Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

Travel Consultation

Travel consultations and recommended travel vaccinations are available at Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS).  At this appointment a medical provider will:

Schedule a Consultation

  • Online via My BuckMD
  • Call 614-292-4321
  • In-person
  • Include destination to allow materials to be prepared in advance

Bring to Consultation

  • Up-to-date vaccination records
  • Current medications
  • Recommendations from tour organizers

Health Tips

  • Food and waterborne diseases are the number one cause of illness to travelers
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Drink only bottled/boiled water, or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles, without ice
  • Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it
  • Don't handle animals
  • Don't swim in fresh-water, salt-water is typically safer
  • Protect yourself from insects: remain in screened areas, use insect repellent, and wear long sleeves and pants
  • Prevent fungal and parasitic infections by not going barefoot
  • Bring a backup supply of prescription medications 
  • If not completed recently, schedule vision, dental, and medical exams before leaving

Please visit the U.S. Department of State for up-to-date travel advisories and information regarding specific countries.