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 able to accept walk-ins for both adult and pediatric COVID vaccinations. For all other types of appointments, we are not able to accommodate patients without an appointment. We also request that you avoid bringing children to the clinic unless they have their own scheduled appointment or need a COVID vaccination.
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 Humboldt State University and her master's degree in nursing and nurse practitioner from Sonoma State University.
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.
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.
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.
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