The goal of our travel medicine clinic is to help you prepare for a safe and healthy overseas experience. When you visit us, you’ll meet with a travel medicine provider to discuss your destination and itinerary and identify any immunizations and/or tests that are recommended or required for your trip. You’ll also receive educational material specific to the countries you’ll be visiting, including current health risk information and travel advisories from the U.S. State Department. We’ll provide an international certificate of vaccination as approved by the World Health Organization and any prescriptions needed to prevent illnesses such as malaria, travelers’ diarrhea, or altitude sickness.
In order to be properly prepared for your trip, please visit our clinic at least six weeks before your planned departure, as some vaccine series require several weeks to complete and reach full effectiveness. Please bring your immunization record with you to your appointment.
We are not able to accommodate patients without an appointment. Please, no walk-ins. We also request that you avoid bringing children to the clinic unless they have their own scheduled appointment.
If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department.
We highly recommend that you review these trusted resources for in-depth information on healthy and safe international travel.
Carolyn G. Barnhart, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Clinic – Travel Medicine and Immunizations. She is also experienced in family practice.
Carolyn earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Humbolt State University and her master's degree in nursing and nurse practitioner from Sonoma State University.
Gregory Moran, NP is a board certified adult and gerontology primary care nurse practitioner specializing in travel medicine and immunizations.
Gregory earned his bachelor's degree in geography from Syracuse University and his master's degree from Columbia University.
April D. Southwick, RN, NP, MPH, MSN has a certificate in travel health through the International Society of Travel Medicine. She is the manager of St. Luke's travel and immunization clinic, and has been involved in travel medicine at St. Luke's since 2008. She began her career as a registered nurse in 1994, then earned her certification as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner in 2000. April enjoys music, spending time with her family, gardening, reading, and traveling when she has a chance.
Sarah Sparks, DNP, APRN, NP-C is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has particular interests in travel medicine, immunizations, and infectious disease. She is also experienced in the management of acute and chronic disease, and has years of experience in both primary care and specialty care.
Ms. Sparks earned both her bachelor's in nursing and her master's in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from Idaho State University. She earned her doctor of nursing practice from Frontier Nursing University, where she focused her clinical quality improvement project on the human papillomavirus vaccine. She has served as the president of Nurse Practitioners of Idaho, and is the current representative from Idaho for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.