Preventative vaccines required for international travel generally take six (6) weeks or more to be administered and become effective. If you have travel plans within the next six (6) weeks, we recommend you contact your primary care doctor or Passport Health (336) 768-0717 to discuss alternatives. Because of limited resources at the Health Service at this time of year helping students with acute medical problems, we are unable to provide travel consultations for students traveling in May 2014.
Are you planning a trip to Kenya, Istanbul, Calcutta, Mexico City or other international destinations? The Student Health Service International Travel Clinic should be part of your travel planning. The Travel Clinic is committed to providing quality health information, medications and vaccinations to ensure safe and healthy travel overseas. The Travel Clinic offers a personalized assessment of your travel medicine needs based on your personal medical history.
Wake Forest University International Travel Clinic has the most up-to-date travel health information and is recognized by the International Travel Medicine Society. We are in direct contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and world health surveillance sources who constantly monitor outbreaks and other health hazards. You will receive information about the latest developments in travel medicine.
Services included in the consultation:
- Assessment of your health history & individual needs based on your itinerary.
- The latest information on health risks, required & recommended immunizations, and safety precautions & security tips. Upon completion of your travel consultation you will receive an official immunization record to keep with your travel documents, along with a personalized comprehensive itinerary specific health and travel information pamphlet. Each pamphlet details the health risks and requirements for the specific countries on your itinerary, consular information, general travel advice and tips on avoiding travelers’ diarrhea and other maladies
- Vaccines and medications necessary for travel are available on campus at the Student Health Service.
Who can use the Wake Forest Travel Clinic?
The International Travel Clinic services are available to all WFU students and faculty who are planning to travel internationally.
How do I make an appointment?
If you are considering traveling abroad, it is essential to contact the International Travel Nurse as soon possible but at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date. This applies to group leaders who are arranging for group meetings as well. Group leaders please include a list of all members of your group along with their WFU ID numbers. If your date of departure is fewer than 6 weeks away, please email the Travel Nurse at .
Complete the International Travel Itinerary Form. To do this, click here.
If you are traveling to a malaria-endemic country, follow this link for tips on how to choose an anti-malaria medication that is right for you. If you are unsure if you are travelling to a malaria endemic region, please follow this CDC link : http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.html.
When you meet with the Travel Nurse she will discuss your choice of medication and answer any questions you have about these medications.
Within 48 hours of completing step 1 you will receive an email from the Travel Nurse instructing you to log in to the Student Health Service Student Portal to complete a secure medical history form. The information you provide in this form allows us to create a travel medicine plan specific to your medical needs. Group leaders; please advise those travelling in your group to look for this email. It is VERY important to complete this form as soon as possible.
The Travel Clinic nurse will contact you when your information has been reviewed to schedule an appointment for you to discuss your itinerary in more detail. For those travelling in a group, the Travel Nurse will contact the student adviser or staff/faculty adviser to schedule a meeting. We will make every effort to work out schedules to accommodate group meetings.
What can I expect to pay for a travel medicine consult?
There is a $35 charge for an individual consultation. There is no charge for group consultations. There are additional charges for vaccines and medications received at the Student Health Service. If you have Student Blue insurance, any fees at Student Health Services may be covered under the plan. If you do not have Student Blue insurance, fees may be paid at the time of your visit (SHS accepts cash, check, or Deacon Dollars) or may be sent to your student account. ATTENTION FACULTY/ STAFF: Faculty and Staff members are welcome to use SHS Travel Clinic; however, charges must be paid at the time of the visit. Keep in mind that SHS cannot process credit or debit cards. Student Health Service will provide documentation for individuals to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have any questions regarding your International Travel Clinic, please feel free to .