8 September 2023
In the last few years, we’ve seen a worrying trend:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria cases have been on the rise since 2016.
Even more alarming:
The sharpest increase ever recorded (13 million) occurred between 2019 and 2020.
Malaria is “morphing” into a greater threat – especially for travelers.
Always remember to:
But the tricky part:
Many doctors agree insect repellent and full-length clothing isn’t enough. This is why many travelers still contract malaria.
And while most travelers consult a doctor for Malaria Prevention medication these days – especially to take before traveling – a few problems often arise:
Many travelers can’t even locate a travel clinic either – due to limited access.
Scrambling “last-minute” is not ideal.
This allows you to “skip the line” and connect with a doctor from anywhere – for a consultation on your own time & schedule.
No need to go anywhere, you can do it right from home.
Plus, you don’t have to search around for a doctor. That’s the beauty of remote telehealth.
When prescribed – a telehealth company will ship medication to your doorstep.
There’s no risk of stockouts or unavailability.
Travelers love this, because it removes that pesky “doubt & uncertainty” in the back of your mind – wondering if you’ll get the meds you need.
It’s 2023, you shouldn’t have to worry about that.
The downside – you need to do this further in-advance, before you leave.
We recommend an online consultation at least 1 week before you depart.
Certain telehealth companies (like Runway Health) provide access to a doctor after your meds arrive too.
Have any questions? Not sure about something?
A physician is available to chat with remotely – before, during, and after your travels.
Travel clinics & primary care won’t offer this.
With travel clinics & primary care… pricing is often uncertain.
This especially frustrates travelers – once they’re hit with a shockingly-high bill.
It’s another reason to use a telehealth provider – you get 100% transparent pricing.
The exact cost beforehand.
And since it’s done remotely, the prices are often lower – typically around $30-50 for a consultation.