MIT Health’s travel health professionals provide advice, immunizations, and specialized medications to hundreds of individuals and families each year.
MIT Health’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, use the online scheduling link above or call 617-253-4481, option 1 and request a travel appointment.
Once you've scheduled your appointment, you will receive an appointment reminder via email or text. At the same time, we will send you a brief form that asks questions about your upcoming travel. Make sure to complete the form before your appointment.
MIT Health’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 Health’s Travel Health Clinic at 617-253-4481, option 1.
Insurance coverage for immunizations
Travel immunizations are covered under the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP) and MIT-sponsored employee health plans 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 the MIT Student Insurance Office at email@example.com and employees may contact MIT Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-253-6151.
If you are an MIT employee, all travel-related medical services for MIT-related travel are covered at MIT Health's Travel Clinic, even if you don't have a PCP at MIT Health. Just provide us with your cost object number when you check in.