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

When calling to make your appointment for travel immunizations please note that not all insurance cover travel vaccines.  Prior to your visit, please consult with your health insurance carrier to ask about your health benefit for these services so you are aware of what your out of pocket expense will be.  UHS will bill your health insurance for the travel visit and the vaccines given the day of your visits.  Any and all vaccines and visit costs not paid by your health insurance are your responsibility.  You will be asked to sign a financial agreement form prior to your visit.

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.