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Preparing for a Trip

Schedule before you travel

Because several weeks may be required to complete a needed vaccine series, we recommend you come in for the initial appointment at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date. You should telephone for an appointment two weeks before that, if possible. When this is not possible, we will meet your travel health needs as completely as the time we have allows.

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  • If this is your first visit to Hall Health Center, please read about registering, insurance and billing.
  • Payment is to be made the day of your appointment. We accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.
  • If your medical insurance plan covers travel medicine (which only a few do) please bring your insurance card to the appointment check-in. 
  • Please remember to bring your record of past immunizations, this is very important as it helps us make recommendations regarding which immunizations you will need for your travel.
  • Fill out our Travel Clinic Questionnaire and bring it with you to your appointment.
  • At the time of your appointment, check in at the Patient Service Center (opposite main entrance) for every visit. After checking in, you may proceed to the Travel Clinic, which is located on the first floor.

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9-12 weeks prior to departure

  • Update passport and foreign visa applications
  • Check into health insurance coverage requirements for overseas medical care
  • Purchase medical evacuation insurance

6-8 weeks prior to departure

  • Schedule a travel consultation with UW Medicine Travel Clinic at Hall Health Center
  • Receive routine and travel related immunizations, travel prescriptions, update medical records
  • Receive prescriptions (travel and routine) from pharmacy

1-2 weeks prior to departure

  • Organize travel documents and emergency contact list
  • Finalize travel health kit and prescription medications for travel