• Travel information

    Traveling abroad can be an incredible experience! The sights, the history and the memories you take away from the trip will last a lifetime! It is important that before you travel, you make sure to prepare yourself to help prevent some not-so-positive things that might also last a lifetime, such as illness and injury. Some countries have recommendations for travelers before they arrive, so it’s important to do your research and know before you go.

  • What to research before traveling

    Before traveling abroad, here are some important topics and questions to research:

    • Are there required vaccinations for the country you’re visiting?
    • Are there recommended tools for prevention (i.e. mosquito nets) that travelers should bring with them?
    • Does your health insurance cover you in another country?
    • Do you need additional travel insurance?
    • Do you know where to go if you get sick while abroad?
    • Are the food and water safe for human consumption in the country you’re visiting?
    • Are there medications you should take while abroad to prevent illness (i.e. malaria or traveler’s diarrhea prevention medication)?
  • Before travel check-up

    Before traveling abroad, you can arrange a travel appointment with our primary care clinicians to obtain travel counseling, travel physicals and vaccinations required for travel. We offer:

    • Travel vaccines
      • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap)
      • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
      • Typhoid
      • Yellow fever
      • Japanese encephalitis
      • Polio booster
      • Rabavert
      • Influenza
      • MMR
    • Travel physicals
    • Country specific travel counseling and advice
    • Prescriptions for illness prevention for malaria or traveler’s diarrhea
    • Insurance Information
  • Schedule an appointment

    Consider making an appointment at University Health Service 4-6 weeks before your trip. (Note: the cost of travel vaccinations is not included under the Health Fee. Check with your health insurance plan for details on vaccination coverage). Call 323-2778 (APPT) to schedule an appointment.