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Hen House International Travel Clinic

Why schedule a consultation before your trip?

  • Millions of US residents travel abroad each year, but only a few receive the recommended immunizations prior to departure!
    • Receiving recommended immunizations will help keep you and your travel companions healthy during your trip.
  • Our specially trained pharmacists can help you prepare for an upcoming trip by reviewing your travel itinerary and providing personalized recommendations based on your destinations.
    • Our pharmacies use a database that is updated daily with information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • In-depth travel consultations are also available for $35 per session.
    • We recommend a one-on-one consultation if you are a novice international traveler, if you are traveling to rural or remote areas, or if you will be traveling for at least 14 days.
  • We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive pricing with other local pharmacies, physician offices, and health departments.
    • Many preventative vaccines are covered by prescription insurance plans, but some travel vaccines are not. We will attempt to bill all recommended vaccines and provide you with a price quote before you receive the service.

Who should have a travel consultation?

  • We serve all types of patients!
    • Individuals and families
    • Mission trip volunteers
    • Students traveling or studying abroad
    • Routine vaccinations
  • Consultations and vaccinations are available by appointment.

When should I schedule my appointment?

  • We recommend scheduling your personal consultation as soon as your travel itinerary is set.
    • Although most vaccines become effective in one to two weeks, some require multiple doses and up to six months to be fully effective!
    • Most travelers should have a consultation at least 4 to 6 weeks before departure.

What information will I receive during a one-on-one travel consultation?

  • General health consultation
    • Our pharmacists will review your health history, vaccine history, trip itinerary, and general precautionary measures based on your destination
    • Our travel health specialists will provide you with relevant information based on your travel destinations, including:
      • Malaria and dengue fever prevention
      • Food and water-borne illnesses
      • Parasitic infection prevention
      • General preventive measures to stay healthy while traveling
  • Custom report of immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based on your travel destination
  • Prescription consultation to prevent diseases that you may be exposed to during your trip, such as malaria or traveler’s diarrhea.
    • We will work with your primary care provider to obtain all appropriate prescriptions needed.
  • Travel supplies
    • From the common (sunscreen, travel-sized products, first aid kits, insect repellant) to the uncommon (mosquito netting, water purification tablets), our pharmacists can recommend a variety of products to promote safe and healthy travels!

Which travel vaccines are available?

  • Most vaccines are available for order within one business day. We routinely stock many of the following immunizations:
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza
    • Japanese Encephalitis
    • Meningococcal
    • Pneumococcal
    • Polio booster
    • Rabies (pre- and post-exposure)
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis
    • Typhoid Fever
    • Yellow Fever (state-certified)

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • Payment is required at the time of service. We accept cash, personal check, and credit or debit cards.

Which Hen House Pharmacies offer these services?

Blackbob Hen House
13600 S Blackbob, Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 782-2039
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am-7 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-3 pm

Deer Creek
6900 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223
(913) 814-9355
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am-8 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-3 pm

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Not traveling abroad, but still in need of immunizations? Our pharmacies stock the following vaccines at all times – no prescription required!

  • Seasonal influenza
    • Available fall and winter
      • Kansas Stores: Any patient over 6 years old
      • Missouri Stores: Any patient over 12 years old
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
    • Available year round
      • Kansas Stores: Any patient over 50 years old
      • Missouri Stores: Any patient over 60 years old
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia)
    • Available year round
    • Ask your pharmacist if you are eligible for this vaccine
  • Meningococcal (meningitis)
    • Available year round
    • Ask your pharmacist if you are eligible for this vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis (Tdap)
    • Available year round
    • Ask your pharmacist if you are eligible for this vaccine
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
    • Available year round
    • Ask your pharmacist if you are eligible for this vaccine