An extensive travel program is available to serve students, faculty and staff who may be traveling abroad. Users of the clinic receive information about immunization requirements in the parts of the world to which they will travel, disease prevention, handling of medications, dealing with emergencies and obtaining medical assistance abroad. Programs are provided for both individuals and groups. Appointments with a travel nurse are encouraged; call 541-737-WELL (9355) to schedule. Prior to your Travel Consult appointment, please print a hardcopy of the International Medical Questionnaire (PDF), fill it out, and bring it with you.
OSU Faculty and Staff who have business or research travel to countries outside the U.S. should schedule pre-travel consultation services at the SHS Travel Clinic and register the trip at the Office of Risk Management.
Student Health Services maintains membership in the International Society of Travel Medicine. International Certificates of Vaccination and other documentation required for your travel are available at SHS.
The Travel Clinic provides comprehensive education and immunization services to enhance your travel experience while maintaining good health.
Currently, vaccine protection is offered for the following conditions:
In the event you do become ill while traveling, or in the year after your trip, see a clinician and inform him/her of your history. You may be seen at the SHS if you are still a student.
Students, faculty and staff are charged for the consultation. Additional charges are assessed if you receive a prescription, immunization and/or lab tests. The Travel nurse can tell you the current fees for services you receive. Faculty and staff must pay for services when rendered. In some cases, faculty and staff may bill the OSU department if work is travel related. For more information, contact the SHS Billing Office at 541-737-2068.
Now you can access up-to-date international travel information from your own computer!
Shoreland Medical Marketing, the publisher of the computerized travel information service used at SHS, has made this information available to anyone through the worldwide web for personal, non-commercial use. Through this web site, you can review individual country profiles, read information on travel vaccines and malaria prevention,acquire summaries of travel-related illnesses, and gain an overall understanding of matters related to travel health. You will still need to make an appointment at SHS for a travel consult, but checking out Travel Health Online in advance can save you valuable time in the clinic.
The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers international travel guidance by providing helpful strategies to reduce health risks. The OSHA bulletin suggests that international business travelers follow recommendations for immunizations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are available at:
Non-employees and children should schedule appointments with a private provider/physician. For more information, visit the following web sites at:
Although no immunizatrions are required for direct travel from the US to countries in Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, it is recommended that travelers be current with their Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, and Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunizations. Vaccinations such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A are highly recommended. Other resources to provide assistance in ensuring travel safety include: