Travel Clinic

University Student Health Services offers free in-depth travel consultations for students planning to travel abroad.  Consultations include a review of recommended vaccines, travel-related prescriptions, and safety information. 

Students are responsible for the cost of prescriptions and travel vaccines recommended, which can be purchased through Student Health or the student's pharmacy of choice.  Student Health offers many of the vaccinations recommended for international travel.  Click on the link to view a list of vaccine fees at Student Health.

Scheduling An Appointment

Plan ahead! Schedule your travel appointment at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your departure date because some travel vaccines take several weeks to become effective.  

  • Travel appointments must be scheduled by phone or in-person.  Appointments are available at both the Monroe Park (804-828-8828) and VCU Medical Center (804-828-9220) clinics.  
  • Complete Student Health's online Travel Health Form prior to your appointment.  You will be able to access this form through our Web Portal once you have scheduled your travel appointment.
  • If you are doing a study abroad AND your host school requires a physical exam or statement of overall health, you will need to 1) schedule a Travel Physical (45 minutes), 2) bring your school forms (with your part completed!) to the appointment; and 3) complete Student Health's Travel Health Form via the Web Portal.

Special consultation appointments are available for student groups participating in study abroad programs or in service projects, such as those providing medical or dental care abroad.  A group spokesperson is encouraged to contact Student Health to arrange a group consultation. 

Vaccination Services

Student Health offers an extensive variety of travel vaccines, except for Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies vaccines.  

  • Students are responsible for the cost of their vaccines.  Student Health does not bill health insurance; however, students may submit receipts to their health insurance for reimbursement as applicable.
  • Vaccines should be received at least thirty days before the risk of exposure for optimal benefit.
  • There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine until mid-2019.  For information about Richmond locations that still have doses of the vaccine available, visit our Immunizations webpage.  Click here for updated information about the Yellow Fever vaccine shortage.
Travel Resources

A well-informed traveler is a safer traveler.  Click on the link for a list of online travel resources to keep you safe and healthy during your travels.

We strongly recommend enrolling your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy by using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).