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Travel Clinic

Contact information

Appointments (consultations and return immunizations): (206) 616-2495
Office (voicemail only): (206) 685-1060
Fax: (206) 221-5368

Traveler's health

UW staff and students

  • UW Global Support: Global Health, Safety & Security
    Provides a number of useful links to resources and presentations on staying safe and healthy when traveling abroad.
  • U.S. Department of State: Students Abroad
    Web site designed to offer college-age Americans a one-stop reference for international travel.
  • CDC: Traveling Students
    Prepare for a safe and healthy study abroad experience by following CDC's travel health tips for students.
  • UW International Emergency Phone Line: 001-206-632-0153
  • Global Health Resource Center: (206) 685-7362
  • HTH International (Medical Evacuation Insurance): (610) 254-8771

Infectious diseases

  • WHO: Disease Outbreak News
    Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
  • International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
    Promoting healthy travel worldwide
  • Google/CDC: Flu Trends (Google's philanthropic organization) has partnered with the CDC and uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems.
  • HealthMap: Global Disease Alert Map
    This site pulls data from a wide variety of sources including PROMed, WHO, Google News, and more to map out where there are current disease outbreaks worldwide. You can click on a tag on the map to get details about a particular outbreak.
  • Pandemic Flu / Avian Flu
    One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information.
  • CIA: The World Fact Book
    Provides a wealth of information about individual countries including geography, economy, transportation, military, and general background information.
  • Medline Plus: Traveler's Health
    Tips, guides, and tools for the international traveler from the National Institutes of Health.

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Our providers are certified by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).

CRbutterfly.jpgEstablished in 1995, the University of Washington (UW) Travel Clinic at Hall Health Center provides comprehensive travel health services to staff, faculty and students of the UW, as well as the general public.

We provide travel medicine advice to all ages, including children. Our clinic is staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners certified as travel providers by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).

  • Country-by-country analysis of your itinerary, anticipated activities, and review of previous immunizations to develop an individualized plan.
  • All travel related immunizations (including yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies). Please see our immunization information.
  • Advice on malaria prophylaxis and options for anti-malaria medications.
  • Information and medications to help prevent and/or treat illness and injury, such as traveler's diarrhea and acute mountain sickness (AMS).
  • International Certificate of Vaccination as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a designated yellow fever center.
  • Post-travel assessments available to established patients and UW staff and students that return from travel with illness or injury.

Pre-travel consultations

We recommend scheduling an initial travel consultation at least 4-6 weeks before departure. However, we will meet your travel health needs as completely as the time we have allows.

  • Please call (206) 616-2495 to schedule a travel appointment.
  • In addition, Hall Health Center has an on-site pharmacy and immunization clinic to provide all of your vaccines and prescriptions on the day of your visit.
  • Common Travel Supplies (prices are for Hall Health Center Pharmacy)

Post-travel consultations

In spite of the best planning and preventive measures, accidents and illnesses can happen when traveling. Hall Health Center offers comprehensive medical care for the returned traveler. We evaluate UW students, faculty/staff and established patients at Hall Health Center.

  • Please call (206) 616-2495 to schedule a post-travel evaluation.
  • If you have never been seen at Hall Health Center, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.

For chronic, travel related infections, we suggest a consultation with:

This consultation requires a physician referral and a medical record review prior to scheduling an appointment.

  • Comprehensive pre-travel consultations (including malaria prevention) for anyone in the community
  • All travel-related immunizations (including yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and rabies)
  • CDC-designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic
  • Providers certified by the International Society of Travel medicine (ISTM)
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