Travel Clinic Services
The University of Chicago Travel Clinic offers complete travel care, ranging from consultation, immunizations, and preventative medicine to post-travel care in the event of an illness.
During your visit, our travel nurse or doctor will meet with you to discuss the details of your trip, your medical history, and your current health status. With the use of a travel disease database, the clinician will advise you of the required and/or recommended immunizations. Most of our patients are able to receive immunizations or prescriptions for preventive medicine during their initial visit.
In addition to providing expert medical care, our staff will inform you of general travel health guidelines--such as food, water, and insect precautions. You will also be advised of particular health risks and disease outbreaks for the region where you are traveling. At the end of your consultation, you will receive written information specific to your destination and any vaccinations you have received.
Immunizations and Vaccines
Immunizations can be expensive. At the University of Chicago Travel Clinic, we try to keep our prices competitive. Please note that the travel consultation fee is separate from the vaccine prices noted below.
- Tetanus/diphtheria (Td): $55
- Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (Tdap): $75
- Hepatitis A vaccine (2-shot series): $75 per shot
- Hepatitis B vaccine (3-shot series) $80 per shot
- Hepatitis A/B combo (3-shot series) ination: $145 per shot (offered only at the Hyde Park site)
- Influenza vaccine (flu vaccine): $30
- Japanese encephalitis (2-shot series): $210 each
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine: $80
- Meningitis vaccine (for patients older than age 56): $120
- Meningitis/DTC: $120
- Pneumonia vaccine: $55
- Polio: $60
- Typhoid vaccine: Most often a four-capsule prescription purchased at the pharmacy. In rare cases, a traveler may require one shot ($100) rather than an oral vaccine.
- Yellow fever vaccine: $115
- Rabies vaccine: $195 Due to national rabies vaccine shortage, supply is currently unavailable for pre-travel vaccination until further notice.
Prices are subject to change.
Most Common Vaccines
Fortunately, most travelers do not need more than three vaccines. The most commonly administered vaccines are:
- Hepatitis A for travelers to developing countries
- Yellow fever vaccine for many travelers to sub-Saharan Africa and for some travelers to Latin America
- Polio vaccine booster for some travelers to Africa and Asia
- Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis/DTC) for travelers younger than age 56 traveling to parts of Africa and to Saudi Arabia during the Haj
If a traveler is not up-to-date with routine immunizations, we may advise him or her to have them updated. The most commonly recommended shots are measles, mumps, and rubella; and diphtheria/tetanus.
Consultation and Group Rates
When coming for immunizations, a pre-travel consultation fee also applies:
- Travel evaluation: $95
- Travel evaluation with prior evaluation on file: $55
- Group evaluation: $55 per person
You qualify for the group evaluation rate if you are traveling with another person, and both of you can be evaluated together--at the same time, in the same room. This is ideal for couples who do not mind sharing their health histories.
Students who have paid a health and wellness fee can receive discounted travel care at the Student Care Center.
Preventive medications for diseases--such as malaria--and medications for common travel illnesses--such as traveler’s diarrhea--are also available at the clinic.
In the event of an illness during or after your trip, we are available for post-travel diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. For example, we can perform blood tests to diagnose malaria and stool tests for parasites.