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Travel Consultation

Travel Consultations and recommended travel vaccinations are available at Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) during our Monday-Friday hours, with some Saturday appointments available.

Based upon your destination, a provider will:

  • determine what vaccines or medication you may need. (Vaccination requirements and recommendations for foreign travel are based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
  • identify emergency care in the destination country
  • provide an up-to-date country-specific packet

To schedule a consultation:

  • Online via My BuckMD (select Travel Consultation for the appointment reason)
  • By Phone with Advice/Appointments (614) 292-4321
  • In Person with Advice Appointments

**Be sure to indicate your destination to allow materials to be prepared in advance

What to bring to the consultation:

  • up-to-date vaccination records
  • current medications
  • recommendations from tour organizers
  • questions

Health Tips:

  • Food and waterborne diseases are the number one cause of illness in travelers.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Drink only bottled/boiled water, or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles, without ice.
  • Eat only cooked food or fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself.
  • Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it.
  • Don't handle animals.
  • Don't swim in freshwater, salt water is usually safer.
  • Protect yourself from insects by remaining in screened areas, using insect repellent, and wearing long sleeves and pants.
  • To prevent fungal and parasitic infections, do not go barefoot.
  • Carry a backup supply of your prescription medications with you on your trip.
  • Be sure you are up-to-date on your vision, dental, and medical exams before leaving.

Please visit U.S. Department of State for up-to-date travel advisories and information regarding specific countries.