Foreign Travel Services

 Schedule your pre-travel visit early!

Call 401-863-3953 for an appointment. It may take a month or more to complete immunizations and medications you may need before leaving the United States for travel or study abroad.

  1. Review the Destinations section of the CDC Travelers' Health  website for health and vaccine recommendations by specific country and region for your itinerary. Your provider will need to know all your planned destinations to accurately determine what you need.
    Note: If yellow fever vaccine is required, please review the information about the vaccine below.
  2. Schedule an appointment for either:
    a.  travel physical exam or form completion
    if required for your travel abroad. Orders for travel vaccines and medications can sometimes be taken care of at the physical appointment or a second visit will be required.
    b.  a pre-travel visit where a Health Services provider will order appropriate vaccines and medications for your destination, based on the recommendations from the CDC.
  3. Schedule a nursing visit. After your pre-travel visit or physical with a provider, you will most likely  need an appointment with a nurse to receive your ordered vaccinations. You can often schedule this appointment for the same day.
  4. Read the following patient education series topics for additional information:
    Plan Ahead for Travel
    Travelers Diarrhea
    TB Risk for Medical Travelers
  5.  Other resources - CDC's Travelers' Health site also includes up-to-date disease outbreak information for the specific areas of travel and additional information about disease prevention and treatment.
    CDC Travel Health & Safety App for iPhone 

Yellow Fever Vaccine Requirement

Yellow fever vaccine can only be given at official administration sites and Health Services is not one of them. If the CDC travel website indicates that your destination recommends or requires the yellow fever vaccine, you will need to schedule an appointment at an official administration site.

  • some destinations require  you to receive the vaccine at least 10 days prior to entering the country
  • allow plenty of time to arrange for yellow fever vaccination, as there may be a delay in getting an appointment at community travel clinic which is an official yellow fever administration site.

Yellow fever can be obtained at the following centers in the Providence area:

  • Travel Clinic at University Medicine in East Providence, RI 401-649-4080
  • Travel RI (also known as Axiom Health Care) in Pawtucket, RI 401-312-0545
  • Concentra in Providence, RI 401-722-8880
  • Passport Health in Providence, RI 401-228-0090
  • Hope Medical Group in Providence, RI 401-455-3574
  • East Side Urgent Care in Providence, RI 401-861-3782

Health Services provides this list for you convenience. Please be advised that this is not meant as an endorsement of the pricing or quality of care they provide.

These sites also provide travel services such as pre-travel visits, travel vaccines and medications on a fee for service basis. Prices and insurance coverage vary. Please ask about your specific plan.