Travel Health

We provide services for pre- and post-international travel needs for students and employees (and their dependents, 16 and older). These services are available by appointment only.

Individual Travel Health

We recommend that students and employees make an appointment four to six weeks prior to international travel. Travel health appointments will teach you about country-specific risks and precautions and how to stay healthy while traveling. Our advice is based on CDC Guidelines.

If you have a chronic medical condition, are pregnant, or are traveling to Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the NIS of the former Soviet Union, and the South Pacific (except Australia and New Zealand), you require an advanced travel health appointment. 

If you are an international student or immigrant returning home to visit friends and relatives (VFRs), you may be at higher risk for travel-related infectious diseases. We recommend you complete the Travel Health questionnaire, and review the Travel Health and Safety information prior to departure. Even if you are traveling last minute, you may benefit from travel planning (e.g., partial immunization protection).

Group Travel Health

We recommend that students and employees make an appointment four to six weeks prior to international travel. 

Students: if your professor, administrator, or student group leader has arranged for group travel health, you will be required to attend a group travel health and safety presentation and will receive additional travel advice through email. You will not need to make an individual travel health appointment. 

Travel Immunizations

If you are a student and need travel immunizations, they can be started during your travel health appointment. You may need additional immunization appointments to complete all recommended immunizations. Make your travel health appointment as early as possible.

If you are an employee, most immunizations will be administered during the travel health appointment. 

Travel-Related Prescriptions

If you or your destination require prescription medications, we will provide prescriptions and detailed instructions.

Medical Evaluations Upon Return (For students)

When you return, we recommend that you make a medical appointment for any illnesses that have occurred while traveling abroad.

Coverage overseas

Princeton University works with International SOS to provide medical support and medical insurance while abroad on University-affiliated trips. Read more information about the coverage you receive through ISOS.

If you experience any illness, injury or animal bite while traveling on University business, contact ISOS immediately to help coordinate your care.

In addition, students on the Student Health Plan (SHP) are covered worldwide. Review your plan document (.pdf) to understand the requirements before your departure. 


Students: To request a medical telehealth or in-person appointment (at McCosh Health Center), visit the MyUHS online portal and complete the Medical Appointment Request form, under the “Forms” section. You may also call the UHS front desk at 609-258-3141 to schedule. If you also need a physical examination or proof of health status prior to travel, indicate need for "travel health and physical" appointment.

If you are a faculty member, administrator or student leader requesting travel health advice for a group trip you are planning, complete a request form.

Employees: make a travel health appointment through Occupational Health Services by calling 609-258-5035. Before your appointment, you will be asked to complete a Travel Planning form. We charge a fee for these services.

Travel Health - students
McCosh Health Center, First Floor
Contact info: 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Travel Health - employees
McCosh Health Center, First Floor
Contact info: 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.