Travel Health Services for Students

Important notes, read before you schedule an appointment:

Travel health services are not a covered benefit. You will be charged for travel consultations and travel immunizations at Yale Health and all other locations. Travel health services are offered locally at CVS Minute Clinics or Concentra in New Haven
 
General Suggestions:
  • About 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.
  • Please know that the offices which provide pre-travel consultation may not carry or provide the necessary vaccines.
  • For helpful travel information, please visit the CDC travel website.
  • 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.
 

 Yale Health Student Travel Vaccination and Consultation Charges.

  • You must schedule your travel consultation at least 6 weeks before your departure
  • Yellow Fever is now offered at Yale Health Immunization. You may also check with the CDC website for local availability
  • Please upload prior vaccine records (travel-specific and routine vaccines) to mychart prior to your scheduled appointment.
Be aware that some outside travel clinics will not provide vaccinations and medication, and Yale Health will not administer outside vaccine/medication orders
 
 

Individual Student Travelers

Travel Health Consultations

Individual student travelers and their dependents have the following options for travel health consultations and travel immunizations:

The following vaccines are not covered, regardless of where you receive them, and are available at Yale Health Center with a clinician order:
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Polio (IPV) for travel
  • Rabies for pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Typhoid fever, oral and injectable
  • Yellow fever
 

You may be advised to receive routine vaccines (i.e., those in the CDC Adult Schedule) for your travel. These do not require a clinician order, and Yale Health members can be scheduled through Yale Health Allergy & Immunization. Yale Health will not cover, nor reimburse, for routine vaccines given outside of Yale Health Center.

Billing

Individual students and their dependents who receive their travel health services at Yale Health will be charged the full amount for travel health services (vaccines, consultations, and medications). The charges will be billed to your bursar account. If your travel is being funded by the University, please complete the Yale Student Travel Services - Department Funded Travel form and email form to yhbilling@yale.edu.

HIV Prophylaxis for Health Professional School Students

If you have your Travel Consult outside of Yale Health, you need a Student Health appointment to have a provider in Student Health order the prophylaxis medication for you.

Contact

If you have any questions about travel consultations or travel immunizations please contact Lindsay Azulay, Manager of Student Health, 203-432-8077.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will travel health services and vaccinations cost?

Travel health services are not a Yale Health covered benefit. Review Yale Health’s student travel vaccination and consultation fees.

How do I pay for travel vaccinations?

If you use Student Travel Health Services at Yale Health, Yale Health will bill your bursar account after your visit. If your travel is being funded by the University, please complete the Yale Student Travel Services - Department Funded Travel form and bring it with you to your appointment.

If you use an outside service you must pay them directly.