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Travel Clinic

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Complete travel packages including:

  • International travel consultations with trained medical providers, personalized for you.
  • Travel immunization review - determination of current required and recommended immunizations base on your itinerary and trip activities.
  • Travel vaccine certifications (required for entry by some countries)
  • Prescriptions needed for prophylaxis including malaria, altitude medication, typhoid, and others.
  • Physical exam and clearance with form completion for specific travel programs.
  • Advice on prevention illnesses, safety concern about food, drink and recreation.
  • Country specific computerized report on geography and climate, disease risks, travel advisories for political and social concerns.
  • US Embassy locations, telephone and fax numbers

Step 1: Immunizations

As a requirement of the Travel Program, all students must obtain their immunization (vaccination) records and fax those documents to UC San Diego Student Health Services (SHS) at 858-534-7545. Be sure to include your PID # on all documents. You can obtain your immunization records from your parents, pediatrician, and/or your high school.

If you need additional immunizations or vaccinations, you can obtain those at the SHS Nurses' Clinic on a walk-in basis.

Step 2: Making an Appointmenttravel_suitcase_edit.jpg

You can schedule your appointment by calling your group or the central scheduling line. Since many immunizations must be given a number of weeks prior to travel, we recommend scheduling your travel clinic visit at least 6-8 weeks before your departure. Call several weeks ahead to ensure appointment availability.  

Step 3: Complete the Health History Form

Once you have made your travel appointment, you will need to complete the UCEAP required on-line Health History Form. Go to MyStudentChart, click on your scheduled travel appointment and start the echeck-in process. Please complete the assigned questionnaire and attached forms.

Step 4: Please Complete All Required Labs/EKG/X-rays At Least 3 Days Prior to Your Appointment

If you are under the care of a specialist for a significant chronic illness or Mental Health issue, you may also need to obtain a travel clearance from the specialist or mental health provider as well as the Student Health provider.

EAP Travel

GS/AB Travel

Costs

The cost for services varies based on the requirements for the country you will visit. The estimated costs for your travel appointments are listed on the information form for each country. These fees do not include the cost of immunizations, lab testing, or other diagnostic tests which may be required. See the Cost of Services* page for more information.

*Charges are based on the type of physical exam and travel clearance needed based on the requirements of the particular program. Also please note that these fees do not include charges for any ancillary testing such as labs, EKG's, X-rays, or the cost of travel medications.

Questions?

If you have general questions regarding travel, please call 858-534-2918 during regular clinic hours.

Travel Links

Find a list of Local Community Travel Clinics outside of Student Health.