Students participating in an official education abroad program that is four weeks or longer are required to obtain a medical clearance from a healthcare provider, who will complete and submit the mandatory health clearance form on their behalf. If you’re unsure about what is required for your program, contact Texas Global and ask to speak with your program coordinator or program faculty leader.
Additionally, the International Oversight Committee (IOC) has the authority to require that students obtain clearance visits before participating in any UT Austin related study abroad program.
Students can complete their clearance visit at University Health Services. It is recommended to begin as soon as possible. You do not have to be accepted into your program to begin the clearance process. Once your clearance form has been processed by Texas Global Risk and Safety, it is valid for one year.
Lastly, you do not need to obtain a country-specific clearance; however, depending on your travel destination(s), your healthcare provider may advise you to schedule a travel consultation.
See the health clearance deadlines.
With the asynchronous visit option, you have the flexibility to complete the international student travel questionnaire at your convenience. By successfully submitting this questionnaire, you may receive clearance for travel without the necessity of an in-person or telehealth visit. Please note that certain health conditions may require an in-person visit for clearance.
To initiate this process
You may expect a secure message notification in your MyUHS portal within 10 business days indicating that you have been cleared or that you will need to schedule an in-person or telehealth visit.
In the event that this process does not grant clearance, you will be directed for an in-person or telehealth visit without an additional fee, although additional charges for lab work or x-rays may apply
March 7, 2024
If you do not have any conditions that require ongoing treatment or monitoring by a physician or healthcare provider and just need the clearance visit – follow these steps:
If you have any conditions that require ongoing treatment or monitoring by a physician or healthcare provider, you may be required to obtain a completed specialist form in addition to the health clearance form.
This appointment can be completed in-person or virtually. Call 512-471-4955, option #4 to schedule. To facilitate both onsite and virtual visits, please follow these steps:
Privacy and Security
To safeguard the privacy and security of your information, it is important to maintain HIPAA compliance when transmitting the signed Specialist Report form to your specialist. We ask that you follow these steps:
By using a HIPAA compliant fax or your specialist's secure portal, you help ensure the confidentiality of your personal health information during the exchange between your specialist and University Health Services (UHS).
Bring your immunization records and any signed forms with you to the appointment. If your appointment is telehealth, upload the records to your portal.
The clearance visit costs $30 and the fees are not covered by insurance, regardless of your insurance coverage. You are responsible for the $30 charge.
No Show and Late Cancellation Fees
You will be charged a $25 fee if you fail to show or if you cancel or reschedule your appointment less than two hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.
Confidentiality and Failure to Submit
Information obtained during the clearance process is confidential and is not used during the application process. Failure to submit a clearance form by the deadline will result in the student entering the misconduct resolution process and may result in withdrawal from the program without a refund.
Alternative Clinic Options
You can opt to visit another local clinic or your primary care provider to complete the clearance process. Please note: Texas Global does not accept clearances completed by Doctors of Chiropractic or Registered Nurses. See for recommendations on participating Austin-area clinics.
Submitting Your Forms
See the website for information on how and where to submit your forms. Please allow 5-7 business days after your form is submitted to Texas Global Risk and Safety for your clearance to show up as completed.
Students participating in an official education abroad program that is not affiliated with Texas Global may obtain a clearance exam from a UHS provider. If you’re unsure about what is required for your program, contact your program coordinator. Please begin this process as soon as possible.
Also, depending on your travel destination(s), your healthcare provider may advise you to schedule a travel consultation.
To have your clearance completed at UHS:
These clearance exams are completed within the UHS Sports Medicine Clinic. To schedule, call UHS at 512-471-4955 or book within the portal.
Many programs require participants to submit evidence of immunity or evidence of being vaccinated for preventable infections and/or screenings for tuberculosis infection. Most of these programs also require a healthcare provider to sign a program verification form that lists the specific required criteria.
Typical program criteria may include:
Examples of programs that have immunity and tuberculosis testing clearance requirements include:
Immunity and/or tuberculosis testing-based clearances that do NOT require a physical examination can be booked by calling 512-475-8301, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. AAMC clearances are also available to book within the portal. If you have questions regarding your clearance, call 512-475-8301.
Students seeking to transfer administration of their allergy shots are required to meet with a UHS provider to determine if they are an appropriate candidate to receive their shots at UHS. After all of the proper documentation has been received, the student will receive a secure message in their portal with instructions on how to schedule an Allergy Shot Clearance appointment with a UHS provider.
Students seeking to transfer administration of an injectable medication are required to meet with a UHS provider to determine if they are an appropriate candidate to receive their shots at UHS. After all of the proper documentation has been received, the student will receive a secure message in their portal with instructions on how to schedule an Injectable Medication Clearance appointment with a UHS provider.
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