Preparing for Travel Abroad – Plan Ahead

Travel health services are not a Yale Health covered benefit. Travel health services are offered locally at Passport Health, which is the largest and leading provider of travel medicine in the US, with four convenient locations in the community. Passport Health has extensive experience partnering with Fortune 500 companies and organizations, such as Doctors without Borders and the American Red Cross.

You can call Passport Health at 203-288-3115 or email  

If you go to Passport Health be sure to tell them that you are from Yale University.

NOTE: The following vaccines are always fee-for-service and not covered by Yale Health, no matter where you receive them:

  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rabies (pre-exposure)
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

You may be advised you to get some routine vaccines for your travel. If you are a Yale Health member and get those vaccines at Yale Health Immunizations they will be covered. Yale Health will not cover nor reimburse for any vaccines given at Passport Health.

Yale Students

Yale students and their dependents have may receive some travel health services with Yale Health’s Travel Health Services for Students.

Online Travel Education

In addition to travel consultations students are encouraged to complete our online travel education module.