International Travel Clinic

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Campus Health Services offers an International Travel Clinic for those UNC community members eligible for CHS services who will be traveling abroad.

The Travel Clinic offers education and guidance about maintaining your health while traveling. Topics covered include information specific to you and your destination such as:

  • Drinking water
  • Sanitation
  • Insect-borne disease
  • Driving conditions
  • Personal security
  • Recommended and required immunizations

Travel clinics are offered each week during the Spring semester between January 8th and May 8th on:

Wednesdays from 12:30p-1:30p and

Thursdays from 2:00p-3:00p

If your schedule does not match these days/times but you still need to receive your travel information and vaccinations, follow the steps below and speak with the schedulers about your limitations at these times.

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If you're interested in attending an upcoming travel clinic, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Prepare

  • Download the Travel Questionnaire (listed in documents in forms on the right), complete and sign. List immunizations you have received and the dates received.
  • Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to review the topics listed in Section 7 of the Travel Questionnaire and to learn more about medications, safe travel tips, and immunizations.
  • Return the completed Travel Questionnaire by noon on the Friday before you hope to make a travel clinic appointment to ensure the travel information is specific to your destination.
    • Bring it with your medical and prescription insurance card(s) to Nursing Services at CHS
    • Email the questionnaire (and, if possible, an image of the front and back of your insurance card) to chstravel@unc.edu
    • Fax the questionnaire along with a copy of the front and back of your medical and prescription insurance card(s) to 919-843-6910.

Step 2: Schedule Your Travel Clinic

  • Call 919-966-6573 between 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday to save your seat in a Travel Clinic.
  • We need to have received your Travel Questionnaire (see right sidebar) at Nursing Services at CHS to make your appointment. Please note that in times of high demand (typically the last few clinics in spring semester), it may take up to 2 weeks to schedule into a travel clinic after submitting your travel questionnaire.
  • Cost for the class: $50.00 Note - there is a no show fee of $25.00 if you fail to keep your Travel Clinic appointment unless you cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. There are additional charges for the immunizations and medications. If you have been through the travel clinic before and are traveling to a different destination, the cost for the nurse consultation is $20.00.

On-site Travel Clinic Consultation: On-site consultations can be arranged for Campus Health to come to your school or department to provide the classroom portion of the travel clinic for 10 or more people. Call 919-966-6573 to arrange this consultation. We need at least 3 weeks to prepare for your group prior to the class. Travelers must submit individual questionnaires. Special billing directly to schools or departments can be arranged for traveling faculty and advisors.

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  • Schedule a Travel Clinic appointment as soon as you know your plans, ideally several months ahead of time.
  • Immunizations are given at the end of the travel appointment, so allow at least 2 hours for the Travel Clinic class and immunizations.
  • If you have a chronic condition, schedule a separate appointment with a CHS medical provider to update care in addition to attending the Group International Travel Clinic class.
  • Fill your prescriptions shortly after your Travel Clinic appointment. Prescriptions may be filled at the Campus Health Services Pharmacy located in the basement of the CHS building.
  • After your trip: Seek medical care if you are ill after returning from your trip, especially if you have a fever. Be sure to tell your medical provider where and when you have traveled.
  • For travel to a country with risk of malaria, continue your malaria preventive medication for the specified time following your return.

Images graciously provided by the Office of Study Abroad. Bridge image by Steven Howell, Tunnel image by Emily Burns.