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Overseas Health Information

The Travel Medicine Clinic provides education and immunization services to all students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School and the Graduate School.  Faculty and staff accompanying Lewis and Clark students may also use the services of the Travel Medicine Clinic.  The goal of the Travel Medicine Clinic program is to assist travelers in maintaining good health while traveling, so that the traveler can maximize his/her experience abroad.

Services:

  • Assessment of health care and immunization needs based on the traveler’s health history and travel itinerary.
  • Vaccinations available:
    Hepatitis  A Hepatitis B HPV vaccine
    Influenza Meningococcal Polio
    Typhoid Rabies Yellow Fever
    Measles, Mumps
    Rubella (MMR)
    Tetanus Diphtheria
     (Td)
    Tetanus Diphtheria
    Pertussis  (Tdap)
     International Certificate of Vaccination available.
  • Information on prevention and treatment of common illnesses and health concerns for areas identified on the traveler’s itinerary.
  • Prescriptions for prevention and treatment of illnesses such as traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, motion sickness or altitude illness.
  • Laboratory services, including required blood and urine tests.
  • The returning student traveler may be seen in the clinic for follow-up care regarding illnesses and injuries incurred while traveling.
  • Tuberculosis screening.

Fees

There are fees for vaccinations, medications, laboratory tests and tuberculosis screening.  There are no fees for health consultations.

Appointments

  • Please make your appointment 4-6 months before you travel.  Some vaccinations are given in a series over 6 months.
  • Bring a record of your previous vaccinations.
  • Bring information concerning ongoing medical conditions and/or medications you are taking.
  • Bring your itinerary including areas of travel, dates and length of stay in each location.
  • Call the Student Health Service for an appointment: 503-768-7165

Online Sources

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention contains information on vaccines and disease prevention, as well as maps indicating the frequency of infections in specific countries.

The State Department Travel Page focuses on high crime and political unrest. It also gives safety information and tips on local laws and customs. The phone number for overseas citizens’ services is (202) 647-5225.

The Lewis & Clark Overseas office website has information about programs offered at Lewis and Clark College.

Organizations

International SOS Assistance
8 Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 207
Trevose, PA 19053-6956
(800) 523-8930

Travel Assistance International
1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 821-2828

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
417 Center Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 754-4883