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International Travel Clinic

Campus Health offers Travel Clinic Services for those UNC community members eligible for care at Campus Health Services who will be traveling to developing parts of the world.

Travelers with backpacks cross a suspension pedestrian bridge towards mountains

Our goal is to ensure UNC travelers are prepared with appropriate health and security information, immunizations and medications to help reduce the risk of illness and injury related to international travel. 

The travel clinic provides:

  • Information concerning health risks in developing areas of the world. You will receive specific materials for your destination(s).
  • Administration of vaccines recommended or possibly required for your destination(s) to prevent illnesses.
  • Medications to help prevent malaria, altitude sickness and to self-treat diarrhea if it occurs while traveling.
  • Educational materials with helpful and up-to-date information about travel-related topics. Knowledge is empowering. We want you to know how to protect yourself against infectious diseases and other travel concerns.
  • Recommendations tailored to you and your itinerary taking into consideration your immunization and medical history, your current medications, allergies, your planned activities and type of accommodations.

We have pulled together some up-to-date travel health information for your use on the right sidebar. Click to learn more about specific health questions you might have about your upcoming travels. 

Start taking the steps to ensure a healthy trip, including filling out a travel questionnaire as soon as you know your plans. About 3 months before your trip is a great time to start! Some travel vaccines take up to a month to complete. If proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for your destination, it is not valid until 10 days after administration.  So weeks to days before departure is not ideal, but our travel clinic services can still be beneficial!

Bridge image by Steven Howell graciously provided by the Office of Study Abroad.