Travel Health Services for Medical Students
NYU School of Medicine provides travel-related health services by appointment for medical students planning international trips, whether for research, study, a medical mission, or tourism. Please schedule travel health appointments at least six weeks before your departure date.
We provide recommended immunizations, medication prescriptions, and safety information tailored to your destination. There is no cost for vaccinations needed for travel planned as part of participation in our Global Health Initiatives; however, fees apply for any immunizations required for travel not associated with an NYU School of Medicine academic program. Prior to making your appointment, consult with the Student Health Service about the cost of health services for personal travel.
We recommend that when preparing for a trip abroad you keep the following in mind:
- Stay up to date with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel health notices for specific destinations.
- Review security policies on packing medication and medical devices from the Transportation Security Administration.
- Pack enough refills of medications to last for the duration of your trip, and keep them clearly labeled in their original containers to avoid confusion.
- If you take more than two medications, an injectable medication, or a narcotic, carry a signed and dated letter from your prescriber describing the related medical condition or conditions and necessary medications.
- Carry a card or wear a bracelet if you have a medical condition that might require emergency care, such diabetes or allergies.
Make an Appointment
To schedule a travel health appointment, call our office at 212-263-5489. We are located at 334 East 25th Street, suite 103.