Medical/repatriation travel insurance
Travel and evacuation insurance is essential and should be considered mandatory. A copy of the travel insurance company’s contact and contract information, including policy number, should be included in one’s travel documents. Both students and eligible employees may have coverage for local travel >100 miles from home, as well as for international travel. Students, who purchase OHSU health insurance through Aetna Student Health, are covered for travel-related planning, illness while abroad, and evacuation. Contact Aetna; www.oncallinternational.com 1.866.525.1956) prior to departure to notify them of your plans.
Employees may be covered through the Medex program. Information about Medex may be obtained from the OHSU benefits office. If one possesses insurance through another company, be certain this insurance covers both illness-related problems and evacuation.
Read our travel safety documents in the right hand column of this page.
Travel Safety Presentation Recording
Preparation for Overseas Travel, Amy Gardner, MD Medical Director of the Student Health Clinic at OHSU. View recording
Guidelines for Premedical and Medical Students Providing Patient Care During Clinical Experiences Abroad
Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) - Guide Book
2nd edition of the Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education Guidebook
"With this book, we share our hope that all people may have access to health care; that wellness becomes the standard, and disease, the exception." Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)
For International Research, Education, Clinical and Public Health Work
Student Health Clinic
Student Health clinic professional services are covered by the student health fee, including pre and post-travel visits (the latter if they are ill). Routine vaccines may be covered by the student's insurance. Many travel related vaccines are not covered by insurance e.g. yellow fever, JEV, rabies. Post travel related visits for illness or medical concerns are covered by the student's insurance plan.
- Link to their travel services on the Student Health Clinic website
- Link to their page with a pdf for vaccine prices
OHSU Office of Risk Management
The mission of Risk Management is to provide a comprehensive risk management program that contributes to health, safety and protection of patients, employees, students and visitors, while also protecting the University's physical and financial resources. Apply for Off Campus Authorization.
OHSU Office of International ServicesThe Office of International Services (OIS) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) provides immigration advice and services to international students, employees and visitors. The Office also advises academic departments and hiring managers on education and employment-related immigration regulations and procedures. OIS website. This department has compiled a handbook to provide international visitors with helpful information during their stay in the United States.
Medical Spanish: Cheat Sheet
The Medical Spanish: Cheat Sheet, 50-page, mini-version is free to residents, physicians, nurses, health care workers, and medical and pre-medical students. It can be used electronically or in print. Details
OVID Global Health Database
OHSU faculty, staff and students go to the following OHSU library page, click the Ovid button and scroll down for the Global Health database where you will access thousands of articles on various global health subjects.