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International Travel Clinic

Welcome to the UVA Student Health Travel Clinic!

We are pleased to offer students up-to-date and personalized travel-related medical care. We are staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to your health and safety while learning, exploring, and visiting abroad. The Travel Clinic is coordinated by Dr. Anjali Silva, Certified in Travel Medicine.

Travel Clinic is a service for all students who need travel-related counseling, immunizations or prescriptions, regardless of whether the trip is for academic or personal reasons. Travel clinic is ideal for travel to low and medium resource destinations where there is greater medical risk associated with travel. In general, a travel clinic appointment is not necessary for travel to high resource locations, such as Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. However, physicals for study abroad programs to any location are available.

Health recommendations change frequently for travel to specific areas. To ensure that all students receive the appropriate medical care, a Travel Clinic appointment is required for any student requesting travel-related prescriptions or immunizations, even if the student has previously had travel counseling at Student Health or with an outside medical provider.

All appointments for travel should be scheduled as early as possible in the travel planning process. This ensures ample time for appointment scheduling and more importantly, for travel vaccines to take effect prior to departure.

Travel clinic appointments for counseling and for physicals are offered at specified times during the week. There is no guarantee that a visit can be accommodated outside of these specified times; a charge of $40 for travel clinic appointments that are NOT during the specified times for travel clinic. Same day appointments are not available.

There is no guarantee that a vaccine will be available the day of your appointment. If you need the Yellow Fever Vaccine for travel abroad, please ask to speak to a triage nurse before your visit.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINE AVAILABILITY

Student Health will not have the Yellow Fever Vaccine available until mid-2018. Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the only yellow fever vaccine (YF-Vax) licensed in the United States, has announced that YF-Vax will be unavailable from mid-2017 to mid-2018 because of delays in the production process. Sanofi Pasteur has received permission from the FDA to provide the European Yellow Fever Vaccine called Stamaril to a limited number of clinics. Travelers and health care providers will be able to find locations that can administer Stamaril by visiting the yellow fever vaccination clinic search pageUVA Student Health Travel Clinic is NOT a provider of Stamaril.

APPOINTMENTS FOR PRE-TRAVEL COUNSELING

Pre-Travel appointments in travel clinic can be made for the following purposes:

  • Travel counseling, vaccinations, and/or prescriptions (regardless whether you have had a previous travel clinic appointment)

  • Physical exam/form completion for a study abroad program in any destination (see required instructions below)

  • Letter of good health for visa application for any destination

  • Medical/nursing students doing a clinical rotations abroad with possible blood/body fluid exposure
    • Language immersion programs, shadowing medical personnel, taking vital signs, and medical chart reviews do not constitute a significant exposure risk.
    • Service Trips: If you are not a medical or nursing student, it is recommended that you not be involved in procedures with possible blood and body fluid exposure.

How to make a pre-travel appointment for the International Travel Clinic:

  1. Log into Healthy Hoos.  Click "Forms".

  2. Fill out the required Travel Questionnaire, regardless of destination

  3. After submitting the travel questionnaire, call the General Medicine Clinic at 434-982-3915 to schedule your appointment at least four weeks before your departure date

  4. All students must complete the required online travel video presentation for their destination and print out the certificate of completion (a screenshot is acceptable.) The certificate of completion MUST BE PRESENTED at the appointment, or students will have to reschedule and be charged a fee. These modules are best viewed on a laptop or desktop.

  5. Students with a Physical Exam Form are required to complete the following steps, or their appointment will be rescheduled.

    • Complete your portion of the form prior to your appointment.

    • Upload the form on Healthy Hoos. Click "Uploads". In the "Choose document" dropdown box, choose "Travel Physical"

    • You must STILL bring the original form to your appointment.


APPOINTMENTS FOR POST-TRAVEL ILLNESSES/CONCERNS:


Post-travel appointments in travel clinic can be made for any travel related concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Fever*
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin lesions/rashes
  • Infectious Disease Screening (TB, schistosomiasis, STIs)

Appointments can be made online (choose Travel-related Illness) or by calling General Medicine 434-982-3915.

*Students with fever and recent travel should be evaluated as soon as possible; ask to speak to a triage nurse if no immediate appointments are available.

TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION:


CDC Travelers Health Website 

UVA Student Health Travel Resources:

UVA International Studies Office

State Department: International Travel Warnings and Alerts

Travel Registration with Embassies: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Students Abroad: State Department Smart Travel for Students Abroad

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

Education Abroad Handbook

Core Seminars: a course available to all students to deepen the cross-cultural experience