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Health & Safety
for Study Abroad

Travel Medical Consult

Student Health Services provides Travel Medical Consult services to help you plan a safe and healthy trip whenever you travel outside the U.S., whether for vacation or study abroad. We recommend that you schedule a consult 6 to 8 weeks prior to your departure, to help you plan for a safe and healthy international experience.

This 30-minute consultation with qualified medical staff will:

  • Identify current immunizations and medications you need for the country you plan to visit
  • Provide you with health recommendations specific to your travel plans
  • Provide you with current U.S. State Department travel advisories for your planned destination 
  • Give you an opportunity to discuss any health concerns with a physician or nurse practitioner

How to schedule your travel medical consult

  • Schedule your 30-minute appointment at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance of your travel departure. (This will permit some of the vaccines to build immunity, and allow required paperwork to be processed in time.)
  • To schedule, call Student Health Services at (619) 594-4325.
  • Visit the Student Health Services website to learn more.

(Note: Students can also contact their private U.S. health insurance provider to identify a nearby travel clinic.)

Proof of vaccination

Some countries require foreign visitors to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination (aka yellow card) or other proof that they have had certain inoculations or medical tests before entering the country.

Your travel medical consult will advise you of current requirements for the country/countries you plan to visit, and whether or not you need an International Certificate of Vaccination, as well as other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

CDC Traveler’s Health Report

Your Travel Medical Consult will provide you with health information about the region where you will be studying. For additional information, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. You’ll find a list of resource materials as well as information on Outbreaks, Diseases, Vaccinations, Food and Water Safety, Traveling with Children, Special Needs Travelers and Air Travel.

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Malaria and other immunizations

Recommendations for immunizations and malaria prevention medication are available by making an appointment for a Travel Medical Consult.

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