National School of Tropical Medicine


The National School of Tropical Medicine offers clinical services.  The Director of Medical Education along with other faculty members renders clinical services in the Tropical Medicine Clinic and BCM Travel Medicine Clinic.

BCM Travel Medicine

Baylor Travel Medicine, an affiliate of the National School of Tropical Medicine, opened in May 10, 2012, offers medications, immunizations, counseling, and information customized for each patient’s health needs.  This includes current reports about health conditions in countries worldwide for individuals, groups, and corporations.  The Travel Medicine Services housed within Baylor Clinic provide:

  • Pre-travel health evaluations to determine potential health risks while abroad
  • Comprehensive and current health and safety information risks specific to your destination
  • Immunizations required or recommended for entering particular countries and International Certificate of Vaccination ("yellow booklet") documentation for yellow fever vaccinations
  • Advice on items to include in personal travel medicine kit
  • Prescriptions for medications to prevent or treat travel-related illnesses
  • Suggestions on how to purchase insurance for emergency medical care abroad and, if necessary, for medical evacuation to the United States
  • Post-travel fever or illness evaluation

Tropical Medicine Clinic

The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine has established a Tropical Medicine Clinic at the Harris Health System's Smith Clinic in the Texas Medical Center.

The Tropical Medicine Clinic opened Oct. 6, 2011, and specializes in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases. The mission of the Clinic is to prevent, diagnose, and treat common and neglected tropical diseases in the Houston metropolitan population and to improve occupational health for those working in regions where tropical diseases thrive.