For Appointments: (515) 294-5801

Travel Immunizations

Thielen Student Health Center can provide the information and advice you need to prepare for international travel, whether it’s on your own or with a study abroad program. Travelers can make an appointment with TSHC to receive necessary vaccinations and travel information for worldwide destinations. Traveler’s to Europe should call first to determine if a full appointment is needed for their destination.

Services Provided

  • Current and individualized health risk information based on daily updated information from the CDC and other travel information sources.
  • Review of travel itinerary, previous immunizations, and individual health needs.
  • Consultation with a travel nurse and physician. Scheduling a separate appointment for a physical examination if needed.
  • A representative from TSHC is available for group presentations if desired.

Appointment Checklist

What to do and know ahead of time:

  • Complete and submit the¬†International Travel Questionnaire (PDF) and gather all previous and current vaccination records
    • Submit the completed form and vaccination records by faxing to (515) 294-9225 or by dropping¬†off at the Thielen Student Health Center.
    • Please note: travel questionnaire must be completed and submitted with all previous and current vaccination information BEFORE you schedule your appointment.
  • Plan to schedule your appointment well in advance of your trip – some vaccination requirements may take several months to be completed.
  • Plan to allow 90 minutes for an initial travel consult appointment.


Once you have completed the Appointment Checklist items please call (515) 294-5801 to make an appointment, specifying overseas travel and your intended destination(s).

Charges for Services

The cost of travel visits is based on several factors:

  • The level of risk factors of the country/countries to be visited
  • The number of recommended/required vaccines needed
  • Whether or not malaria medication is necessary for the trip

We follow our traditional insurance billing process for travel clinic visits. All costs will be submitted to your insurance company. This is not a guarantee of coverage and payment. It is strongly encouraged that you contact your insurance carrier prior to the travel visit to ensure what is covered under your plan.

Additional Information

Additional information may be found at the CDC Travel website: