Travel Clinic

Traveling? Put Us First On Your Itinerary!

Pre-travel appointments are available to all UA students, faculty, and staff who are planning on traveling out of the country.  A pre-travel appointment from a clinician familiar with travel is an important step in preparing for international travel. Ideally, this visit should take place at least 4-6 weeks before travel.

 

Pre-Travel Appointments

Appointments can be via telehealth or in-person. Call (520) 621-9202 to schedule your appointment.

They include:

  • A discussion of recommended immunizations
    • you must have a pre-travel appointment to receive the following travel vaccines: yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and typhoid
  • Prophylactic medications (such as anti-malarial drugs and anti-diarrheal)
  • Specific health advice for preventing and treating other illnesses the traveler may encounter
  • Current destination information including:

 

  • personal safety
  • current travel advisories
  • consular contact information
  • food/water safety
  • insect precautions
  • recent disease outbreaks
  • local transportation information
  • country-specific requirements and/or recommendations
  • diseases present in travel destinations
  • local transportation information
  • cultural awareness
  • available medical care in destination
  • other destination-specific recommendations

 

Additional Information For Your Pre-Travel Appointment

  • Do not make your appointment too early or too late before travel.
    • Too early: You may not received up-to-date travel information, your health status could change, you may not know your exact itinerary, or you may need longer immunity from some vaccines (ex. Typhoid injectable immunity lasts two years).
    • Too late: vaccines may not be effective if travel is in less than 10 days after travel consult or there may not be available appointments (CHS travel clinic books up fast)!
    • When traveling to anywhere other than Western Europe, it is best to complete your travel visit 6-10 weeks before travel.
  • You must know your dates of travel and your itinerary**
    • **You must know the locales and dates where you will be in each country to determine vaccination and medication needs.
    • If your destination changes after you make your appointment, you must call 621-2292 to let us know. If you do not inform CHS of the change, your appointment may have to be rescheduled.
  • Bring a current immunization record to your appointment.

For more information, contact  (520) 621-9202.  Appointments for travel-related illness or travel physicals should be made with a Campus Health Physician or Nurse Practitioner. 

Book an appointment with the Travel Clinic. After your visit, the nurse will submit electronic verification of your travel visit to Study Abroad. No health information will be shared, it is verification of a travel consult only. 

  • Do not make your appointment too early or too late before travel:
    • You only need to make an appointment for your Study Abroad application - In other words, you do not need to complete the appointment before submitting your application.
    • Too early: You may not received up-to-date travel information, your health status could change, you may not know your exact itinerary, or you may need longer immunity from some vaccines (ex. Typhoid injectable immunity lasts two years).
    • Too late: vaccines may not be effective if travel is in less than 10 days after travel consult or there may not be available appointments (CHS travel clinic books up fast)!
    • When traveling to anywhere other than Western Europe, it is best to complete your travel visit 6-10 weeks before travel.
  • You must know your dates of travel and your itinerary**.
    • **You must know the locales and dates where you will be in each country to determine vaccination and medication needs.
    • If your destination changes after you make your appointment, you must call (520) 621-2292 to let us know. If you do not inform CHS of the change, your appointment may have to be rescheduled.
  • Bring a current immunization record to your appointment.

You can book this travel appointment by calling (520) 621-9202.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the Journal of International Medicine:

  • 50% of travelers who visited primary care physicians for travel advice received the WRONG medication to prevent malaria.
  • 25% of travelers who visited their primary care provider did not get necessary vaccinations or received UNNECESSARY immunizations.
  • Updating of routine vaccinations are often overlooked when planning for international travel.
    • Yellow fever vaccinations can be administered ONLY by AUTHORIZED healthcare providers.

Getting proper vaccinations prior to travel can help to prevent deadly overseas diseases. It is important for travelers to understand the health risks that traveling internationally may pose and be actively involved in preparing for health travel.

International travel should be fun, exciting, and most importantly, safe. Allow Campus Health Travel Clinic to prepare you for your world adventure!

The following questions should be answered before you travel:

  • Have you obtained health information pertaining to travel in tropical or developing nations?
  • Have you received all required and/or recommended travel vaccinations?
  • Have you inquired about protection against malaria?
  • Are you aware of how to protect yourself against food and water-borne diseases?
  • Are you equipped to handle medical emergencies or injuries while traveling?

That depends. If you are going to a country in Western Europe your appointment may take 10-20 minutes. If you are going to a country other than Western Europe your appointment will take 40 minutes. If you are going to multiple countries (other than Western Europe) your appointment may be longer.

Please call 621-9202 to let us know you are going to be late. Please keep in mind, your appointment may need to be rescheduled.

In order to best serve you and ensure your travel health needs are met, we need to know what locations you will visit in each destination county, how long you will be there, and what activities you plan on doing. If you do not know your itinerary, you may need to be rescheduled and you will be charged for another appointment.

For pricing of travel appointments and vaccinations, please call the Billing and Claims Office at (520) 621-648.

Yes, Definitely! You may have had some vaccines already and not need more. Likewise, you may need boosters of some vaccines. Without your previous vaccine records, it may be hard to best determine your needs. However, it is acceptable if you do not have your records but know your vaccine history.

No. We do not do travel appointments over the phone. At your visit, you will receive a travel packet with current information about your destination and the nurse will make recommendations based on your specific travel needs.

Regularly Scheduled Immunizations:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Meningococcal
  • MMR
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella

Travel Immunizations:

  • COVID-19
  • Cholera
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Anti-malarial medications
  • Treatment for Traveler’s Diarrhea
  • Altitude medicine

Call Campus Health at (520) 621-9202 and make an appointment with a medical provider and let them know of your recent travel. You can also make an appointment with your primary care provider.