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International Travel Clinic

Welcome to the UVA Student Health Travel Clinic!

We are pleased to offer students up-to-date and personalized travel-related medical care. We are staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to your health and safety while learning, exploring, and visiting abroad. The Travel Clinic is coordinated by Dr. Anjali Silva, Certified in Travel Medicine.

Travel Clinic is a service for all students who need travel-related counseling, immunizations or prescriptions, regardless of whether the trip is for academic or personal reasons. Travel clinic is ideal for travel to low and medium resource destinations where there is greater medical risk associated with travel. In general, a travel clinic appointment is not necessary for travel to high resource locations, such as Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. However, physicals for study abroad programs to any location are available.

Health recommendations change frequently for travel to specific areas. To ensure that all students receive the appropriate medical care, a Travel Clinic appointment is required for any student requesting travel-related prescriptions or immunizations, even if the student has previously had travel counseling at Student Health or with an outside medical provider.

All appointments for travel should be scheduled as early as possible in the travel planning process. This ensures ample time for appointment scheduling and more importantly, for travel vaccines to take effect prior to departure.

Travel clinic appointments for counseling and for physicals are offered at specified times during the week. There is no guarantee that a visit can be accommodated outside of these specified times; a charge of $40 for travel clinic appointments that are NOT during the specified times for travel clinic. Same day appointments are not available.

There is no guarantee that a vaccine will be available the day of your appointment. If you need the Yellow Fever Vaccine for travel abroad, please ask to speak to a triage nurse before your visit.


APPOINTMENTS:


Appointments in travel clinic can be made for the following purposes:

  • Travel counseling, vaccinations, and/or prescriptions (regardless whether you have had a previous travel clinic appointment)
  • Physical exam/form completion for a study abroad program in any destination
  • Letter of good health for visa application for any destination
  • Medical/nursing students doing a clinical rotations abroad with possible blood/body fluid exposure
    • Language immersion programs, shadowing medical personnel, taking vital signs, and medical chart reviews do not constitute a significant exposure risk.
    • Service Trips: If you are not a medical or nursing student, it is recommended that you not be involved in procedures with possible blood and body fluid exposure.

How to make an appointment for UVA Student Health Travel Clinic:

  1. Log into your Healthy Hoos account https://www.healthyhoos.virginia.edu/. Click "Forms".
  2. Fill out the required Travel Questionnaire, regardless of destination
  3. After submitting the travel questionnaire, call the General Medicine Clinic at 434-982-3915 to schedule your appointment at least four weeks before your departure date
  4. Complete the required travel module for your destination and print out the certificate of completion (a screenshot is acceptable).
  5. If you have a physical form that needs to be completed by the clinician, you are required to complete your portion of the form prior to your appointment.

TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION:


  1. CDC Travelers Health Website
  2. UVa Student Health Travel Website
  3. UVa International Studies Office
  4. State Department: International Travel Warnings and Alerts
  5. Travel Registration with Embassies: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  6. Students Abroad: State Department Smart Travel for Students Abroad
  7. International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
  8. Education Abroad Handbook
  9. Core Seminars: a course available to all students to deepen the cross-cultural experience

Customized Travel Classes for Groups to the same destination:


This service is available free of charge for groups of students that are traveling together to the same destination. A customized group travel class can be arranged by contacting Anjali Silva MD or Melissa Surgine-Smith. A minimum of 2-4 weeks advanced notice to set up the clinic; have the following information ready:

  • Dates of travel
  • How many in are in your group
  • Specific destinations and number of days at each destination
  • Special activities
  • Special requests for vaccines like JE, yellow fever or rabies
  • Approximate times/days available for travel clinic