Student Health services offers travel consultations and immunizations to students traveling abroad and their significant others. To ensure that you have sufficient time to complete a course of immunizations, make sure to schedule your appointment at least 4-6 weeks before leaving for your trip.
Students (and their partners) who are eligible for the Health Services receive the consultation at no additional cost.
Special vaccines for travel are usually not covered by insurance. We offer the vaccines at close to cost, but many are expensive.
*Please note that the list of costs reflect a single vaccine and some vaccines such as rabies and Japanese encephalitis require three separate immunizations. After March 31st of the academic year, students who are graduating will need to pay by cash for vaccines before receiving them.
To Schedule a Travel Appointment
Call 215-746-3535 and ask for a travel consultation and immunization appointment. The travel consultation must be scheduled before the immunizations are given. These are two separate appointments and we try to schedule them back to back.
The consultation will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The immunization appointment will last between 10-20 minutes. Allow an hour and a half after your scheduled time to complete both appointments. Hopefully, it will take less time.
Groups may call student health to arrange to have a group consultation. These will be held at Student Health, space-permitting. For large groups, a student health travel advisor will go to an on-campus location.
If you need a physical examination, it must be scheduled through a separate appointment.
Know Before You Go
Traveling should be exciting and a learning experience. Advance planning will help to keep you healthy and prevent you from returning with any unwanted stowaways lurking in your bloodstream and intestines.
Here are some useful and reliable travel links:
CDC Travel Page - is an enormous resource for travel advice, somewhat overwhelming. At SHS we follow CDC recommendations in giving advice to travelers.
Another terrific travel site - with information that is country specific and easy to use. Some information, such as malaria risk, is given in greater detail than the CDC site.
Outdoor Action Program - at Princeton University offers a very informative guide for altitude sickness.
The CIA World Fact Book International Association for Medical Aid to Traveler - is a non-profit group that keeps a list of medical providers who speak English in various countries. They also offer information on malaria, insect netting, etc.
International Association for Medical Aid to Travelers is a non-profit group that keeps a list of medical providers who speak English in various countries. They also offer information on malaria, insect netting, etc.