See the World, But See Us First
Whether you are going to an exotic locale for spring break or studying abroad for a semester, Bryant Student Health Services will help prepare you for your trip. Travel health services are available to students, faculty, and staff.
The Travel Health Service at Bryant Student Health Center provides information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as well as immunizations and travel consultations for international travelers. Our goal is to promote safe, healthy travel through education and administration of preventive immunizations and medications.
Please read the following information before scheduling a visit. Contact the Bryant Student Health Center at 620-235-4452 if you have any questions.
- Schedule travel health consultations 6 - 8 weeks before your trip. You may schedule online or call 620-235-4452 for instructions.
- Travel health consultations are by appointment only. You must fill out the on-line questionnaire completely to include immunization history 24 hrs before your visit or you may need an additional appointment.
- You must bring your immunization records you used to enter your immunization history online with you to the appointment or you may need an additional appointment. For information on how to find your immunizations, check Vaccination Records: Finding, Interpreting, and Recording on the CDC website.
- You must bring any forms to be completed for non-PSU related travel with you to your appointment or you may need an additional appointment.
- Please allow 30 - 60 minutes for your initial visit to discuss travel and begin any recommended or required immunizations.
- Become familiar with CDC recommendations for your itinerary before your travel health consultation at http://www.cdc.gov/travel
- Usually two different immunizations can be given per visit - if you need more than two another appointment will be arranged (at no cost for the appointment - there are charges for immunizations).
- There is a fee for the travel health consultation of $20 for travel to countries in Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The fee for the travel health consult is $40 for travel to other countries. Immunizations and medications are an additional charge. Your insurance may not cover these charges. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance for coverage. Some immunizations may require prepayment.
- If you fail to keep your appointment or do not cancel within 24 hrs there is a $15 rebooking charge that will automatically be charged to your account. If you do not complete the online form prior to your appointment (ideally 24 hrs prior to health visit to allow preparation) your appointment will require two visits and two charges. If you do not bring your immunizations records with you to your initial visit your appointment will require two visits (certain exceptions may be made at the discretion of the provider) and two charges. If you do not bring non-PSU related travel forms (that need to be completed for your program) with you to your initial visit your appointment will require two visits and two charges.
Please contact us at 620-235-4452 if you have any questions regarding these charges prior to your visit.
Travel Health Service
- Immunizations are recommended based on your travel destinations and planned activities
- There is a charge for travel immunizations and medications
- The following immunizations may be recommended or required for international travel:
- Available at PSU:
- Available at Community Health (620-231-9837) or Crawford County Health Department (620-231-5411) by schedule only.
- Prescriptions for medication to prevent malaria and treat traveler's diarrhea are provided and may be filled at our pharmacy or a pharmacy of your choice.
- Prescriptions for medications to prevent or treat altitude sickness are provided and may be filled at our pharmacy or a pharmacy of your choice.
- A travel letter listing medications and medical equipment will be provided upon request. Contact your airline for any new rules about medication and medical equipment.
Travel Internet Sites -
Recommended sites to help prepare you for international travel
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting your health and safety both at home and abroad.
- Travel Health Online - Guided overview of travel health and safety. Travel Health Online is for personal, non-commercial use.
- United States Department of State - The State Department has the latest travel warnings and how to get a visa and/or a passport.