What is the IU Health Center Travel Clinic?
The Travel Clinic is part of the Immunization Department. It is staffed by Registered Nurses trained in the special concerns and problems associated with international travel. Physicians are also available for more consultation. The mission of the Travel Clinic is to reduce the health risks of international travel through counseling, appropriate vaccination, education, and medicinal prophylaxis. The clinic uses TRAVAX software, which is updated weekly, to provide the most up-to-date information and recommendations.
Who may come to the Travel Clinic?
Anyone who is traveling outside of the U.S. may make an appointment at the IU Travel Clinic. IU students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, call (812) 855-7688 and follow the menu for an appointment with the Travel Clinic. The Clinic is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with special hours as posted during holidays and semester breaks. If you cannot keep your appointment, call 855-7688 to cancel. There is a no-show fee if you do not cancel. It is recommended to come in 4-6 weeks prior to travel.
Can I get Yellow Fever shots here? Can I get all my shots here?
Yes, the IU Health Center Travel Clinic is a state certified Yellow Fever Center. We also stock a full range of other vaccines that may be needed for safe travel. We also have International Certificates of Vaccination to record your immunizations.
What will happen at the appointment?
The nurse will enter your country destination into the computer and will print out the information about your countries. You and the nurse will discuss your trip, and together you will decide which vaccinations are appropriate for your destination. A schedule of return visits will be set, if necessary, to complete the vaccination series. Most travelers will receive some or all of their shots at the first visit.
The nurse will also answer questions you have about health and safety on you trip. You will receive records of the vaccination received at the time of your visit. This may be necessary for you to carry with you on the trip or for you to get a visa.
What should I bring to the appointment?
- Information on current illnesses and health problems that require regular care.
- A list of medications you are currently taking or will be taking during your travels, including over-the-counter medication and birth control.
- Any information on your previous immunizations.
- Your itinerary.
Other travel resources:
www.cdc.gov/ Center for Disease Control Travel Information
www.shoreland.com/ Travel Health Online
www.indiana.edu/~health IU Health Center web page (click on “Travel Clinic”)
(812) 855-7688 IU Health Center appointments
(812) 855-5002 IU Health Center information and screening nurse