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Travel Health Clinic

Overview

MIT Medical’s travel health professionals provide advice, immunizations, and specialized medications to hundreds of individuals and families each year. MIT Medical’s Travel Health Clinic can help students, faculty, and staff develop a safe travel plan before traveling abroad for study, internships, or recreation.

Making a travel health appointment
Schedule your appointment well in advance of your trip, ideally eight weeks prior to travel. Advance planning is crucial, because some vaccines may take up to a month to become fully effective, and others require a series of injections. To schedule an appointment, call 617-258-9355 and request a travel appointment. You can also request an appointment using our online form.

MIT Medical’s travel health specialists can present informational sessions to groups of 10 or more people who will be traveling together. These sessions will cover health concerns and immunization requirements for destination countries. Trip coordinators should schedule a presentation well in advance of the trip, preferably as soon as the itinerary and travel dates are known. To schedule a presentation, call MIT Medical’s Travel Health Clinic at 617-258-9355.

Group travel
MIT Medical’s travel health specialists can present informational sessions to groups of 10 or more people who will be traveling together. These sessions will cover health concerns and immunization requirements for destination countries. Trip coordinators should schedule a presentation well in advance of the trip, preferably as soon as the itinerary and travel dates are known. To schedule a presentation, call MIT Medical’s Travel Health Clinic at 617-258-9355.

Insurance coverage for immunizations
Travel immunizations are covered under the MIT Student Medical Plan, the MIT Affiliate Medical Plan, and the MIT-sponsored employee health plans for employees, though all of these plans require copayments for some vaccines. Retirees covered by Medicare will be charged the full cost of most vaccines plus administration charges. For questions about coverage for travel-related vaccines, students may contact MIT Health Plans at stuplan@med.mit.edu and employees may contact the MIT Benefits Office at benefits@mit.edu or call 617-253-6151.

If you are an MIT employee, all travel-related medical services for MIT-related travel are covered at MIT Medical's Travel Clinic, even if you don't have a PCP at MIT Medical. Just provide us with your cost object number when you check in.

E23, second floor
M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Students and family members of students enrolled in an MIT Student Health Plan

Affiliates and family members of affiliates enrolled in an MIT Affiliate Health Plan

Individuals with a PCP at MIT Medical

Retirees