The UCSF Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic provides care for those planning to travel to a developing country or who have concerns about travel-related illnesses. The clinic specializes in the treatment of travelers who are immunocompromised or have other complex health conditions. All patients are cared for by an infectious disease specialist and a pharmacist.
Clinic visits include a pre-travel medical evaluation, education about prevention of illness and prescriptions for medications to prevent conditions such as diarrhea and diseases transmitted by insects. The clinic also administers immunizations for diseases such as diphtheria, flu, hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, pertussis or whooping cough, rabies, tetanus, typhoid and yellow fever.
Fees for immunizations are paid when vaccines are administered. Itemized receipts are provided to submit to insurance companies for possible partial or full reimbursement.
Not all health insurance plans cover this type of service. Please check with your insurance or employer benefits representative to find out if your insurance plan covers this care.
Many insurance plans require prior authorization and a referral from a primary care provider.
Clinic visits are reduced by 30 percent for self-paying patients. We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa, check and cash. Receipts will be provided to submit to insurance.
Read more below about making an appointment and clinic fees.
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2626
Fax: (415) 353-2568
Hours: Monday and Thursday
8 a.m. – Noon
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
Some immunizations require a series of injections over a three-to-four-week period and take weeks to reach full effectiveness. Please make your appointment at least six to eight weeks prior to your departure to ensure full protection during travel.
After your appointment is scheduled, please go to the website www.travelmdus.org to complete an online form. Click on "U California, San Francisco" as the location of your appointment.
We participate in the Global TravEpi Network, which allows us to gather information online. Please complete the form before your appointment.
You will be asked for information regarding your travel plans and will receive a confirmation number that will allow us to access the information during your appointment. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information online such as your name, address, social security number or date of birth.
After filling out the form, please retain your confirmation number and bring it with you to your appointment.
Before your visit, please make a list of any medical problems you may have, medications you take, prior immunizations and date administered, and a detailed itinerary of your travels and activities abroad.
Many health insurance plans require prior authorization and a referral from a primary care doctor for coverage for Travel Clinic services. Some insurance plans plans don't cover this service, so please check with your insurance plan or employer benefits representative.
You'll be asked to complete a waiver, acknowledging that you're responsible for payment, if your insurance doesn't cover the cost.
Immunization fees are paid when vaccines are administered.
The clinic visit fee is reduced by 30 percent for self-paying patients.
We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa, check and cash. Receipts will be provided to submit to your insurance company.
|Price Per Shot*|
Hepatitis A (two-shot series)
Hepatitis B Adult (three-shot series)
Hepatitis A/B Combined (Twinrix)(three-shot series)
Japanese Encephalitis — Ixiaro (two-shot series)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Meningococcal Meningitis (Menactra) (age 2 – 55)
Meningococcal Meningitis (Menomune
Pneumococcal pneumonia (Pneumovax)
Rabies Pre-Exposure (three-shot series)
Tetanus — Td
Tetanus — Tdap (Adacel)
Typhoid Injection — Oral
Insect Repellant — Ultrathon with 34 percent DEET
* Fees for vaccinations are paid for when administered. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, check and cash. Receipts will be provided to submit to insurance.