The Student Health Service provides information about Pre-Travel Assessments to our student population as part of our Travel Health service.
We suggest you schedule your Pre-Travel Assessment as soon as you know about your trip. Six weeks is usually enough time to get needed vaccinations; however, schedule an appointment even if you have less than six weeks’ notice. This will allow you time to meet with a clinician.
What do I need to do before my Pre-Travel Assessment?
- If your immunization records at the Student Health Service are not complete, bring your records with you.
- Bring a list of any medications you currently take.
- Complete the first page of the Student Health Service Pre-Travel Form, and bring it with you to the appointment.
What happens during the Pre-Travel Assessment?
The clinician will review and educate you about:
- Destination and activity-specific health issues depending on where you’re travelling and what you’ll be doing
- Recommended and required trip-specific immunizations
- Food and water safety and how to prevent and treat traveler’s diarrhea
- How to prevent insect-borne infections (malaria, dengue)
- How to prevent and treat altitude sickness (if needed)
- How to prevent accidents and injuries
- Why Medical and Evacuation Insurance is important, including how and where to get medical care abroad
- Why a Travel Health Kit is important and where to get one tailored to health and travel needs
- Prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis and traveler’s diarrhea (if needed) with instructions on use, as well as prescriptions for other routine medications
Our SHS Pharmacy can prepare a customized “Travel Health Kit” for you. Stop by the Pharmacy or call 412-383-1850 for more information.
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