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Receive Medical Clearance

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After acceptance, all study abroad students must be medically cleared to travel. Most students will only need to complete and submit 3 forms by the deadline (below), but some students also require a travel physical appointment depending on the location(s) where they will be abroad.

Steps to Receive Medical Clearance

Step 1

Print and complete the 3 required forms:

Step 2

Deliver all 3 completed medical clearance forms to Student Health Services, located on the 1st floor of the Student Wellness Center, before the posted deadlines:

Deadlines Intersession/Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-2019
Forms November 1, 2017 February 15, 2018 April 1, 2018
Appointments December 1, 2017 April 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

Step 3

  • Student Health staff will review the medical clearance forms on a weekly basis. Once reviewed and signed, your forms will be sent to the Texas Tech Study Abroad Office, and this requirement on your application will be marked as complete.
  • Please allow Student Health 1 -2 weeks to process forms. Fill out forms completely to avoid delays.
  • Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for the Study Abroad office to process your paperwork before calling or emailing to inquire about the status of your forms.

Quick Tips

  • If you have a medical clearance form from another organization (i.e., ISA, API, etc.), please deliver it with your completed Texas Tech medical clearance forms to Student Health (or to your in-person physical appointment).
  • If you need a copy of the completed medical clearance forms, notify Student Health prior to coming to the clinic.
  • Please have your forms completed prior to dropping them off or prior to your appointment.

What Happens Next? 

The next step is based on your country of travel. Students traveling to a country listed in Chart Ausually do not require in-person physicals; however, the staff at the Wellness Center may request that you complete a physical after reviewing your documents. In this case, Student Health will contact you for an appointment and explanation of services.


Countries Which Do Not Require In-Person Physicals
Australia Austria Belgium Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany
Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy
Japan Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands
New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal South Korea
Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom  

Students going to a country listed in Chart B are required to complete a physical.


Countries Which Do Require In-Person Physicals
Argentina Belize Bhutan Brazil Cambodia
Chile China Columbia Costa Rica Croatia
Dominican Republic Ecuador Ethiopia Fiji Ghana
Honduras India Indonesia Jordan Kenya
Mexico Morocco Nepal Nicaragua Peru
Puerto Rico Qatar Russia Singapore South Africa
Sri Lanka Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Turks & Caicos
United Arab Emirates Vietnam Zimbabwe

Students should be aware that medical clearance may be rescinded by the Wellness Center due to unforeseen medical conditions.

Other Ways to Receive Medical Clearance 

Option 1

Students may schedule physical appointments with a personal provider (either in Lubbock or at home during Winter or Spring breaks) instead of Student Health Services; however, signed medical clearance forms must be received by the Texas Tech Study Abroad office before the deadline.

Option 2

Clinic in Lubbock that will do travel physicals:

Express Care Clinic
Located in the Mall
Cost begins at $35 per visit
Phone Number: (806) 761-0450
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Forms Needed for Clinics Other Than Texas Tech Student Health Services:

Be Prepared: Other Helpful Tips 

  • Check out the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for the most up-to-date information about traveling abroad and recommendations for your host country.
  • Make a copy of your medical clearance forms for your records.
  • Monitor your email and cell phone for communications from Student Health. This will help avoid delays in your medical clearance.

Student Health Contact Information

Phone: 806.743.2848

Email: studenthealthservices@ttuhsc.edu