Travel Health

User with checkmark icon

Patient Eligibility

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff
  • Community members
Clock icon

Hours of Service

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

New patients should bring the Travel Medical History Form For study abroad program physicals, bring the printed requirements list found on MyWorld

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
First aid kit

Services Covered By Student Fees

  • Five office visits with a Medical or Travel every July through June (immunizations are not covered)

Let Us Help You Have a Safe and Enjoyable Trip

Nebraska Medicine health professionals certified in travel health are here to help you prepare for your upcoming trip, such as vacations, spring break trips, Education Abroad programs, faculty research trips and more.

Our staff provides individualized consultations where they will analyze your itinerary to make sure you receive all the immunizations you need and, when relevant, provide prescriptions for prophylaxis, which can be filled at the health center pharmacy. You will receive advice on up-to-date, country-specific travel advisories as well as general information on how to stay healthy while traveling(e.g.,insect protection, traveler diarrhea and high altitude sickness prevention).

Appointments

The travel clinic is available to UNL students, faculty and staff and community members 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. Appointments book quickly, so don’t delay. During times of high volume, it may take two to four weeks to obtain a travel appointment. We recommend scheduling two to three months before your anticipated departure date or sooner if you need a series of immunizations (please consult travel clinic provider). Call 402-472-5000 to schedule.

Cost

Students who pay student fees can receive five visits to the travel or medical clinic each year for no additional cost, but fees will apply for immunizations, labs and any procedures.All other visits will incur a charge. To determine how much your visit will cost, we recommend contacting your health insurance provider for coverage information. Patients are responsible for any charges not covered by insurance.

Click here to learn more about cost and insurance.

Important information for new patients

All new patients are required to bring a completed Travel Medical History Form and their previous immunization records and/or yellow international travel vaccination booklet to their first appointment. For Education Abroad program physicals, bring the printed requirements list found on MyWorld including the Education Abroad Confidential Health History Form, Education Abroad Clearance Form and Travel Medical History Form. Be prepared to discuss all your potential destination countries and to receive immunizations at the time of your visit.

Parking is available at meters along N 19th St and in our marked patient parking lot on the north side of the building. You will be ticketed for parking in other locations.

Yellow fever vaccine

The Travel Clinic is a designated yellow fever vaccination center —International Certificate of Vaccination yellow booklet. Please note, we are temporarily out of this vaccine due to a manufacturer shortage. Check back for more information on when yellow fever vaccinations will be available.

Yellow fever is a required vaccine for travel to certain countries in South America and Africa. If you have previously had a yellow fever vaccine, you are not required to be re-vaccinated.

Group consultations

A special consultation can be arranged for groups (four people or more at the same appointment) traveling for volunteerism, humanitarian relief, educational purposes, etc. to the same destination. Call 402-472-5000 to arrange this consultation.

Common Immunizations

Immunizations Dosage required Coverage
Hepatitis A Two doses At least 20 years
Hepatitis B Three doses Lifetime
Twinrix (Hep A/B) Three doses At least 20 years
Influenza Yearly booster One year
Japanese Encephalitis Two doses One year
Meningococcal ACWY One dose Three to five years
Meningococcal B Two to three doses Three to five years
Pneumococcal One dose after age 65 Lifetime
Polio Onetime adult booster Lifetime
Shingles Two doses Not yet determined
Rabies Three doses Blood test titer after two years
Tetanus (Td or Tdap) Five to 10 years
Typhoid Oral dose Five years
Typhoid injectable Two years
Yellow Fever (temporarily out of stock) Lifetime

VIS (Vaccine Information Statements)

VIS (Vaccine Information Statements) Other Languages

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my immunization records for the travel health appointment?

If you’ve traveled before, you may have these immunization recorded in a yellow international travel vaccination booklet. If you do not have this booklet, obtain your immunization records from your doctor’s office, county health department or high school/college.

What do I do if I have a post-travel illness or concern?

If you are a UNL student experiencing a fever, diarrhea or skin rashes/lesions, or if you think you might have an infectious disease or other travel-related concern, call 402-472-5000 to make an appointment. Be prepared to discuss your concern so that the phone attendant can book an appointment with the appropriate service for your needs. If you are a faculty, staff or community member, please consult with your primary care provider.