Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

The health center's travel medicine program provides health education, prevention information, and immunizations for travelers.

About our Travel Medicine Program

What the Travel Medicine Program Offers

  • An individualized, pre-travel consultation to identify your health risks for this trip. This may include, but is not limited to: immunizations, altitude sickness, water/food precautions, traveler's diarrhea, Malaria prevention, STI prevention, infectious diseases, and first aid/travel medicine supplies. Your vaccination record will be reviewed during the consultation. This is also the time to address concerns regarding medical issues and personal questions you may have concerning travel.
  • A printout of the latest travel health information. It includes recommended and required immunizations for the country or countries to which you will be traveling.
  • All travel and routine immunizations (except for Rabies). Please call 310.506.4316, option 3 for the costs of required and suggested immunizations.
  • Prescriptions for malaria prophylaxis and traveler's diarrhea treatment.

Who is Eligible

Pepperdine University students. Staff, faculty, and family members interested in this program should call Human Resources at 310.506.4190.

How to Make an Appointment

Our travel medicine program is by appointment only.

The Student Health Center strongly recommends that the initial travel consultation be set up well in advance of the departure date. Often travel vaccinations require 6 weeks to several months to provide adequate protection.

We recommend that you book your appointment for the travel consultation when you book the tickets for your trip. To schedule an appointment, please call 310.506.4316, option 3.

Please be ready to provide the following information: departure date, specific itinerary, chronic medical conditions, and vaccination history.

If you will be traveling through International Programs, please fill out the required forms prior to the visit.

Other Travel Health Facilities

If you are unable to be seen at the Student Health Center, check with your primary care provider or try the following travel health providers. The following is a partial list of available resources located near Malibu. Cost of services and time availability need to be discussed with the individual practitioner.

Pepperdine University does not officially endorse these providers.

Travel Medicine and Immunization Center
Terri L. Rock, MD
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 335
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310.829.7625

World Travelers Health Care - A Medical Group
John A. Horton, MD
Edward S. Hanzelik, MD
Christina Jones, MD
Wheatshore Medical Plaza
1240 Westlake Boulevard, Suite 231
805.446.4444

Travel Medicine and Travel-Related Websites

Health Insurance

Whether you are traveling out of state or out of the country, it is important to understand your health insurance policy. Travelers may need to purchase additional traveler's insurance from companies designed to meet these needs. Be sure to ask if medical evacuation is provided.

If you have any questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please utilize the Academic HealthPlans customer care online resource center.