An extensive travel program is available to serve OSU faculty, staff and student employees traveling for business, research or pleasure to countries outside the United States. Users of the clinic receive information about immunization requirements in the parts of the world to which they will travel, disease prevention, handling of medications, dealing with emergencies and obtaining medical assistance abroad.
Appointments for pre-travel consultation with the Occupational Medicine Nurse can be made at 541-737-9355.
Employees traveling outside the United States should access necessary travel information and register their trip at the OSU Office of Risk Management.
There is a charge for the travel consultation. Additional fees are assessed if you receive a prescription, immunization and/or lab tests.
Preparing for Appointments
- Prior to your appointment, please print out a hardcopy of the International Medical Questionnaire (PDF), fill it out, and bring it with you.
- Please schedule your appointments well in advance of anticipated travel; some immunizations are given in a series over a period of time and may take anywhere from two to six months.
- Bring records of all previous immunizations.
- Bring your detailed travel itinerary in the order of destinations, dates and length of stay in each location.
- Be prepared to discuss any illnesses you have and medications you are taking.
- International Medical Questionnaire (PDF)
- MEDEX Travel Assist Program (PDF) - Part of PEBB Benefits
- PEBB Statewide Plan International Claim Form (PDF)
Will you or one of your covered family members be traveling outside the United States sometime soon? Under the PEBB Statewide Plan, you'll still be covered at the in-plan level for medically-necessary services. Read Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about international coverage under the PEBB Statewide Plan.
Occupational Travel Resources
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers international travel guidance by providing helpful strategies to reduce health risks. The OSHA bulletin suggests that international business travelers follow recommendations for immunizations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are available at wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx.