Infectious Disease

Children's Health Service Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Director: Janak Patel MD

Travel Medicine Clinic

The Pediatric Specialty Clinics at UTMB offer Travel Medicine consultations for children and adults who plan to travel to areas of high risk, this includes all countries in the tropics and other underdeveloped countries or rapidly developing countries such as China, Brazil, India and Mexico. This also includes possible participation in high risk activities, including mountain climbing, diving and trekking. It is best if we see you 4-6 weeks before your trip.  At your consultation, you can expect to receive:

  • Extensive counseling on health precautions during foreign travel
  • Country-specific written brochures
  • Administration of appropriate preventive vaccines
  • Pharmacy prescriptions for prevention and treatment of travel-related diseases
  • Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus, Yellow Fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, and more..


Patients can call to discuss the travel itinerary and to obtain cost estimates

  • Charges include the costs to consult with the infectious disease specialist and to receive vaccines
  • All charges require immediate payment by cash, credit card or check
  • An estimate will be given about the costs when the appointment is scheduled

Clinic Hours and Locations

For the best results, we recommend you visit us at least 4 weeks prior to departure, however, we are flexible and can accommodate later travel dates.

Travel Clinic Hours: 
Monday 8:30 and - 11:30 am (League City)
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:30 pm (Galveston Island East - PCP)
Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 am (League City)
Friday 8:30 - 11:00 am (League City)

Specialty Care Clinic, League City is located at 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
Specialty Care Clinic, Galveston Island East is located at 400 Harborside Drive Suite 103



400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases