205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Public Health Nurse, 509-962-7515
A specially-trained public health nurse reviews immunization histories, recommends vaccines, and provides
site-specific health education and information about international travel. Call 509-962-7515 to make an
appointment, and plan to spend 60-90 minutes with the nurse. A fee of $130 is charged for international
travel consultation plus the price of vaccines administered. We recommend that you make an appointment at
least two months prior to travel, if possible. Multiple vaccinations may be recommended and an appropriate
amount of time must pass for a vaccine to become effective after it is given. If certain vaccines are not
administered soon enough to be effective by the date of travel, customs officials can delay or deny entry
into their country.
Payment is due at the time of visit. We accept cash, credit cards, personal checks, and some health insurance plans.
We can provide a copy of the billing sheet for submission to a private insurance company, if requested.
The international travel clinic consultation is conducted by a specially trained
public health nurse and will include as applicable for your travel:
You are planning the trip of a lifetime. You've been busy preparing. You've considered every detail...or have you?
Traveling to locations outside the U.S. means the possibility of coming into contact with diseases that are harmful
and potentially fatal. This may be especially true for specific populations, such as pregnant women, children and the
elderly. In many cases, you can significantly reduce the risk of acquiring various diseases or health problems while
traveling internationally. Obtaining a travel consultation from a trained public health professional can provide education
regarding recommended and required vaccinations and other information about preventing diseases and decreasing risk of
illness while abroad.
These recommendations vary according to a person's specific itinerary, the length
of travel, time of year of travel, an individual's personal health history and the
activities an individual expects to engage in while traveling. Due to complexity
of these recommendations, advice or information cannot be provided over the telephone.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.