Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine & Travel Vaccinations at Michigan Avenue Immediate Care

The physicians and staff of Michigan Avenue Immediate Care would value the opportunity to assist you in preparing for your travels, be it a business trip, an exciting adventure, an opportunity to study abroad, or volunteer travel.

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care welcomes you to walk in for a pre-travel visit with us to help you meet your travel needs. Patients often call to ask which vaccines are required for their specific destination. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) requirements and recommendations, our physicians will consult with you regarding your itinerary and provide specific recommendations to meet your individual travel medicine needs.

Our listing of vaccines is comprehensive:

  • Cholera (Vaxchora)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B Combination (Twinrix)
  • HPV (Gardasil 9)
  • Influenza – seasonal flu shot
  • Japanese Encephalitis (Ixiaro)
  • Meningitis ACWY (Menactra)
  • Meningitis Group B (Bexsero)
  • MMR
  • Pneumonia PPSV23 (Pneumovax)
  • Pneumonia PCV13 (Prevnar 13)
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tdap (Boostrix)
  • Td
  • Typhoid injectable (Typhim Vi)
  • Typhoid oral (Vivotif)
  • Varicella – Chickenpox (Varivax)
  • Varicella – Zoster (Zostavax)
  • Yellow Fever (YF-VAX – NATIONAL SHORTAGE)

What Makes Us Different

In addition to our comprehensive listing of vaccines and the quality care we provide, our patients have said that they have chosen us for the following reasons:

  • Michigan Avenue Immediate Care is a certified yellow fever vaccine clinic
  • Michigan Avenue Immediate Care does not require an appointment; patients may simply walk in to our clinic at their convenience*
  • Michigan Avenue Immediate Care offers competitive pricing.

Your Travel Clinic Visit

You will be traveling the world. Let us help you navigate your travel medicine visit.

Travel Clinic Chart

  1. You are going to be leaving the country and believe you are in need of travel shots.
  2. Michigan Avenue Immediate Care is conveniently located in the Loop of Chicago and can help you to meet your travel medicine needs. No need to make an appointment; simply walk in to the clinic when it works well for you (at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your trip; please see ‘Additional Important Information’ below).
  3. Arrive at the clinic with your identification, your vaccination record, any itinerary information you may have received and method of payment.
  4. See the doctor for your travel consultation (this consultation should be approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Receive the vaccines you have elected to receive, pay for the services rendered, the medical staff will complete your ICVP, and you wait on average 15 minutes as required by the physician to monitor your reaction to the vaccines.
  6. Safe travels!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Patients are encouraged to visit the clinic for their travel medicine consultation with the doctor and receive their vaccines 4-6 weeks in advance of their visit for reasons including but not limited to 1-the completion of vaccine schedule for efficacy, and 2) the International Certificate for Vaccines and Prophylaxis becomes valid 10 days from the date of the visit and is required for admission to many countries at the point of entry.

Forms of Payment

Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover travel medicine visits, but we do provide competitive self-pay pricing.

Michigan Avenue Immediate Care will provide you with the following documentation should you decide to submit the claim on your own to your insurance carrier:

  • Receipt of payment
  • Itemized list of services
  • Medical records

We accept the following forms of payment for your travel medicine visit and vaccines at the conclusion of your visit:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Discover

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO

BCBS PPO Plans are currently the ONLY insurance plans Michigan Avenue Immediate Care can bill for Travel Medicine visits

  • BCBS PPO patients electing to use their insurance are responsible for their Primary Care copayment at the end of their visit
  • Patients should be aware of the possibility that claims may not be covered; there are two possible outcomes:
    • Claim Denied: We will provide self-pay pricing
    • Applied to Deductible: We will be unable to discount the fees

Travel Medicine Links

We invite you to visit the following websites for additional travel medicine information: