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.

Notice: If you are planning to travel in a yellow fever zone (i.e., parts of Africa or South America), read about the current yellow fever vaccine (YF-V) shortage and alternatives.

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.

Insurance while abroad

Students on the Student Health Plan (SHP) are covered worldwide. Review your plan document to understand the requirements before your departure. 

If you have private medical insurance, your plan may not provide coverage while you travel. Call your provider to check and consider purchasing travel insurance in case of illness or serious injury. If you are traveling on University business, some benefits are covered through the University Risk Management’s contract with International SOS. This will not cover you if you are traveling on non-University business.

Appointments

Students: make an individual travel health appointment online or call 609-258-3141. If you also need a physical examination or proof of health status prior to travel, make an appointment for "travel health and physical".

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 Employee Health by calling 609-258-5035. Before your appointment, complete the Travel Planning form. We charge a fee for these services.

Phone: 
609-258-3141
Travel Health - students
McCosh Health Center, First Floor
Contact info: 
609-258-3141
Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Travel Health - employees
McCosh Health Center, First Floor
Contact info: 
609-258-5035
Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.