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If your ASU study abroad program includes a stay in one or more higher health risk locations such as Africa, Central/South America, China, Eastern Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, or Southeast Asia, you will be required to visit the ASU Health Services Travel Medicine Clinic as a condition of participating in the program. More details will be provided to you during the application process. This visit is not required for students traveling to low health risk locations (such as Australia, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the UK or Ireland) unless prompted by the Study Abroad Office, based on any health conditions you disclose within the ASU Student Health Questionnaire in your online study abroad application.
One of the primary benefits of visiting the ASU Travel Medicine Clinic is to get the advice from a travel medicine provider on how to navigate the healthcare system in your specific program location(s) and how to manage any major or minor health conditions while abroad, which is information your own doctor may not be able to effectively provide. This includes things like taking and filling medications, understanding how the new location and/or the stresses of travel may exacerbate any existing conditions, and accessing local resources on-site. Depending on where your program is located, there may also be required and recommended vaccinations, medicines needed to prevent certain diseases like Malaria, or other health advice that may help you to maximize your learning experience abroad. Note that some vaccinations require 2-4 weeks before they are effective.
To schedule a travel medicine appointment with ASU Health Services, call (480) 965-3349. When you call to schedule your appointment, please keep the following in mind:
Complete cost and payment details are available at the ASU Health Services website. ASU Health Services accepts most health insurances to pay for your travel visit and/or physical exam. However, some insurance policies will not cover any travel-related medical expenses, including travel clinic appointments and/or vaccinations, so be sure to inquire with your insurance provider on coverage details so that there are no unanticipated expenses.