We provide a full spectrum of Travel Medicine services for students traveling abroad, whether for academic programs, for vacation, or for service learning and other opportunities. For the latest information on COVID-19 testing and vaccination, please refer to our COVID-19 webpage as well as the university's coronavirus information webpage. The Global Education Oregon (GEO) website has up-to-date information on its study abroad programs.
If you wish to schedule a Travel Health appointment, please fill out a Pre-Travel Worksheet in the myUOHealth portal to inform us of your travel plans. We will then contact you and discuss when to schedule your Travel Health appointment. You may wish to wait until closer to your departure (approximately six weeks prior) to schedule an appointment, as travel restrictions may change before then. Many appointments can be conducted virtually by telemedicine, though some programs do require a physical exam.
All Travel Health appointments include the following:
- Review of the traveler's medical history and itinerary
- Review of immunization history and discussion of routine, recommended and required vaccines (all of which can be provided here, with the exception of yellow fever; see below)
- Discussion of health and safety while traveling, covering such things as insect precautions, sun protection, food and beverage selection, STI prevention, medical care while abroad, and general safety and security measures
- Completion of any required forms
Some itineraries may also call for a discussion of malaria, altitude sickness, rabies, tuberculosis, and/or other relevant risks.
To obtain Travel Medicine services
- Go to the myUOHealth portal and complete a Pre-Travel Worksheet, found in the Forms section. Do this at least 6-8 weeks but not more than 6 months before departure.
- Once the Pre-Travel Worksheet is submitted, we will call you within five business days to discuss an appointment time. Please make sure your phone number is correct in our system so we can reach you. It helps if your voicemail is functional so we can leave you a message. If you have not heard from us in over five days, please check your voicemail and/or call Clinic G at 541-346-2739.
- If we do not already have your complete vaccination records, upload them to the myUOHealth portal. Almost all vaccines can be given here (see below).
- At least five business days before your appointment, please submit all your program forms and a detailed itinerary by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by secure fax (844-965-9250), or in person to Clinic G. If you plan to travel at high altitudes (above approximately 8000 feet or 2400 meters), your itinerary should include elevations for each day at high altitude.
- Bring to your appointment a thorough knowledge of your medical history and any medications you are taking.
For questions please call University Health Services Clinic G at 541-346-2739.
Vaccines available at University Health Services
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Meningococcal B
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23)
- Tetanus (Td)
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
- Typhoid (oral and injectable)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
Yellow fever vaccine is currently only available in select locations, but will soon be available at University Health Services again. You can view a list of all the clinics and pharmacies in the United States currently authorized to administer the vaccine, and contact those sites directly to determine vaccine and appointment availability.
Additional Travel Information
Google usembassy covid <country> to learn entry and exit requirements or restrictions for a particular country, for example: usembassy covid italy
TripPrep.com—extensive information about destinations and health and saftey concerns
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)—numerous travel health resources