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Health Services

Infectious Diseases / Travel Medicine

We provide services for active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, retirees and dependents. The public health technician will create a destination-specific health protection recommendation report that provides country specific travel recommendations and a summary of the preventive measures the traveler should take prior to departure, while traveling, and upon return (as applicable). The report will include:

  • Environment health and endemic disease threats and applicable countermeasures
  • Medical entry requirements (if applicable)
  • Immunization requirements
  • Malaria risk and prophylaxis recommendations
  • Other health/safety concerns as applicable or as requested by traveler

Travel Medicine appointments should be scheduled four weeks prior to departure date to ensure adequate time to complete preventative medicine recommendations (exceptions may be made in case of emergency travel).

The Infectious Disease program also known as the Community Health section can provides surveillance and education to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases that pose a risk to the local community. Some of the surveillance includes:

  • Vector Surveillance Program; Note: Service members, retirees and/or dependents may bring a tick that has been attached to them to the Public Health office to be sent off for identification and testing
  • Animal Bite Program
  • Tuberculosis Program
  • Food Safety and Sanitation Program
  • Communicable Disease Program

Contact Us

Location: 90 Vandenberg Drive, Building 1900

Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed the first Thursday afternoon of every month for readiness training

Telephone: 781-225-6295

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.