At the Washington Travel Clinic,
we do our best to accommodate your schedule. Our clients find that
our online appointment scheduling service is extremely convenient; it allows
for secure registration and for making, rescheduling and canceling
appointments with a few clicks, 24/7. Appointment confirmations and reminders
are automatically sent to you via e-mail.
Our office is conveniently located near the Farragut West metro station.
We are paperless and we strive to be green. We use electronic charts and there are no forms or questionnaires to fill out. Even our sign-in sheet is electronic.
At the Washington Travel Clinic
you are seen by a physician specializing in Infectious Diseases and
Travel Medicine. Dr. Akl answers the phone personally and will discuss
your concerns, if any, prior to your visit. During
your visit, Dr. Akl will review your medical history and itinerary – this
allows him to determine which vaccines you should receive and what
other preventive measures you should take.
Dr. Akl personally administers
the necessary vaccines during the same visit. His use of very thin
needles makes your experience almost painless. Administered vaccines
are recorded on an International
Certificate of Vaccination, which is provided to you during the same visit.
Information on travel precautions
is discussed and sent to you via e-mail at the time of your visit.
Prescriptions are provided as needed and for your convenience can
be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice -- this way your
medicines will be ready for you to pick-up when you get to the pharmacy. Blood
tests, when needed, are drawn on location.
Follow-up appointments and payments
are conveniently made in the same exam room, which is why our clients
call us a one-stop shop. Testimonials describe the experience as “painless,” “easy,” “efficient,” “fast” and “convenient.” Upon request, your physician
is sent a letter documenting the vaccines you received. A copy
of your medical records is a mouse-click away and is sent to you
via e-mail upon request.
In case of an emergency, you can
reach Dr. Akl personally 24/7 by phone. If a consultation is needed
after your trip because of illness, Dr. Akl is available to see you
and your initial visit is free if you had a full consultation before
Our regular travel visit fee is $60 per person, which includes a full travel
consultation. Families are charged a flat $110 fee. The regular visit
fee is valid for one
year during which follow-up visits and requests for prescription refills
are free of charge. If only one vaccine is needed and no consultation
is requested, the visit fee is $30. For
non-travelers requesting vaccines (e.g. for immigration, work, school,
etc.) the visit fee is $30.
The cost of the various vaccines
offered is listed in the Pricing section. We do not charge a visit fee for the flu, shingles and HPV vaccines.
Charges for physicals depend on the complexity of the exam. Please click on Pricing for additional information.