International Travel Services for University Employees

School of Medicine faculty and staff who are traveling internationally for work-related business are reminded that University policy requires that they make an appointment with the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) for a pre-travel medical evaluation.

Appointments are to be made as soon as the employee becomes aware of their travel plans, preferably between six to eight weeks before leaving the country.

The UEOHC is a full-service travel clinic which provides immunizations, including yellow fever, as well as travel-related medications for prophylaxis against diarrheal and vector-borne disease.

Employees who become ill during their trip can also be seen at the UEOHC for further evaluation and management. Please visit the UEOHC website to learn more about and register for travel services. http://ehs.unc.edu/ueohc/travel.shtm

The University of North Carolina System has made arrangements with HTH Worldwide to provide travel insurance to employees traveling internationally on University business. The cost to the department is $3.25 per person/per day, and insurance provides for additional health coverage while traveling, including medical evacuation. Spouses and dependents up to age 19 are also eligible for this coverage. Employees should contact Janet Hoernke in Risk Management at janet_hoernke@unc.edu for details on signing up for the HTH insurance.

The University and UNC Global maintain a voluntary travel registry for faculty and staff traveling internationally on University business. Employees are encouraged to register their travel plans and contact information using the registry.

Information on all of the above programs for international travel can be found on the UNC Global website at http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=811&Itemid=31