Medical travel and travel medicine. Similar name, but different medical specialty. Medical travel involves patients who seek health care abroad for non-emergency treatments. Travel medicine focuses on preventing injuries and the spread of infectious diseases during international travel.
With this Tip Sheet, we help you decipher the main characteristics of each specialty, including basic tips on what to look for when considering medical travel, especially if travelling to a country where infectious diseases are a risk and food and water safety are a concern.