Individual Travel Consultations are a critical step in preparation for a safe travel experience.

Some of the vaccines and medications must be started weeks prior to your travel.  It is critical that you start this process as early as possible. Please make an appointment with Student Health as soon as you know your travel plans.

To begin your travel consultation, call Student Health at (573) 341-4284 to schedule your appointment. You will then be given an online travel questionnaire in your patient portal to complete as soon as possible before your appointment. 

Plan on this appointment taking one hour.

Bring your health insurance card and any immunization records you have.

Walk-in travel appointments will not be accepted due to the amount of research that must take place prior to your travel consultation.

Students studying abroad must complete a health clearance with a licensed healthcare provider to review their travel and health history. This may be completed at Student Health Services by appointment or by a healthcare provider of your choice.  The General Health Clearance may be completed at any time during the application process but must be completed as soon as possible- the sooner the better. Please print, complete the top portion of the health clearance form and bring with you to your appointment at Student Health Services or to your health care provider if you are scheduling the health clearance with them.  The General Health Clearance form is located in your study abroad portal. Please review the form for details.  

If you see a health care provider for any ongoing condition, we recommend that provider complete the Health Specialist Report indicating that your condition is stable and/or any special considerations or treatment you may need while abroad.  This form is also located in your study abroad portal. Please review for form for details.

If you are studying abroad and need enrollment information regarding travel insurance through GeoBlue, please go to the Student Health Insurance Services page.

Group travel leaders (e.g. Engineers Without Borders, Miner Challenge, etc.) may schedule a meeting regarding travel health in addition to Individual Travel Consultations. Trip leads or advisors can contact to schedule a meeting.



Vaccinations are a key component in your travel planning. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) advise that ALL travelers are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines, including but not limited to the listing below. These are typically covered by health insurance.

  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  2. Polio
  3. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) – every 10 years
  4. Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 doses, typically given ages 1 and 5
  5. Yearly Influenza vaccine 
  6. Hepatitis A2 doses, typically given between age 1 and 2
  7. Hepatitis B 3 doses, typically started at birth
  8. Meningitis
  9. COVID-19

Some destinations may require or recommend the listing below. These are not typically covered by health insurance.

  1. Typhoid Vaccine 
  2. Yellow Fever Vaccine
  3. Malaria Medication
  4. Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
  5. Tick-borne Encephalitis vaccine
  6. Rabies vaccine

Please visit the CDC and the U.S. Department of State websites for the most up to date information for travelers for the area you will be visiting.

Travelers should also review the CDC website for travel during Covid-19:  International travelers click here.  Domestic travelers click here.

Last updated 5/17/2023