Travel Health Services for Students
NOTE: All travel services are fee-for-service at all locations, including Yale Health.
Individual Student Travelers
Travel Health Consultations
Individual student travelers and their dependents have the following options for travel health consultations:
- Passport Health - New Haven, Hamden and Guilford locations, convenient online scheduling, call 203-285-3485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Travel health consultations in Student Health, call 203-432-8148
Student Options for Travel Immunizations
- Immunization Department (2nd floor) by appointment, after a travel health consultation in Student Health, allow plenty of time for scheduling and obtaining your immunizations prior to your travel
- Passport Health by appointment with convenient online scheduling, either after a Group Travel Education session or during an individual travel consultation, call 203-285-3485 or email email@example.com.
In many cases costs for travel consultations and travel vaccines are less expensive at Passport Health than at Yale Health.
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 you to get some routine vaccines for your travel. If you have Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage and you 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.
If you go to Passport Health be sure to tell them that you are from Yale University.
Student Travel Groups
Student groups can schedule Group Travel Education sessions with Passport Health at your location on campus or at a local Passport Health clinic and then complete travel immunizations at Passport Health. Follow these steps to arrange for a group travel consultation and complete the Yale Onsite Group Travel Education agreement.
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 and consultations). 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 bring it with you to your appointment.
Passport Health charges can be paid directly, using a credit card, departmental P-card, or by direct invoice to the school.
If you have any questions about travel consultations or travel immunizations please contact Cindy Eber, RN, Manager of Student Health, 203-432-0316.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will Yale Health have yellow fever vaccine available?
There is currently a national shortage of yellow fever vaccine. We do not know when the vaccine will be available. Yellow fever vaccine is very important and must be gotten when traveling to certain areas such as South America and certain countries in Africa. If you received a prior yellow fever vaccine, current guidelines state only one vaccine is needed. If you have never received the vaccine you will need to arrange your travel consult with Passport Health, who currently has a medication, Stamaril, that is being used to help protect people from yellow fever.
I attended the Group Travel Education session with my school, how do I get the travel vaccines and other prescriptions recommended?
You will get your travel vaccines and recommended prescriptions from Passport Health. Schedule your appointment at Passport Health after your Group Travel Education session. Your prescriptions can be filled at Yale Health Pharmacy.
How much will travel health services and vaccinations cost?
Travel health services are not a Yale Health covered benefit. Call Passport Health for their fees or review Yale Health’s student travel vaccination and consultation fees.
Note: In most cases, it is less expensive to get your travel health services at Passport Health.
How do I pay for travel vaccinations?
If you use Passport Health, they will accept a university P- Card or a credit card. If you are arranging a Group Travel Education session with Passport Health, they will coordinate with you in advance to bill for a group class.
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.
Where are the locations for Passport Health?
Passport Health has offices in New Haven, Hamden, and Guilford. Visit their website or call Passport Health at 203 288 3115.
I am a faculty or staff and a group of my students will be traveling. How do I arrange a group travel session for my students?
I went to Passport Health for my vaccines, how will this information get into my Yale Health medical record?
Vaccines administered by Passport Health will be securely transferred to the Health Information Management Department at Yale Health for entry into your Yale Health medical record. In addition, Passport Health will provide you with a copy of the vaccines they administered at the time of your visit.
Last year I picked up HIV prophylaxis medications from Walgreen’s at a special rate; can I still do this?
Yes, the post exposure HIV prophylaxis medication ordered at your Yale Health Travel Consult can be picked up at Walgreen’s 55 Park Street. 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.