PCA Travel Medicine Center operates at the West Salem Medical Center
PCA Travel Mecicine Center
1935 West Main St.
Salem, VA 24153
Phone (540) 302-0229 Fax (540) 389-9662
Pre-travel consultations are provided by our Travel Medicine specialist Dr. Charles Lamb. Dr. Lamb will make recommendations for vaccines and prescriptions for each individual based on their medical history, planned itinerary and style of travel, accommodations and dietary adventurousness. Special consideration is given to length of travel and specific destinations within a country.
Consultation clients are given individualized travel-related health information and up-to-date detailed country-specific travel risk information, guidelines for disease prevention (including insect defense) and certificates of immunization (including Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if appropriate).
Vaccinations are given right after the consultation, unless a different time is desired and prescriptions are provided for oral medicines. Please see our information on malaria prophylaxis, food and water precautions to prevent traveler’s diarrhea, and altitude illness.
Phone consultation, prescriptions and vaccines are available prior to travel for patients of the clinic, if the new travel is within one year and the itinerary is similar.
Our clinic also offers immunizations (travel and non-travel) for adults and children with a prescription from another physician. If you require vaccinations for travel, work, school or a Green Card but have no primary care doctor, we can provide the specific vaccinations needed. You must provide an official form, starting the vaccines required.
Vaccines routinely available:
Hemophilus Influenza B (Hib)
Combined Hepatitis A and B (Twinrix)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Influenza (for our travel patients only)
Japanese Encephalitis (JE-Vax)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Rabies (pre and post exposure)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Other products and services:
Immune globulin for temporary passive immunity
Routine TB screening (PPD test) and certificate
Please Note: TB tests are administered on Mondays and Tuesdays and read two days later. Two visits to our office are required to receive documentation.
Rabies immune globulin
other immune specific immune globulins
Post travel consultation with travel related illnesses
According to the CDC, 21% of international travelers will experience a travel related illness. The majority of these illnesses are related to an underlying medical condition or due to lack of pre-travel preparation and careful adherence to safe travel practices. Our pre-travel patients are encouraged to talk with their primary care provider before seeking a post travel appointment and referral with our physicians. Post-travel illness appointments are scheduled in our medical office.