Planning to travel abroad? Here's how to get immunizations, prescriptions and advice tailored to your destination and health condition.
- UHS Travel Health Services are available only to individuals who are affiliated with U-M -- for details see Eligibility
- If you are NOT affiliated with U-M, see U-M Health System Overseas Travel Clinic.
Travel coordinators, we want to work with you to serve your students. See For Travel Coordinators about group clinics and more.
Step 1. Learn Recommendations/Requirements and Prepare
Plan ahead! You'll need to:
- Learn any visa and U-M program requirements
- Locate your immunization record
- Schedule early (6-8 weeks before departure) because:
- There is considerable demand for appointments, especially before peak travel times (December, before Spring Break, April and May) -- See Step 2 below
- All immunizations take two weeks to reach optimum effectiveness, and some are given in series
Wondering what UHS nurses might recommend? For general recommendations, you could look up your destination(s) on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention travel website.
Step 2. Complete Form and Schedule an Appointment
A. Download, complete and submit our Travel Health Services Form before scheduling your appointment. Plan on submitting the form 6-8 weeks before you travel.
B. After form submission, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule. (If you do not hear from a scheduler within 3 business days, call 734-764-8320.) If you need a physical for travel, schedule it separately. Please note that Travel Health Services are available only Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Step 3. Learn How to Stay Safe and Healthy While Traveling
We encourage you to learn about travel health through these two means:
Step 4. At Your Visit
Be sure to bring any health forms that you need to have completed.
Regarding costs, if you are a currently enrolled U-M student, the clinic visit is covered, but payment for vaccinations and medications is your responsibility. Check your insurance coverage and any program coverage before this visit.
If you need prescriptions or other products, allow time to visit the UHS Pharmacy. The Pharmacy sells the following non-prescription travel-related products:
- Imodium AD ® caplets, generic, for diarrhea
- Pepto-Bismol ® liquid and tablets, generic, for diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach
- Ultrathon ™ insect repellant lotion, contains 34% DEET, repels mosquitos, biting flies, chiggers, fleas, deer and stable flies
- Permanone ® spray, insect repellant against mosquitoes and ticks, for clotihing and gear
- Sawyer ® clothing treatment kit, soak to repel and kill mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites
- Mobasa Defender ™, a personal mosquito net pretreated with repellant
For more information, see:
Allergy, Immunization and Travel Health Clinic for clinic hours and costs
For Travel Coordinators for information about group clinics and more