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Travel Clinic

COVID-19 Service Update

Medical clearance prior to international travel
For essential travel, University Health Services can provide students with COVID-19 testing and/or a medical clearance if this is required by the airline or country immigration/customs at your final destination.

Call UHS at 608-265-5600 or log in to MyUHS to schedule an evaluation with a provider.

The Travel Clinic provides health evaluations and advice to students planning to travel abroad or returning from international travel. Appointments should be scheduled at least one to two months prior to your departure date. Some vaccinations need to be administered more than one month before travel. It’s important to evaluate your travel risk if you:

  • Study abroad
  • Participating in an overseas mission or volunteer program
  • Completing certificates for global health, environmental health, or engineering
  • Planning international travel
  • Visiting friends or relatives in another country


  1. Complete the Travel Tutorial (approximately 20-30 minutes)
  2. Review your current vaccinations. If your UHS record is not up to date, check with your childhood and/or current healthcare provider to obtain records. Update your UHS record in MyUHS.
  3. Check with your insurance  provider to determine if travel vaccinations are covered and the most appropriate place to obtain these.

See a travel specialist

Vaccinations only

Make an appointment if you are familiar with international travel and will be traveling to developed countries with minimal risk for traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, or other mosquito-transmitted infection. This includes Canada, Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Occasionally there are national shortages on certain vaccines. Call UHS to verify availability prior to scheduling an appointment to receive an immunization.

Travel consultation and vaccinations

This appointment is recommended if you need country-specific recommendations, vaccinations, and prescription medications.

Consultation, physical exam, forms & vaccination

This appointment includes completion of forms and/or a physical examination required for some international university programs or Visa applications, as well as country-specific recommendations, vaccinations, and prescription medications for travel. There is an additional cost associated with this appointment.


The following vaccinations are available from UHS for an extra fee with the exception of influenza:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Polio
  • Rabies, pre-exposure
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Yellow Fever

Post-travel appointments

Post-travel appointments are recommended for students with the following concerns:

  • Illness or fever within three months after returning
  • Possible exposure to a potentially serious infectious disease while traveling
  • More than three months spent living or travelling in a developing country