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Travel Medicine

Every year more than 40 million people from industrialized countries travel to developing and tropical regions of the world. Our travel medicine team will ensure that you have the information and immunizations you need for a safe and healthy trip outside of the United States. We’ll provide you with up-to-date information on infectious diseases, preventive health, and environmental concerns information that is vital for all travelers, along with travel advisories specific to your itinerary.

Highlights & Resources

  • Facilities & Locations

Our travel medicine specialists will ensure that you have up-to-date, vital information on infectious diseases, preventive health, and environmental concerns, as well as travel advisories specific to your itinerary.


  • Location & Contact Info

    520 S. Eagle Rd.
    Suite 1221
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 706-7200

Providers

  • Travel Medicine

    Biography

    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 Humboldt State University and her master's degree in nursing and nurse practitioner from Sonoma State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Travel Medicine

    Biography

    Jerrimi E. Helmick, RN, MN, FNP-C is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She began her career as an RN in a family medicine clinic prior to completing her master’s degree and certification as an FNP.  She worked in oncology with St. Luke’s Cancer Institute for many years before joining the Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic. 

    Jerrimi earned her associate's degree in nursing at Treasure Valley Community College, then both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at Oregon Health and Science University. She was born and raised in the western Treasure Valley, and is passionate about providing care to this community. Jerrimi speaks some Spanish, particularly medical Spanish, and takes any opportunity to utilize and improve the proficiency of her second language.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Travel Medicine

    Biography

    April D. Southwick, RN, NP, MPH, MSN has a Certificate in Travel Health™ through the International Society of Travel Medicine and is the manager of St. Luke's Travel and Immunization Clinic. She began her career as a registered nurse, then earned her certification as an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner.

    In her free time, April enjoys music, spending time with her family, gardening, reading, and traveling when she has a chance.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Travel Medicine

    Biography

    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 has a Certificate in Travel Health™ from the International Society of Travel Medicine. She is also experienced in the management of acute and chronic disease.

    Sarah earned both her bachelor's degree in nursing and her master's degree 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. Sarah brings years of experience in both primary care as well as specialty care to her patients.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments