Travel Medicine

International travel is fun and exciting, but it is also important to stay healthy while you are abroad. Many diseases that are not found in the United States are found in other areas of the world, which can place a traveler at risk. Immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, antibiotics for travelers' diarrhea, as well as travel advice specific for your travel destination and activities are available from the Health Center.

Students who require travel medicine consultation (typically those traveling to places other than Western Europe, Canada and Australia) should schedule a travel medicine appointment at least 6 weeks prior to their scheduled departure. Available vaccines include hepatitis A and B, typhoid, polio, meningococcal, pneumovax, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), HPV (Human Papillomavirus), and seasonal influenza vaccines.

To find a clinic that provides the yellow fever vaccine, click here

Appointments can be scheduled at MyUHealthChart. Please be sure to bring your travel itinerary and vaccination records to your appointment.

Referring to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel site will also better prepare you for the travel medicine appointment. Students with the Health Center sponsored insurance are encouraged to review their travel benefits prior to their departure.

The charge for travel services is billed directly to Aetna for students covered by the University sponsored insurance plan. For students without the University sponsored insurance plan, charges can be submitted to most insurance companies, however, amount of reimbursement varies. Please contact your insurance company for information about your travel medicine coverage, co-payments, coinsurance and deductibles. For students insured by the insurance companies that we are unable to bill (out of state HMO's, international insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare), charges are collected at the time of visit

A statement of charges can be viewed at MyUHealthChart. Once charges have been submitted to your insurance company and the claim has been processed, you will receive an explanation of benefits (E.O.B.) from your insurance provider. If there is a remaining balance after the insurance claim has been processed, it will be added to your Canelink account.

If for any reason students do NOT want us to bill their insurance provider, we will accept direct payment at the time of service. 

Students enrolled in the University sponsored Aetna insurance plan are eligible for global emergency assistance services when traveling abroad. Services are provided by Global Medical Management (800) 898-3344).  Students with other insurance plans may purchase this additional coverage, more information is available on our student insurance webpage.

Coverage limits under the Premium Plan include:

  • Medical Evacuation: Covered up to $100,000.
  • Medical Repatriation: Covered up to $25,000.
  • Non-Medical Repatriation: Covered up to $5,000
  • Return of Remains: Covered up to $10,000
  • Transportation to visit a hospitalized student: Covered up to $5,000
  • Transportation to return companion: Covered up to $5,000
  • Transportation to return minor children: Covered up to $5,000
  • Hospital admission guarantee: $5,000
  • 24 hr AD&D: Covered up to $10,000
Please keep in mind, should you need medical care while abroad, payment may be required at the time of service. Please keep all invoices and receipts to allow you to submit for reimbursement of any eligible expenses upon your return. You may also wish to purchase additional travel insurance for services not provided by this plan.