Does Your Study Abroad Program Require a Physical?
If so, it is important to allow enough time to do this. Be sure to make your appointment early so that you can get all forms completed and returned to your program on time. Call x2810 to make aTravel Medicine appointment prior to December 15th and May 15th each semester. Health Service clinicians can administer CDC recommended immunizations during your visit. For optimum immunity, obtain immunizations 4-6 weeks prior to departure.
Click HERE for continually updated CDC travel health information regarding international health notices, immunization requirements, and recommendations specific for your destination(s).
Click HERE for our Wellesley College specific information for traveling abroad.
It is also important to take care of any health issues prior to foreign travel. In addition to seeing a clinician, make dental appointments and refill all prescription medications you take regularly to avoid any potential problems while away.
Do You Need More Than A Months Worth of Medication While Traveling Abroad?
If you have the Wellesley College Health Insurance plan, please follow these directions.
If you have private insurance, we encourage you to call the insurance company directly as they may have a similar procedure which would allow multiple months of medication to be dispensed and covered.
Pre-Departure Planning Tips:
Consider how you can get the support you need while abroad with chronic medical or mental health issues. Anticipate how the psychosocial stress of an international experience might exacerbate any condition and have a plan for the "what if's".
Travel Clinics In the Boston Area accepting HMO or PPO Health Insurance include, but are not limited to:
1. Columbia MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham LINK HERE
2. Beth Isreal Hospital, Boston LINK HERE
3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston LINK HERE
4. Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge LINK HERE
5. Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton call (617) 243-6597 to book apointment and verify insurance coverage.
*Other local Travel Clinic which does NOT accept insurance for travel visits:
*Doctors Express, Natick LINK HERE
Please be mindful to book appointments 4-8 weeks prior to departure for optimum vaccination effectiveness, per CDC (Center for Disease Control).
Be sure to obtain copies of any vaccinations you recieve and bring them to Health Services to be uploaded onto your My Wellness (Online Student Health) Medical Records for future reference.