Blanchard Valley Medical Practices

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Infectious Disease & Travel Medicine

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Our team of professionals see patients who have had recurrent problems with common infections or have uncommon infections. This may include skin infections, heart valve infections, bone and joint infections, HIV, hepatitis C and others. Arrangements can be made for patients needing intravenous antibiotics which can be done in the home, at an outpatient infusion center or in a nursing home. In addition, our staff will provide travel consultations, immunizations and immigration physicals.

Travel Consultations

If you are planning on going to a developing nation our team is able to provide a specialty area of medicine called travel medicine or emporiatrics. This specialty area allows a customized recommendation to be made regarding a person’s medical problems, duration of stay and itinerary. Our team will also see patients without referrals who are going to developing nations and need immunizations, prescriptions and education to avoid diarrhea, hepatitis, yellow fever, typhoid fever and malaria. More information below.

Immunizations

Patients who need immunizations can bring in an order from their primary care physician for their necessary shots.

Immigration Physicals

Patients needing an immigration physical can call and schedule an appointment. Our team will provide all required immunizations, tuberculosis skin tests and necessary blood tests.

To schedule an appointment with our infectious disease team call 419.429.7637.

Immigration Physical $230 Per Person
This appointment amount will not be billed to insurance. Insurance companies will deny immigration physicals. The amount will be your responsibility and we ask that you have the payment ready at the time of your visit. 

Please bring the following with you at the time of your appointment:

  • Photo ID/Passport
  • Insurance card
  • Record of prior vaccines from primary care physician or health department
  • Immigration physical paperwork (I-693) printed from USCIS.gov - top portion needs to be completed, DO NOT SIGN

Travel Appointment $135 Per Person

(or group is $80 per person) If this is a follow-up from a previous travel trip, the appointment cost is $45. This appointment amount will not be billed to insurance. Insurance companies will deny travel appointments. The amount will be your responsibility, and we ask that you have the payment ready at the time of your visit.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Record of prior vaccines from primary care physician or health department
  • Name of city and country traveling too

Cost of Vaccines & Lab

Vaccines and lab work are not included in the above appointment prices. During your appointment, Dr. Ratnasamy will determine recommendations for vaccines and/or if any blood work is required during your appointment. You will be presented with the vaccines’ price prior to receiving them and can determine if you would like to proceed with receiving them.

The vaccines for travel and Immigration are not always covered by insurance. We will submit all vaccines to your insurance. Any remaining cost will be your responsibility.