Planning to travel for study abroad, volunteer work, or just a vacation? Going to visit friends or family in another country over winter, spring, or summer break? Schedule a pre-travel visit with the Primary Care Health Service before you go!
You may need:
You may need to update routine vaccines or you may need recommended or required vaccines based on travel destination.
Please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Our recommendations are based on the CDC and our travel medicine software, TRAVAX. TRAVAX is updated monthly with information from the CDC, the State Department and the World Health Organization (WHO).
If you are traveling outside of the US especially if you are going to Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, Eastern Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and/or the Pacific you should schedule a pre-travel visit.
For those individuals going to Western European countries such as England, Ireland, Spain, Austria and Germany please make sure your routine vaccines are updated. The CDC recommends routine vaccines to be up to date and Hepatitis B vaccine series for Western European countries. (http://www.cdc.gov/travel)
It is important to plan ahead as some vaccines require a series of injections and must be completed a month or more in advance.
A pre-travel visit consists of any needed vaccination and travel health counseling. Country-specific risks and precautions will be discussed.
Among the infectious diseases that may be discussed are tuberculosis, malaria, and dengue.
Travel health counseling covers topics which include water and food precautions, sun/heat protection and personal protective measures against mosquitoes and insects that carry disease. Depending on your personal itinerary you may need prescriptions for malaria, traveler's diarrhea, altitude sickness prevention and more.
Physical exams for students traveling internationally i.e. in study abroad programs, Peace Corp, etc. Note: Physicals related to travel are to be scheduled with a Nurse Practitioner or Physician
Current and individualized health risk information
Review of travel itinerary, previous immunizations, and individual health needs
Advice on recommended and/or required immunizations
ICVP-International Certificate of Vaccination will be provided if you receive yellow fever vaccine
Information on malaria prophylaxis, as well as on prevention and/or treatment of travel related illnesses specific to your destinations
Prescriptions for malaria, travelers’ diarrhea, altitude illness
Recommendations for traveler’s first aid kit
Post Travel Care and consultation as needed
Insurance: Students with Aetna Student Health insurance receive travel health benefits under On Call International. This includes unlimited medical evacuation. For more information on benefits, visit their website: www.oncallinternational.com
Students without Aetna Student Health should contact their insurance providers for more information on possible travel health coverage.
|Hepatitis A (2 shot series)||$25/dose|
|Hepatitis B (3 shot series)||$35/dose|
|Menactra (Meningococcal Meningititis)||$105|
|Pneumovax (pneumococcal pneumonia)||$35|
|Td- Tetanus diphtheria||$20|
|Typhoid Vi- injection||$55|
|Seasonal Flu (fee waived with Aetna)||$15|
TB skin test (screening for Tuberculosis) also available- no fee
We will refer out for Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis vaccines to The Interchurch Center
Credit card or check, no cash
We advise you to schedule an appointment 4-6 weeks in advance prior to your trip. There are no walk-in appointments for travel vaccines
To schedule a pre-travel visit call (212) 854-2091.
If travel is going to occur less than 4-6 weeks, it is still best to schedule an appointment in order to provide some measure of protection.
Please Note: Once your appointment is scheduled you will need to complete a Travel Itinerary Questionnaire.
The questionnaire must be sent to Primary Care (by email--please send the completed form to the RN you have an appointment with--or by dropping the form off at the front desk) before your visit. By knowing about your travel plans before you come in, we're able to provide you with the most complete information to keep you well on your trip!
This needs to be sent back ASAP: 5 days to 1 week prior to appointment. Secondly, your most recent Vaccine Record should be faxed from your outside doctor to 212-854-2702 or dropped off at the PCHS front desk prior to your scheduled visit.
You must bring your insurance card to you travel health appointment.
Late or Cancellation: If you are running late, please call the front desk and the RN will decide if the remaining time is enough for visit or the need to reschedule. If you are unable to make your appointment, please let us know 24 hrs or more in advance so that your time slot can be given to another student.
After you return from your travels, you should see a medical provider if you:
Contact Primary Care at 212-854-2091.
Travel Safe. Travel Wise.
Contact Primary Care at 212-854-2091.