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Traveling? Put Us First On Your Itinerary!

Travel appointments are available to all UA students, faculty, and staff who are planning on traveling out of the country.  An important step prior to your departure is to receive personalized information specific to your travel destination(s) and your health from a clinician familiar with travel.  Ideally, this visit should take place at least 4-6 weeks before travel.

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What Happens at a Travel Appointment?

 

Our travel nurse will ask questions related to your medical and mental health history, currently prescribed medications, and your immunization health record. They will tailor travel health advice related to your health needs, lodging arrangements, activities, and destinations throughout your travel itinerary. This is a confidential appointment. 

Your Travel Appointment Includes:

  • A discussion of recommended immunizations (this appointment is required to receive yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and typhoid vaccines)
  • Prophylactic medications (such as anti-malarial drugs, anti-diarrheal, altitude sickness, etc.)
  • Specific health advice for preventing and treating other illnesses the may be encountered
  • Personal safety 
  • Current travel advisories (COVID-19, etc.)
  • Consular contact information
  • Food/water safety
  • Insect precautions 
  • Country-specific requirements and/or recommendations
  • Diseases present in travel destinations & recent outbreaks 
  • Cultural awareness
  • Available medical care in the destination
  • Other destination-specific recommendations

 

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NOTE: Travel nurse appointments cannot provide clearance statements. Students who require a physician letter or clearance statement to enter a university’s program or for visa requirements, must obtain a separate appointment with a provider.  If you have questions related to requirements specific for your travel abroad program or country, please seek assistance from your Study Abroad Coordinator. 

 

Scheduling Your Travel Appointment 

Important Make your appointment 4-6 weeks before travel.
  1. Call Campus Health at 520-621-9202 or make your appointment through PatientLink. Note: you may be scheduled 1-2 weeks out depending on availability. 
  2. When scheduling, please have the following information: 
    • Student ID#
    • Country or all destinations included in your total travel program
    • Dates of travel
    • Lodging arrangements, for example, hostel, dorm, hotel, or shared housing such as an apartment or private home
    • Activities: classroom, outdoor areas (fields, mountains, bodies of water, sand, etc.)
    • Knowledge of or reference to immunization record
      • Bring a current immunization record to your appointment or upload it to PatientLink prior to your appointment.

For Study Abroad Only: After your appointment, the nurse will verify your travel consult been has completed with Study Abroad. No health information will be shared.  

Types of Travel Appointments

*Virtual: 10-20 minutes

You will receive a Travel Packet PDF via email that includes packing suggestions and current information about health and security alerts, as well as COVID information related to your destination.  

Available for only specific countries* and only for those who do not require a vaccine or immunization update. 

In Person: 40 minutes

You will receive a personalized Travel Packet that includes packing suggestions and current information about health and security alerts, as well as COVID information related to your destination.  

This 40-minute appointment is required to receive yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and typhoid vaccines.

In-Person (3+ countries): 1 hour

You will receive a personalized Travel Packet that includes packing suggestions and current information about health and security alerts, as well as COVID information related to your destination.  

This appointment is for people traveling to 3 or more countries.

*Virtual appointments are only available for the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (Labrador, Newfoundland), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France (Corsica, Miquelon, Saint Pierre), Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (Sardinia, Sicily), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, United Kingdom (Britain, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Island, Wales), and Vatican City.

Upon your travel health appointment confirmation, you will receive an email that includes a personalized Travel Packet. The morning of your appointment, you must complete and submit a questionnaire and consent forms through PatientLink

  • Submit the questionnaire and sign all consents the morning of the appointment
  • Log into PatientLink and be ready to receive the ZOOM link approximately 5 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time
  • Find a comfortable and quiet space to speak with the nurse throughout the ZOOM appointment
  • This appointment will be approximately 20 minutes
  • Be prepared to verify your name and date of birth at the start of the appointment

The Check-In area for Campus Health Travel Appointments is located in the same area as Sports Medicine on the ground floor.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time.
  • Complete a questionnaire and consent forms prior to the appointment or once you “check-in.”
  • You will receive your personalized Travel Packet and additional travel handouts while speaking with the travel health nurse. 
  • Be prepared to verify your name and date of birth at the start of the appointment.
  • Vaccines or updates to your immunizations will be administered during the appointment.

For more information about Travel Appointments, contact 520-621-2292.
For travel-related illnesses or travel physicals, call 520-621-9202 to make an appointment with a Campus Health Physician or Nurse Practitioner.


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 on your destination.

Virtual: 10-20 minutes
Virtual appointments are only available for the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (Labrador, Newfoundland), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France (Corsica, Miquelon, Saint Pierre), Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (Sardinia, Sicily), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, United Kingdom (Britain, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Shetland Island, Wales), and Vatican City.

In-Person: 40 minutes

In-Person (3+ countries): 1 hour

 

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, we are not able to give you the most up-to-date information. 

No, they are billed separately.

For pricing of travel appointments and vaccinations, please call the Billing and Claims Office at (520) 621-6487.  Note that you may not know what vaccines you may need prior to your appointment, so costs may vary. 

Yes! 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.

Regularly Scheduled Immunizations:

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

Travel Immunizations:

  • COVID-19
  • Cholera
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

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.