The Student Health Center offers health advice and some immunizations to Western students planning to travel to developing countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
At this time, the Student Health Center is not offering travel consultations. If you will be traveling to a low or middle income country please see the off campus travel resource list.
Call the Student Health Center at 360-650-3400 and ask to speak to our Travel Nurse. You can also email your questions to the attention of Kylie Riemann, RN BSN.
Medical Form Completion
If you need a medical form completed for your travel or study abroad program, you can make an appointment for this with any Student Health Center medical provider. Have your portion of the form completed and bring it with you to your appointment. There is a charge for the exam and form completion.
Who Needs a Travel Consultation?
Please view our Travel Health and Safety video. This will help you determine if you will benefit from a travel consult.
If you are traveling exclusively to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Western Europe or urban areas of Japan, make sure you are up to date on all routine immunizations recommended for the United States.
If you are visiting a low or middle income country including most countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa, a formal travel consultation is recommended. Please see the off campus travel resource list to find a travel provider.
Insurance Coverage while Traveling
In spite of the best planning and preventive measures, accidents and illnesses can happen when traveling. It is important to be sure that you have TRAVEL medical insurance coverage while traveling. This is in addition to your regular health insurance plan. Please review the WWU International Travel page. If you click on "Consider Supplemental Insurance" you will see the various options available to you.
The Student Health Center can also provide post-travel medical care. If you experience fevers, chills, diarrhea or other illnesses after traveling, or if you may have been exposed to malaria, call for an appointment at 360-650-3400.
There are additional fees for most travel-related services.
Charges Billed to Student Account
You may request an itemized receipt of all charges incurred, with necessary codes, for submission to your insurance company. (Please note, only a few insurance companies cover health care expenses related to preparation for travel - please contact your insurance company for questions about coverage).