice and information
  • Blood clot prevention while flying
  • Checklist for things you should carry with you
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Jet lag
  • Malaria prevention
  • Medications and eyeglasses while traveling
  • Motion sickness
  • Ocean and beach precautions
  • Safety
  • Potential for exposure to sexually transmitted diseases
  • Skin protection from sunburn
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis exposure

Travel Clinic Costs

Thank you for making an appointment at McFarland Clinic Travel Clinic located within Family Medicine at 3600 Lincoln Way. We look forward to seeing you. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

What to Bring with You

Please bring past vaccination records with you to the appointment, including Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) status.

What to Expect at the Appointment

At your visit a doctor will:

  • review your itinerary

  • review your personal medical history

  • recommend vaccines

  • discuss other travel-related health concerns

Necessary vaccines will be administered at your visit. You will also be given prescriptions for medications you may need during the course of your travel.

Insurance

The cost of travel-related health assessment, counseling, and vaccines may not be covered by insurance. We will submit all charges to your insurance carrier. If your policy does not cover these costs, you will be billed at a later date. 

Please call your insurance carrier prior to your visit to determine the extent of your coverage. This could be viewed as a preventive service and can impact other preventive care in the same year.

Costs

Visit

Visit costs range as follows*:

Short, straightforward visits

  • $129 (99213 established)

  • $132 (99202 new)

Longer, more complex visits

  • $191 (99214 established)

  • $190 (99203 new)

*If you present as a family, each member could be billed a lesser charge.

Travel Vaccinations

The list of vaccinations that may be given during your encounter and estimated fees include:

  • Hepatitis A (90632) - $89

  • Hepititis A&B (90636) - $129

  • Typhoid (90691) - $120

  • Yellow Fever (90717) - $170

  • Meningoccal (90734) - $138

  • MMR (90707) - $88

  • Polio (90713) - $56

  • Tdap (90715) - $68

  • Hepatitis B (90746) - $99

  • Japanese Encephalitis (90738) - $360/shot

  • Rabies (90675) - $420/shot

  • Oral Typhoid - $80 to $100 (prescription to be filled at your pharmacy)

There is a fee for each administration of the vaccine that will vary depending on the number of shots given:

  • 90471 or 90460 - $35

  • 90472 or 90461 - each additional injection $23

If you have further questions, please call Family Medicine West/Travel Clinic at 515-663-4892.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Information

Important Note

Please note that we have a very limited supply of Yellow Fever Vaccination. It is extremely important that you notify us of any changes with your scheduled appointment or we may not have a vaccine available for you.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

As of the summer of 2017, the single nationwide manufacturer of Yellow Fever Vaccination (YF-VAX), Sanofi Pasteur, has run out of current stocks. The manufacturer is building a new facility, however, it is uncertain when it will be complete and when the vaccine will be available.

A European subsidiary of Sanofi Pasteur makes a different Yellow Fever vaccine called Stamaril. Although this vaccination is not currently approved by the FDA nationwide in the United States, the manufacturer has applied for an Extended Access Program (EAP) for Investigational New Drug Application (IND).

The McFarland Travel Clinic is excited to announce that we are one of just three clinics in the state of Iowa that has been asked to participate in the trial of Stamaril for vaccination against Yellow Fever.

Stamaril has been approved in over 70 countries and has been used for decades in Europe. The efficacy, indications, and side effect of Stamaril are nearly the same as YF-VAX. 

For more information, please contact us at 515-663-4892.

Patient Resources

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