Local Travel Health Clinic

Destination Health Travel Clinic is a Massachusetts owned and independently operated travel medicine service with three convenient locations; Springfield – Longmeadow , Natick-Framingham, and Braintree-South Shore.   We welcome patients from all parts of Massachusetts and regularly see residents from other states like Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont  in search of a travel clinic near them.  Many doctor offices, pharmacies, and boards of health don’t have access to specialty immunizations and refer patients to our clinics.  

Good health is priceless, and many diseases can be prevented with vaccination, planning, and medication.  We won’t have you waiting in a crowded lobby well past your appointment time only to find out the vaccines you need aren’t available.  Because we specialize in traveler’s health, we keep hard-to-find vaccines stocked like Yellow Fever, Typhoid Fever, Human Rabies vaccine, Polio, Japanese Encephalitis, and Cholera. 

We also offers vaccines for healthy living for anyone not traveling like college students in need of meningitis vaccine, veterinarians looking for the rabies vaccine, or restaurant workers in need of hepatitis A vaccine.

Frequently Asked Questions


A referral is not required to be seen for an appointment at Destination Health Travel Clinic.

Yes, once your appointment is confirmed, a secure online questionnaire will be sent to your email.  Once submitted, you do not need to download or print your answers. 

No.  Patient consultations typically last 30 – 60 minutes and must be scheduled in advance by booking online or calling our office. 

Yes! We can accommodate up to 4 people in a group appointment. Keep in mind that specific health questions may be asked as part of the visit.  If you are not comfortable sharing details about your health history in a group setting it is best to schedule an individual appointment.

Please arrive with any personal vaccine records, including childhood cards in order for the nurse to provide you the best recommendations for your trip.  Photos of vaccine records are helpful too!

Yes, any immunizations you choose to receive will be given during the first appointment and your vaccination record will be updated or a new record printed for you.

Some vaccines do require multiple shots (boosters) within the first few weeks/month.  At the end of your first appointment, a follow-up visit will be scheduled.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies

Other vaccines may need to be repeated after a few years like Typhoid Fever.  


Yes, if you are traveling to a country or region where malaria is a risk, a prescription for malaria is included in the office visit fee. 

An electronic prescription will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice after your appointment.  

Destination Health is not a primary care provider and cannot provide prescriptions outside of our scope of pracitce. 

In some cases, a prescription for traveler’s diarrhea and/or high altitude sickness can be sent to your pharmacy via electronic ordering. 


Yes! Destination Health Travel Clinic is Yellow Fever vaccination site authorized by the CDC and are registered with Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The clinic has an official Yellow Fever stamp that is placed inside the “yellow card.”

During your appointment, the Yellow Fever vaccine will be documented in an immunization booklet commonly known as the “yellow card.”  It’s official name is the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP).  

The nurse will also use an official stamp and fill the “yellow card” out completely using your name from a government issued ID.  


As part of your appointment, staff will discuss recommended or required vaccines based on the country you are traveling to.  Your immunization and health history are considered before providing specific recommendations and to ensure you can safely receive the vaccines.

Staff at Destination Health Travel Clinic are specially trained to follow CDC and World Health Organization guidelines and have access to up-to-date country and region specific information to ensure you get the vaccines needed. 

Yes, if you give consent, a record of any vaccines you receive will be securely sent to your medical provider’s office. 

Additionally, all vaccines will be reported electronically to the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).  MIIS is a state-wide system for reporting immunizations to ensure an electronic version of your vaccine history is always available regardless of where you receive your shots. 

Payments and Cancellations

If you cancel less than 48 hours before your appointment, you will be charged a $50 fee.

We accept all credit cards including American Express and Discover and debit cards. 

Cash is also accepted but not preferred.

Destination Health Travel Clinic is not in network with health insurance plans.  Any vaccinations received, including the fee for the office visit will be charged at the end of the appointment.  

Many health insurance plans do not cover travel vaccinations and required their members to pay out-of-pocket. 

Yes, at the end of your appointment, you will receive an itemized invoice, also known as a Superbill, showing insurance codes and charges you paid.  If you choose, you can send this to your health plan and sometimes it will apply to your deductible or you may receive a refund from your insurance plan. 

Confidentiality and Privacy

Our Promise To You


We are passionate about travel medicine and strive to provide patients with the knowledge and vaccines to keep them healthy for their journey


You won't feel like a number at Destination Health. You'll meet with friendly and caring staff that will help put you at ease before receiving any vaccines


Our concierge-style clinic means your appointment will start and end on time, and you'll get clear upfront answers to questions