Your Visit to the Travel Clinic
Scheduling Your Appointment
Because some immunizations take longer to become effective, it is best to schedule your visit no later than two weeks before departure. (Although some clients are seen later than this due to time constraints.) If you are departing in a shorter time frame, we will make every attempt to schedule you as soon as possible.
If you are planning to move to another country, please schedule your appointment several months before your departure.
What to Bring
In order to determine your travel needs and to make your visit to the Travel Clinic as efficient as possible, please bring the following information to your appointment:
- Childhood vaccination/immunization records, if available
- Travel itinerary with departure dates and all destinations
- A list of any medications you are currently taking
- World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination (WHO Yellow Book), if you have one
Convenient Hours and Location
The University of Chicago Travel Clinic has two clinic sites -- one located at the medical center campus in Hyde Park, within the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), Clinic 5D, and at our downtown site, located at 150 East Huron, Suite 900. At the Hyde Park site, we are available for appointments on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. At the downtown site, we are available on Friday mornings.
Fees and Payments
There will be a fee for the evaluation/consultation, as well as for any immunizations you receive. Prescriptions provided are paid for at your pharmacy. We offer group discounts. Insurance is not billed for travel clinic services, and therefore payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash and major credit cards.
We will provide you with an itemized receipt for insurance purposes. Keep in mind that most insurance policies do not cover costs associated with travel.