Travel Medicine

Planning a trip? Make UHS’ travel medicine clinic your first stop. We’ve got the information and vaccinations you need to help you stay healthy.

Appointments

Appointments are required. You should be seen at least four weeks before you leave. Call (413) 577-5101.

UHS travel medicine clinic

Questions?

If you have questions before your appointment, call the clinic, (413) 577-5151.

Insurance and billing

Travel clinic is self-pay.  UHS does not bill health insurance for travel medicine. Patients are seen on a fee-for-service basis and payment is required on the day of the visit. A receipt with detailed information will be provided for you to seek reimbursement from insurance on your own.

Before making an appointment please consult your health insurance plan for coverage information, so you're aware of what your insurance company will reimburse you for.

Yellow fever vaccination

Travelers to or from certain countries need proof of immunization against yellow fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease. Yellow fever vaccine must be approved by the World Health Organization and administered by an approved vaccination center. 

Currently there is a worldwide shortage of yellow fever vaccine.  At this time, UHS is not providing this vaccine.  The CDC has approved limited travel clinics to administer Stamaril, a European version.  For assistance in locating an approved Stamaril clinic, please call 413.577.5151.

Learn more about yellow fever from the Centers for Disease Control.

International travel insurance

UMass Amherst has purchased an international travel insurance package which provides coverage and services to students participating in university-sponsored and approved international study programs, and to faculty, staff and volunteers on approved international travel for university business. For information, see the International Programs Office website.