Travel Health Consultation
Travel Health Consultation Requirement for Study Abroad
All KU study abroad participants traveling abroad are required to obtain a Travel Health Consultation from a clinician at Watkins Health Services Travel Clinic as soon as possible (but no later than one month prior to departure). The travel health consultation will provide you with an excellent opportunity to discuss personal health matters as well as those particular to your host country and to international travel. Because individuals with preexisting conditions are at higher risk for negative outcomes of COVID-19 we strongly suggest you discuss this during your Travel Health Consultation prior to signing the financial contract.
Lawrence campus students will not be charged a Watkins Health Services fee if they pay campus fees for the current semester and if they visit a clinician at Watkins Health Services Travel Clinic before the current semester ends. Study Abroad students do not pay campus fees, so if you wait until after the semester ends to have your clinician visit at Watkins before you leave to go abroad, you will be charged a fee. Please check with Watkins Health Services for more information regarding these fees (785) 864-9507.
KU Edwards Campus students and KU Medical Center students will be charged a fee for this service which may be covered by health insurance. Please check with Watkins Health Services for more information regarding these fees (785) 864-9507.
Because several weeks may be required to complete an immunization series, travel health consultations should be scheduled a minimum of 6-8 weeks before departure.
To schedule your individual travel health consultation, call Watkins Health Services Travel Clinic at (785) 864-9507. Watkins Health Service Travel Clinic appointments are a free service to students who have paid their Lawrence Campus Fees for the current term.
NOTE: This appointment can be held virtually for students who do not need immunizations and/or do not have any health forms that need to be completed and signed off on by a physician.
Students are able to fulfill this requirement through an appointment with their personal physician outside of KU. Students electing this option must ensure the Travel Health Consultation Form is signed by their personal physician and returned to Study Abroad & Global Engagement before they depart on their study abroad program (the Travel Health Consultation Form is not needed for students who meet with Watkins Health Services Travel Clinic).