The SHS Travel Clinic serves students, faculty and staff who may be traveling abroad.
Get information about your destination before you go: immunization requirements, disease prevention tips, handling of medications, dealing with emergencies and obtaining medical assistance abroad.
We provide programs for both individuals and groups. As members of the International Society of Travel Medicine, we can provide International Certificates of Vaccination and other documentation required for your travel.
Schedule an appointment with a travel nurse by calling 541-737-WELL (9355). Please schedule early! Our appointments fill quickly and some immunizations are given in a series that requires time.
See Preparing for Your Appointment below.
- Students traveling to developing countries should schedule a 60-minute visit. For students traveling to Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, we have developed a pre-travel information document. A 40-minute appointment may be scheduled, if desired for further information.
- 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.
- Immunization and health care recommendations based on your itinerary and personal health history.
- Information about prevention and treatment of common health problems in the area(s) of the world you plan to visit.
- Advice on what to do in a medical emergency.
- Suggestions and supplies for your personal travel medical kit.
- Laboratory services for any required titers or blood tests.
- Prescription medications for prevention or treatment of travel-related illnesses such as traveler's diarrhea, malaria, motion sickness and altitude illness.
- OSU Employee Travel Planning.
- Travel Checklist (PDF)
Student appointments will be charged to their OSU account, or courtesy billed to their insurance. Failure to cancel an appointment will result in a charge for the scheduled service.
Faculty and staff fees are covered under the Occupational Medicine program at OSU for work-related travel. If necessary, a consultation with the Occupational Medicine physician is provided at no cost. Services not required or recommended may be billed to a department index number. Travel appointments unrelated to work are to be paid on the date of service. For more information, visit Occupational Health Services.
Travel consult prices and length of appointment:
- Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand: $12 for 40 minutes
- All other countries: $18 for 60 minutes
Refer to "Services" and "Preparing for Appointments" on the website for a description of the Travel Consult appointment. It is highly encouraged to schedule appointments well ahead of travel as appointment availability becomes limited toward the end of a term and some vaccines may require a series of injections.
||Cost per dose
||# of doses
||$64 (younger than 19 years old is $21 per dose)
||$39 (younger than 20 years old is $16 per dose)
||$30 (includes injection fee)
Travel prescription prices:
|Travel diarrhea treatment antibiotic
|Altitude illness prevention (Diamox)
||$30 for 6 tablets
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.
Preparing for Your Appointment
- Schedule your appointments well in advance of anticipated travel.
- Bring immunization records.
- Bring detailed travel itinerary in the order of destinations, dates and length of stay in each location.
- Be prepared to discuss any illnesses you have and current medications.
- Prior to your Travel Consult appointment, please print a hardcopy of the International Medical Questionnaire (PDF), fill it out, and bring it with you.
- Read Travel Health Online from the travel information publisher used by SHS. 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. Advance preparation will save you valuable time at your clinic appointment.
Occupational Travel Resources
The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers international travel guidance and suggests that international business travelers follow recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention available at:
Non-employees and children should schedule appointments with a private provider/physician. For more information, visit the following web sites at:
You may also consult the U.S. Foreign Travel Advisory and Warnings to review public announcements and country sanctions.
No immunizations are required for direct travel from the US to countries in Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, it is recommended that you be current with Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, and Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunizations. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A are also highly recommended. Other resources to ensure safe travel include: