University Health Centre

Travel Health

Travel With Peace of Mind

Are you travelling soon? Don’t spoil your trip - The University Health Centre offers convenient options for individuals seeking a travel consultation to prevent illness when you’re far from home.

The University Health Centre provides travel consultations for any travellers looking to see a physician. Individuals that are pregnant, children 5 years and younger and travellers that have concerns about their medical history, in particular, should be seeing a physician for their travel consult.

Travellers looking for a convenient one-stop shop can also visit the University Health Centre Pharmacy. The Pharmacy can be found in SUB beside the University of Alberta Bookstore. Click here to visit the UHC Pharmacy website.

It is always recommended that travellers research health advisories for their intended destination. Find current travel health advisories and other useful resources here.

What does it involve?
After assessing your medical history and destination(s), one of our physicians or pharmacists will provide a prescription for any necessary immunizations, comprehensive health advice and up-to-date travel information.

Come Prepared
Travel consultations are offered on a walk-in basis or by appointment at both the University Health Centre or the Pharmacy. Please bring in your immunization records (childhood & others) and as detailed an itinerary as possible. Immunizations and follow-up visits take time, so be sure to complete your consultation well in advance of your trip. Travel consultations and immunizations are not covered by your provincial health care plan. A fee will be applied for this service.

Prescription Refills
While you’re in SUB, let one of our pharmacists refill your prescriptions so you don’t run out during your trip. The Pharmacy can be found in the Students’ Union Building beside the University of Alberta Bookstore.