Monday, December 10, 2012

Medical Credentialing Services

Passport Health is a Superior Provider of Medical Credentialing Services


Passport Health has worked with large pharmaceutical companies and individuals providing medical credentialing services. Before working in a hospital or other healthcare facility staff must be properly immunized and screened for communicable diseases. We understand the urgency to clear individuals for vital roles in the healthcare industry.

The Process:

Whether you need a Hepatitis B, MMR, or Varicella immunization or Titers performed to verify protection we are happy to see you in one of our locations. We obtain all proper medical releases to provide feedback to your organization that you are cleared for employment. These services are available on a one on one basis, however Passport Health is also able to provide on-site services to groups such as medical schools, nursing schools and pharmaceutical companies.

Convenient and Thorough Solutions:

Requirements vary form company to company and facility to facility before clearing an individual for work, Passport Health is able to provide a convenient and quick solution for you and or your company including the proper documentation. Please call us to obtain more detailed information and to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations or on-site at your company or organization.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flu Shot Clinics for Corporations

A flu immunization program can increase company productivity, reduce absenteeism and medical costs and show employees that your company cares about them and their health. Corporations lose millions each year because their employees become ill. Absence due to sickness causes lost time and slowed productivity. Most importantly, ill employees can spread the disease; suffer pain, discomfort, and even lost wages – sometimes needlessly. Call or click us today to schedule your First Class on site Flu Shot Clinic 1-800-741-0504

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Passport Health of Greater Philadelphia is a Proud ISTM Member

When planning an international trip please remember the following.

Over 700 million travellers cross international borders annually. However, studies suggest that only a very small percent seek pre-travel health advice, and typically from practitioners who are ill equipped to provide current and accurate information. Travel medicine has become increasingly complex due to dynamic changes in global infectious disease epidemiology, changing patterns of drug resistance, and a rise in the number of travellers with chronic health conditions.

Passport Health of Greater Philadelphia is a Proud ISTM Member.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Passport Health of Philadelphia has a new website!

Passport Health in the Greater Philadelphia has a new website.

We are your one stop source for pre departure travel immunizations.

Please click us and have a look around.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Get Vaccinated for Whooping Cough!

Some news from across the river....

Eight children in Hunterdon County NJ, have recently been diagnosed with whooping cough — including those whose families declined to have them vaccinated or failed to get all of their necessary shots, state and county health officials said today.
An Ocean County health department spokeswoman also confirmed two infants who developed symptoms in December have been diagnosed with the highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection.
The infected children in Hunterdon County range in age from 4 to 15, and are all getting treated at home, said Carl Rachel, spokesman for the Hunterdon County Division of Public Health.
Whooping cough mimics the symptoms of a cold but then develops into "uncontrolled coughing spells," according to the county website. Nationally, the illness annually kills 10 to 20 people who are typically less than a year old, the website said.
New Jersey requires children enrolled in preschool or day care public to be vaccinated against whooping cough, also known as pertussis. But state law allows parents to cite religion and medical conditions as a reason to seek an exemption.
Most people can avoid contracting the infection — spread by coughing and sneezing — with a series of four shots beginning when a child is two months old. Public health professionals recommend people ages 10 to 64 get booster shots.
Of the eight children sickened in Hunterdon County, "several were immunized; of those immunized cases, some did not have the complete series of pertussis vaccines appropriate for their age," said state health department spokeswoman Donna Leusner.
"Vaccines in general are not 100 percent effective in preventing infections, but vaccinations still can lessen the degree of illness, even if a child is not fully immunized," she said.
Rose Puelle of the Hunterdon County Division of Public Health Preparedness, confirmed some of the sick children "were vaccinated in the past, and some not for personal or medical reasons."
"Most people who complete a vaccine series including the recommended boosters have the maximum protection available to prevent illness," Puelle said. "It affords everyone in the community, including those most susceptible such as infants and immuno-compromised, the best chance of avoiding the serious consequences of disease."
In Ocean County, neither of the infected infants was vaccinated against whooping cough, county health department spokeswoman Leslie Terjesen. Both babies required hospital care, although one has since been discharged, she said.
A vocal minority of parents oppose mandatory vaccines. Sue Collins, co-founder of the New Jersey Alliance for Informed Choice in Vaccination, said vaccines are not guarantees against disease. "I know that Hunterdon had several cases a few years ago and those were in vaccinated children," she wrote in an e-mail. "From what I understand now, the strain of pertussis seems to be circulating in some communities and other states does not match the strain in the vaccines."
Since January 2011, 51 confirmed cases of whooping cough in New Jersey have been reported to the state health department. In 2009, health officials confirmed 39 cases of whooping cough in Hunterdon County.
The outbreak in Hunterdon began in the fall, according to the state.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Varicella Lollipop Scam Alert

Authorities and doctors are warning parents who want to avoid chicken pox vaccines for their children that a new mail-order scheme to share lollipops licked by children infected with the disease as a way to create immunity in their kids is not only unsafe but illegal.
“Can you imagine getting a package in the mail from this complete stranger that you know from Facebook because you joined a group, and say here, drink this purported spit from some other kid?” U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin told The Associated Press.
News reports from Phoenix’s KPHO-TV and Nashville’s WSMV-TV this week looked into groups forming on social media sites like Facebook that offer ways to get “natural immunity” from chicken pox by deliberately exposing children to the disease.
Concerns about the vaccine range from worries about whether some of the ingredients are harmful to children, to fears that the vaccine itself is ineffective and would only be creating only short-term immunity to the disease.
Facebook groups such as “Find a Pox Party in Your Area” have popped up — offering ways for people to connect and share the virus through infected items, according to the TV news reports.
Doctors warn that the practice is not only impractical, but it’s dangerous.
Isaac Thomsen, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, told the AP that shipping the infected items is “theoretically possible” but “probably not an effective way to transmit it. It typically has to be inhaled.”
But Thomsen also warned that the lollipops could carry other more dangerous viruses, like hepatitis.
It is also federal crime to send diseases, viruses or a contagion through the post office or any mail transport service and carries a sentence between less than a year to 20 years if convicted, according to Martin.
In 1995, the chickenpox vaccine, varicella, was approved for use in the United States. Every state requires every child be vaccinated before they can enter day care or school.
There are some exceptions that vary state to state, including proof that the child has contracted the virus on his or her own and as parents who refrain from getting their children vaccinated due to religious reasons.
ABC News’ Emily Friedman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Call 215-491-1111 for an appointment for your varicella vaccination