Travel Services Available To Hope Students
Each year many Hope students travel outside of the country, either independently
or as part of a group. The Hope Health Center assists over 200 students
every year with travel immunizations.
Travel Vaccines available at the Hope Health Center include:
Anti-malaria prescriptions (to be filled at your pharmacy)
Hepatitis A vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccine
Polio vaccine, adult booster
Typhoid vaccine, both oral and injectable
Yellow Fever vaccine
Travel related expenses are not covered under the HopeHealth
Call your major medical insurance provider and ask if they cover travel
vaccines or travel related services. Most insurance companies do
not cover the fees for travel related vaccines. Travel vaccines done in
the Hope Health Center may be put on your student account or paid
at the time of service. You may request and submit a statement to your
major medical insurance company for possible reimbursement.
1. Obtain a Travel Report that provides information concerning recommended
and required immunizations specific to your itinerary.
You may obtain a free travel report through the Hope Health Center by
completing a Travel Form.
You can find travel information at www.cdc.gov.
2. Obtain Travel Warnings from the U.S. Department of State; www.state.gov/travel/
Register your trip here
Obtain Passport and Visa information
3. Obtain Travel immunizations at least 1 month prior to departure.
Sooner is better!
4. Obtain Medication refills to cover your trip.
Many countries do not have the same medications or are unable to honor
your doctor’s prescription.
5. Contact your Major Medical Insurance provider and ask if they will
cover sickness or injury while you are on your trip.
Many insurance companies do not cover you once you leave the country!
6. Obtain traveler’s insurance to cover injury or medical care.
Think about choosing one that will pay to transport you back to the United
States if necessary.
IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY SICK OR INJURED WHILE TRAVELING
1. Contact your travel insurance company. Many will direct you to an
appropriate health care provider.
2. Call or locate the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate
3. If you have an American Express card, call their local offices for
help finding health care.
4. If all else fails, ask other travelers or locals for help.
1. See your health care provider if you develop any of the following
Watery diarrhea OR Bloody diarrhea OR Explosive diarrhea
2. Repeat your TB screening tool, located on our website.
Obtain a TB skin test 9 – 12 weeks after returning from a country
with high-incidence of tuberculosis.