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Preparing for International Travel-UW Students

Before you travel or study abroad it’s important that you understand possible risks to your health and take appropriate precautions specific to your destination overseas. You can schedule a travel consultation at the UW Medicine Travel Clinic Hall Health Center prior to your study abroad program or any other world travel. Our travel health experts can inform you about:

  • Prevention of disease and injury (vaccines, medications, advice)
  • Understanding of health conditions that need urgent evaluation
  • How to access safe resources at your travel destination
  • How to seek care for mental health issues abroad

Travel consultations at Hall Health Center are fully covered by most insurance plans including Premera Lifewise (SHIP and GAIP).

Please note that SHIP will no longer be offered starting Fall Quarter of 2015. Click here for more information.

Many insurance plans now also cover vaccines. For example, Premera Lifewise may cover the following immunizations: 

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
  • Influenza
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Pneumococcal

Please contact your individual insurance plan to confirm travel consultation and immunization coverage prior to making an appointment.

Call (206) 685-1060 to schedule a travel consultation at Hall Health Center.

For more information about study abroad, see the International Programs & Exchanges website.