Travel Health Services for Students

Important notes, read before you schedule an appointment:

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 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 to get some routine vaccines (e.g., tetanus, flu, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR, and varicella) 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 outside of the 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 bring it with you to your appointment.

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 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.

Visit the CDC website for locations where the vaccine is available.

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.