Saint Alphonsus Health System

Travel Medicine

Travel medicine or emporiatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers. Our Travel Medicine Clinic includes pre-travel consultation and evaluation, contingency planning during travel, and post-travel follow-up and care.

Hours and Location

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1880 W. Judith Lane, Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-302-5200

I'm traveling overseas and need shots, what do I do?

  1. Complete our Travelers Questionnaire by calling 208-367-6910. Our Travel Medicine Nurse will ask you some questions regarding your trip and schedule any necessary appointments. Depending on your travel destinations and health history, you will be scheduled for a counseling appointment with either our travel physician or our travel nurse, depending on your needs. At this visit, you will also receive the needed vaccinations.
  2. Locate your previous immunization records
  3. Plan for the expense of your immunizations, most insurance plans do not cover the cost of travel immunizations and prices can vary by where you are going. See FAQs for more information.

Meet Our Staff

Vinci Anderson R.N.
Travel Medicine Nurse and Coordinator
Vinci has over ten years of experience administering immunization programs. She provides international travel counseling, helps patients understand disease risk and how to protect themselves from insect bites, diarrhea and altitude sickness while traveling. She attends conferences and webcasts organized by International Society of Travel Medicine and other agencies to receive the most updated information in international travel counseling. She has also worked under the department of Communicable Disease Control and Public Health Preparedness.

Ella Mackey, LPN
Travel Medicine Coordinator