A Travel Consult Appointment

Is to prepare you for international travel specific to your destination. Includes review of personal and travel-related risks, prevention strategies, shots, prescriptions, and activity-dependent recommendations. (may include shots/prescriptions)

To Schedule a Travel Consult Appointment(shots and prescriptions):

  • Log on to http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/
  • Click on Patient Portal Gateway
  • Enter your UCSB NET ID and Password
  • Click Messages on the left-hand side of the menu
  • Click New Message
  • Select Travel Consult (shots & prescriptions)


Complete the Travel Appointment Request form. Your appointment confirmation will be sent within 5 business days by secure message.

For all other international travel, bring your clearance form(s) to the appointment desk at Student Health during regular business hours.


Travel Health Clearance Appointment 

Is needed if your destination country or host university requires additional forms specifying you are a good candidate for travel.  You MUST bring this paperwork to your visit.

To schedule, an EAP Travel Health Clearance Appointment go to https://eap.ucsb.edu/health-clearance

For EAP Requirements: Go to https://eap.ucsb.edu/health-clearance

EAP Travel Health Clearance application online:
Once you complete your online application check your Gateway Patient Portal for messages frequently. You have been given additional requirements. Once all requirements are met, you will receive a message with instructions.

EAP destinations requiring an in-person clearance:
Make sure to contact your EAP advisor to get the host university medical forms. You must bring these forms to your Travel Health Clearance prelim appointment. 

For information on EAP insurance: Contact UCEAP or your EAP advisor   

Travel Appointments Insurance Coverage

UC SHIP Student Health Plan will cover the cost of your travel consult (there may be a $25.00 co-pay) and the cost of the Stamaril ® and any other travel vaccines you may need for your destination country. GAP covers the consult fee only.  Please contact one of our Clinical Nurses through the Patient Portal Gateway for a referral to Sansum Travel Clinic, if needed. 

If you have a Private Insurance Plan, you need to find out whether they will cover your travel consult and/or the Stamaril ® vaccine (waived students pay applicable charges for both the visit fee and the vaccines).  The travel consult visit at Sansum will be approximately $195.00 and the (yellow fever) Stamaril ® vaccine is $205.00. 

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel 
The International Society of Travel Medicine  https://www.istm.org/
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers:  https://www.iamat.org/
Travax:  https://tripprep.com/

Travel FAQ

First check with your parent/guardian. You can also check with your pediatrician/childhood provider or high school. Student Health only has the immunization records you (or your parent) provided.
If you are unable to locate any records, you can schedule an appointment with one of our Advice Nurses on the next steps.

It is your responsibility to make sure your medication is legal and available in your host country. Check with your EAP advisor for the appropriate references. You may also check your host country’s website or call the embassy for details. Sometimes the International Narcotics Control Board website has the necessary information, although one should still check for updated information on the Country’s website. 

Please carry a copy of your prescription(s) with you while abroad including the generic name(s).  Some countries also require a letter from your doctor stating the purpose of the medication.  It is recommended to carry your medication in your carry-on luggage in case your checked bags are lost or stolen.

We have routine and travel-related vaccines with the exception of the Yellow Fever Vaccine. For travelers needing the Yellow Fever Vaccine, you will be referred off-campus.  

Yes. 

Sansum Clinic Travel and Tropical Medicine - (805) 898-3530
The MedCenter: (805) 681-7411
Costco -online service with shots and prescriptions given in pharmacy

The Yellow Fever vaccine is required or recommended for travel to many countries in Africa and South America (see the CDC website for more information).  If you have already had a Yellow Fever vaccine, you do not need to be re-vaccinated.

If you will be traveling to a destination that requires a Yellow Fever vaccination, you will be referred to Sansum Travel Clinic, (805) 898-3530, in Santa Barbara for your Yellow Fever vaccination and your travel consult. 

Note: This clinic is offering Stamaril ®, a yellow fever vaccine licensed in other countries, and available in the US through an Expanded Access Investigational New Drug Application (IND) at limited locations.