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 203-285-3485, Concentra in New Haven, and Northeast Medical Group on Chapel Street 203-865-5111.
If you go to Passport Health be sure to tell them that you are from Yale University.
- 6-8 weeks before your trip schedule an appointment for a travel health consultation, many travel vaccines are given in a series over time
- Evaluate any special health needs and personal risks associated with your travel
- Understand how your health insurance will respond while you are abroad (Member Coverage Booklet and Student Handbook)
- Decide whether you need supplemental health insurance while abroad
- Learn about the International SOS Global Travel Assistance. Keep your Global Travel Assistance card in your wallet or passport in the event of an emergency.
- Review the Yale University International Travel Toolkit
- Register your travel
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)
- Yellow fever
You may be advised to get some routine vaccines (e.g., tetanus, flu, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR, and varicella) for your travel. If you are a Yale Health member and get routine vaccines at Yale Health Immunizations they will be covered. Yale Health will not cover nor reimburse for any vaccines given outside of the Yale Health Center.
Yale students and their dependents have may receive some travel health services with Yale Health’s Travel Health Services for Students.