Travel Clinic

The Travel Clinic at the Engemann Student Health Center offers personalized health and travel information to the students of USC. Students will receive consultations based upon their personal health, immunization history and areas of intended travel.

Students will be provided with the most current travel information available from the Centers for Disease Control and from a computerized Travel Health Information Service. Every effort is made to enhance your travel experience while maintaining your optimum health.

What Is Provided At The Consultation?

The travel consultation will provide you with personalized information, based on your itinerary, which includes:

  • Immunization requirements based on areas you will travel
  • Health risks and precautions
  • Geography and climate
  • Embassy locations
  • General travel information and advice
  • Political and social environment
  • Suggestions on how to assemble your own medical kit
  • International SOS Information

Consultations are by appointment only.

Make an Appointment

Please make appointments well in advance for the travel clinic. Some immunization series are most effective if started 6 months prior to the date of travel. We recommend that you allow yourself at least 8 weeks to adequately prepare for travel.

To make an appointment please fill out a Travel History Form and fax it to the Engemann Immunization Clinic at (213) 821-2740. Once you have submitted this form, please call (213) 740-0472 to make an appointment.

Please bring all previous immunization records to your appointment.

Immunizations for Travel

Required and recommended immunizations and tests are provided based on your travel itinerary and consultation. These may include:

  • Tuberculosis Skin Test/Chest X-ray
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Typhoid
  • Meningococcal
  • Polio Vaccine (inactivated)
  • Tetanus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Influenza
  • Chemoprophylaxis for malaria

Travel Consultation For Groups Traveling Abroad

The Engemann Student Health Center offers group consultations on Wednesday afternoons for groups of 8 students or more traveling abroad. The consulting pharmacist will conduct a 30 minute informational session for the group followed by a 10-15 minute individual consultation. This 10-15 minute consultation is essential to having the specific required and recommended vaccines ordered for the student. Once the order is placed, the student may choose to have their vaccines administered immediately following their consultation or return during the Immunization Clinic hours of operation.

Many vaccines need to be administered in a series or requires minimum time before they are effective. Please schedule appointments at least 6-8 weeks in advance for maximum benefit.

What We Need From Group Leaders

  • Group Leader’s personal contact information (phone and e-mail)
  • Dates of travel
  • Specific itinerary of where the group will travel and all cities they will visit
  • Description of what type of work/activities will be done on the trip
  • List of names and USC ID numbers of all students attending the consultation
  • Ensure that each student has completed and submitted a travel history form prior to the consultation

Other Resources

For additional travel information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.