Welcome to the Travel Clinic. It is recommended that you schedule your Travel Clinic appointment as soon as you know your travel plans. Please fill out the International Travel Medical Questionnaire (PDF) in advance of your visit and fax the completed form to 814-867-2584 (Attention: Travel Clinic), or drop off the completed form at the Information Desk in the Student Health Center. Please note your Travel Clinic appointment will be scheduled upon receipt of this questionnaire.
Travelers are seen by weekday appointment only. We recommend that you schedule your appointment at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance as some immunization series may take several months to complete. Please call 814-863-0774 and ask to speak with the travel receptionist. When making an appointment travelers are asked for their itinerary, specifically which countries they will be visiting.
Preparing for your Travel Clinic appointment
After your International Travel Medical Questionnaire has been received and your appointment has been scheduled, please bring to your appointment the following:
- List of current medications and dosages, medical conditions, allergies, and recent hospitalizations/surgeries.
- Flights, stops for refueling, transit/border crossings to other countries will be important in order to determine need for Yellow Fever and/or other vaccines.
- Immunization records (infant/preschool through high school, college entrance, emergency department visits, occupational, military, seasonal, or previous travel records) or vaccine titers (blood test).
- If you have received a previous “International Certificate of Vaccine” record please bring this with you.
- If you are age 60 or older, an order from your primary care provider will be necessary to administer Yellow Fever vaccine if needed. Bring this prescription to your appointment or fax to Travel Clinic at 814-867-2584.
- We encourage you to have food and beverage prior to your appointment.
- It is important that you arrive to your appointment on time and check in at the kiosk and/or register with the receptionist. Your visit will last approximately one hour. There is a 15 minute waiting period after most vaccinations.
- Changes or additions in your itinerary, notify Travel clinic:
- Fax to 814-867-2584. Attention: Travel Clinic
- Call the receptionist at Student Health Center at 814-863-0774 and ask to speak with the travel receptionist.
The Travel Clinic utilizes TRAVAX, a computer software program which is updated weekly with information from the Centers for Disease Control, the State Department, and international travelers.
There is a $60.00 charge for Travel Clinic consultations. Additional fees for immunizations and medications may also apply. Most insurance carriers do not cover fees related to Travel Clinic visits; however, some routine immunizations may be covered. Please consult your insurance carrier for coverage. Insurance information will be collected at the time of check-in if you would like UHS to bill your insurance. Faculty, staff, and students should provide an account number if your department is paying for your Travel Clinic fees.
Cancel travel appointments 24 hours in advance to avoid a “no show” fee.
Please access the websites below to become familiar with your destination, traveler’s health topics, and additional information after you return home. The CDC “Yellow Book” is a valuable resource on health information for international travel and can be downloaded on iTunes.
Center for Disease Control - http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
Shoreland travel services - www.tripprep.com/scripts/main/default.asp
U.S Department of State - www.travel.state.gov/
Traveler's Diarrhea - http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/travelers-diarrhea
Malaria - http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/
Yellow Fever vaccination - http://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/
Vaccine Information Statements - http://www.immunize.org/vis/