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International Travel Clinic

A view out of a plane window as the sun is setting on a city.

We are pleased to offer students current and personalized travel-related medical care. The Travel Clinic is led by a core group of physicians Certified in Travel Health by the International Society of Travel Medicine and staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners.

  • Need a travel clinic appointment? Please schedule for as early as possible in your travel-planning process! 
  • We do not offer COVID-19 testing for travel. SHW will provide letters of recovery for students who tested positive at least 10 days prior to travel, have completely recovered, and have a copy of their lab result.  SHW cannot provide letters of recovery to students who are physically located outside the state of Virginia.  If you meet the above criteria, please schedule a "COVID Questions" appointment through the HealthyHoos patient portal.
Pre-Travel Counseling Appointments

Pre-travel counseling appointments can be made for the following reasons:

  • Personalized risk assessment, vaccinations, and/or prescriptions for your itinerary
    • Prescriptions for flight anxiety or for jet lag can not be provided at travel appointments.
  • Physical exam/form completion for a study abroad program
  • Letter of good health for visa application
  • COVID-19 counseling for international travel
    • COVID-19 testing for travel is not offered
    • Forms for travel will not be completed after-hours or on weekends
    • For commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and travel, watch the Travel Education Module before making an appointment
  • Medical students/advanced level nursing students doing a clinical rotation abroad with possible blood/body fluid exposure
    • Language immersion programs, shadowing medical personnel, taking vital signs, and medical chart reviews do not constitute a significant exposure risk
    • Service Trips: If you are not a medical or nursing student, it is recommended that you not be involved in procedures with possible blood and body fluid exposure.
How to Make a Pre-Travel Appointment
  1. Complete the required online Travel Education Module prior to making an appointment. You will be asked to sign an attestation at the end of the module.
  2. Complete the required "Travel Questionnaire" prior to making an appointment. (This is not the same as registering your travel with the International Studies Office.)
  • Medical students/advanced level nursing students doing clinical rotations abroad (with possible blood and body fluid exposure) will also need to complete the following module before their appointment:
  • Students with a Physical Exam Form are required to complete the following steps:
    • Complete your portion of the form prior to your appointment.
    • Upload the form on the HealthyHoos patient portal. Click "Uploads". In the "Choose document" dropdown box, choose "Travel Physical."
    • You must still bring the original form to your appointment

Once you have completed the relevant steps above, call Medical Services at (434) 982-3915 to schedule your appointment. Same-day visits are not available.

  • Reserve 1-2 hours for your appointment, as most vaccines can be provided at your appointment (unless there is a shortage)
  • During the semester, travel appointments are made during reserved travel blocks with designated providers.
    • For travel appointments NOT made during these reserved travel blocks with designated providers, there is $40 convenience fee. You will be informed if this fee applies for your visit, and this fee is charged at the time of scheduling.
      • If there is ≥24 hours from your scheduled appointment time, you may cancel your appointment. Call to cancel and inform the front desk about obtaining a refund; cancelling your appointment on the HealthyHoos patient portal will not result in a refund without a phone call.
      • Appointments cancelled <24 hours from scheduled appointment time will not be refunded. No-show fees will still apply in addition to convenience fee.
Travel Questions Related to COVID-19
If you only have COVID-related questions about travel, you may make a "COVID Questions" appointment online for the following reasons:
  • Letter of Recovery from COVID-19
  • General COVID-19 test questions (NOTE: COVID-19 testing for travel is not performed at SHW)
  • COVID-19 vaccination questions
  • COVID-19 travel restrictions will not be reviewed at this appointment
  • No forms will be signed/completed after hours
  • No medications/immunizations recommendations can be made
  • You may still be referred for an in-clinic travel appointment if it is recommended for your proposed itinerary
University-Related Travel
Traveling for University-related purposes may include but is not limited to study, research, internships, service, conferences, presentations, teaching, performances, recruiting, or athletic competitions. University-related purposes include any travel that is for academic credit and/or utilizes University resources.
  • The University Policy on Student International Travel requires all students who engage in travel abroad for university-related purposes to register with the International Studies Office.
    • Registration instructions are available here.
    • Signing up for a SHW Travel Clinic appointment is NOT the same as registering your travel with the International Studies Office.

 

Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding Travel Clinic, please contact:

Mark Keeley, MD
Certified in Travel Health
Assistant Director for Travel Services
Phone: 434-982-3915
Email (for general inquiries only): msk5ub@virginia.edu