UHS - Travel Health & Immunizations

University Health Services (UHS) provides services for pre- and post-international travel needs for students and employees (and their dependents, 16 and older). Princeton travelers can arrange a confidential in-person travel health consultation with a travel heath provider at UHS to discuss chronic medical conditions, special diets, prescription medications and strategies for meeting their health needs when traveling internationally. These services are available by appointment only

  • Individual travel health
  • Group travel health
  • Travel immunizations
  • Travel-related prescriptions
  • Medical evaluations upon return (for students)
  • Coverage overseas

Individual Travel Health
UHS recommends that students and employees make an appointment four to six weeks prior to international travel. Travel health appointments will teach you about country-specific risks and precautions and how to stay healthy while traveling. If you have a chronic medical condition, are pregnant, or are traveling to Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and the NIS of the former Soviet Union, and the South Pacific (except Australia and New Zealand), you require an advanced travel health appointment. 

Group Travel Health
UHS recommends that students and employees make an appointment four to six weeks prior to international travel. 

Students: if your professor, administrator, or student group leader has arranged for group travel health, you will be required to attend a group travel health and safety presentation and will receive additional travel advice through email. You will not need to make an individual travel health appointment. 

Travel Immunizations
If you are a student and need travel immunizations, they can be started during your travel health appointment. You may need additional immunization appointments to complete all recommended immunizations. Make your travel health appointment as early as possible.

If you are an employee, most immunizations will be administered during the travel health appointment.