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Welcome to the UVA Student Health Travel Clinic!

We are pleased to offer students up-to-date and personalized travel-related medical care. We are staffed by a team of professionals dedicated to your health and safety while learning, exploring, and visiting abroad. The Travel Clinic is coordinated by Dr. Anjali Silva, Certified in Travel Medicine.

Travel Clinic is a service for all students who need travel-related counseling, immunizations or prescriptions, regardless of whether the trip is for academic or personal reasons. Travel clinic is ideal for travel to low and medium resource destinations where there is greater medical risk associated with travel. In general, a travel clinic appointment is not necessary for travel to high resource locations, such as Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand. However, physicals for study abroad programs to any location are available.

Health recommendations change frequently for travel to specific areas. To ensure that all students receive the appropriate medical care, a Travel Clinic appointment is required for any student requesting travel-related prescriptions or immunizations, even if the student has previously had travel counseling at Student Health or with an outside medical provider. Prescriptions for flight anxiety or jet lag will NOT be provided at travel clinic appointments.

All appointments for travel should be scheduled as early as possible in the travel planning process. This ensures ample time for appointment scheduling and, more importantly, for travel vaccines to take effect prior to departure. Please reserve enough time on   the day of your appointment for counseling and immunizations.

Travel clinic appointments for counseling and for physicals are offered at specified times during the week. There is no guarantee that a visit can be accommodated outside of these specified times; a charge of $40 for travel clinic appointments that are NOT during the specified times for travel clinic. Same day appointments are not available.

There is no guarantee that a vaccine will be available the day of your appointment.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINE AVAILABILITY

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Student Health will not have the Yellow Fever Vaccine available until further notice. Sanofi Pasteur has received permission from the FDA to provide the European Yellow Fever Vaccine called Stamaril to a limited number of clinics. Travelers and health care providers will be able to find locations that can administer Stamaril by visiting the yellow fever vaccination clinic search pageUVA Student Health Travel Clinic is NOT a provider of Stamaril.

 

APPOINTMENTS FOR PRE-TRAVEL COUNSELING

Pre-travel appointments can be made for the following:

  • Travel counseling, vaccinations, and/or prescriptions (regardless whether you have had a previous travel clinic appointment)

    • Prescriptions for flight anxiety or for jet lag will NOT be provided at travel appointments

  • Physical exam/form completion for a study abroad program in any destination (see required instructions below)

  • Letter of good health for visa application for any destination

  • Medical students/advanced level nursing students doing a clinical rotations 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. Log into Healthy Hoos.  Click "Forms".

  2. Fill out the required Travel Questionnaire, regardless of destination

  3. All students must complete the required online travel learning module prior to calling for an appointment. You must obtain a score of 10/13 on the quiz to pass. The new learning module, launched in August 2018, expires after one year. If it has been more than one year since you have done the module, you are required to complete it again. This module is best viewed on a laptop or desktop.

  4. In addition to the above module, medical students/advanced level nursing students doing clinical rotations abroad (with possible blood and body fluid exposure) also need to complete:

  5. 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 Healthy Hoos. Click "Uploads". In the "Choose document" dropdown box, choose "Travel Physical"

    • You must STILL bring the original form to your appointment.

  6. Call the General Medicine Clinic at 434-982-3915 to schedule your appointment

 

APPOINTMENTS FOR POST-TRAVEL ILLNESSES/CONCERNS:

Post-travel appointments can be made for any travel related concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Fever*
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin lesions/rashes
  • Infectious Disease Screening (TB, schistosomiasis, STIs)

Appointments can be made online (choose Travel-related Illness) or by calling General Medicine 434-982-3915.

*Students with fever and recent travel should be evaluated as soon as possible; ask to speak to a triage nurse if no immediate appointments are available.

 

Questions and Concerns

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

Anjali Silva MD

Certified in Travel Health
Assistant Director for Travel Services
Phone: 434-982-3915
Email: as4zv@virginia.edu