The SHS Travel Clinic serves students, faculty and staff who are traveling abroad.

Pre-travel consultations are specific to your health history, destination, potential activities, and the health and safety issues of the destination. Our goal is to help you stay safe and healthy during your trip so you can enjoy your experience to the fullest extent.

As part of your trip planning, please review the University's new International Travel Policy and remember to enter your itinerary in the new International Travel Registry.


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.

  • For Students, travel consults are generally 40-60 minutes depending on one’s travel itinerary and medical history. The fee for a Travel Clinic consult is $50 plus the cost of any immunizations that are administered by SHS.  Additional appointments with a clinician if appropriate or desired, may be arranged.
  • OSU faculty and staff who have work-related travel to countries outside of the U.S. should schedule pre-travel consultation services with Occupational Medicine at 541-737-7566 or email.
  • Immunizations and healthcare 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 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.
  • Travel Checklist (PDF)
  • Student appointments will be charged to OSU accounts and billed to insurance.
  • Additional fees apply if vaccines are required.
  • If you miss your appointment and did not cancel ahead of time, you will be charged.
  • For work-related travel, faculty and staff fees are covered under the Occupational Medicine program. If necessary, a consultation with the Occupational Medicine physician is also provided at no cost.
Preparing for your appointment
  • Schedule your appointment 2-3 months before anticipated travel.
  • Bring your immunization records with you.
  • Bring a detailed travel itinerary in the order of destinations, including dates, layovers and length of stay in each location.
  • Be prepared to discuss your medical history and current medications you are taking and enter them in on the patient portal.
  • Prior to your Travel Consult appointment, please complete the travel questionnaire sent to you over the Patient Portal.
  • Search your travel destination on Travel Health Online. 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.
Follow-up care

In the event that you become ill while traveling or up to a year after you return from your trip, seek care with a clinician and inform them of your history. If you are still a student, you can be scheduled at SHS.

"Before You Travel" Training


Before you travel, please watch the following presentation to understand the many health and safety risks associated with travel.