Student Health Services is excited to support you in your international travels and offers travel health consultations to students. Your health history, medications, allergies, and vaccination records will be reviewed as well as specific health needs for your destination. 

Depending on the reason and/or destination of travel, students who travel internationally under a university program may be required or advised to see 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. 

To begin your travel consultation, call Student Health at (573) 341-4284. You will then be given an online travel questionnaire in your patient portal to complete. Please plan on this appointment taking 1 to 1.5 hours, especially if you are traveling to locations requiring certain travel vaccinations.



Students required to see a healthcare provider regarding their travel should download and complete the travel health consultation form (also located in your study abroad portal and/or travel registry). This may be completed at any time during the application process but should be completed at least six weeks prior to travel. Please print, complete the top portion of the form, and bring with you to your travel health appointment. Please review the form for details.

If you see a health care provider for any ongoing condition, we recommend that you also see that provider to review that any condition is stable and/or any special considerations or treatment you may need while abroad. 

For students with scheduled appointments for travel at Student Health, please keep in mind the following:

  • 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. Contact Student Health as soon as you know your travel plans. 
  • Bring your health insurance card with you to your appointment. This will be used for any routine vaccine updates. 
  • Plan on this appointment taking 1 to 1.5 hours. 
  • Walk-in travel appointments will not be accepted due to the amount of research that must take place prior to your travel consultation. 

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.

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Polio
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis
  • COVID-19

Some destinations may require or recommend additional vaccines. These are not typically covered by health insurance. 

  • Typhoid 
  • Yellow Fever
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Tick-borne Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Malaria prevention antibiotics

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.

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

Group travel leaders (e.g. Engineers Without Borders, Miner Challenge, Faculty Led, etc.) with questions regarding their group travel, please email Student Health Services ( 

For more information regarding study abroad, click here.

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.

Faculty and staff traveling internationally are encouraged to see their primary care healthcare provider prior to travel. If specific travel vaccinations or medications are needed that they do not provide, the following locations offer travel vaccinations and medications:

MU Healthcare Travel Clinic

Passport Health

CDC yellow fever vaccinations sites in Missouri

State Health Departments - some offer travel vaccinations (not Phelps County HD):  St Charles County Health Department.