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.
- 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.
Individual Student Travelers
Travel Health Consultations
Individual student travelers and their dependents have the following options for travel health consultations and travel immunizations:
- CVS Minute clinic (866) 389-2727
- Travel health consultations in Student Health, 203-432-8148
- Japanese encephalitis
- Polio (IPV) for travel
- Rabies for pre-exposure prophylaxis
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.