Travel Immunization and Non-critical but Urgent Doctor Visits

Travel Immunization and Non-critical but Urgent Doctor Visits at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

For a full list of Urgent Care options please see "Urgent Care Information" on the Medical Care Information page

Several medical services are available to Institute employees and members through Penn Medicine Princeton Health in Plainsboro. You are responsible for the cost for these services and will be responsible for payment at the time of service. You should check with your medical insurance carrier first to see if they are willing to reimburse you for these services.

Individuals will be required to show either their Institute for Advanced Study Identification card or carry with them an authorization letter available weekdays between 8:30am and 4:00pm from the Human Resources Office. Without one of these forms of proof of Institute-affiliation, the Occupational Health office of the Princeton Medical Center will not see you as a patient.

Travel Immunizations:

Individuals who are affiliated with the Institute and traveling to areas where vaccinations will be needed, are eligible to receive immunizations through the Occupational Health office. This service is available to you if your primary care physician does not provide travel immunizations. The charges for these services (typically $110 for an exam and then the additional cost of the inoculations) will have to be paid at the time of service.

It is recommended that individuals who are intending to travel internationally for a short period of time (less than three weeks) should make an appointment for evaluation by the medical staff approximately four weeks before their departure date. It is recommended that individuals who expect to be out of the country for more than three weeks should make an appointment at least six weeks before departure. It usually takes the body at least 10 days to produce antibodies after receiving an immunization. Further, certain vaccines require a series of up to three injections given over a 30 day period. For these reasons, advance planning is recommended.

To discuss what immunizations you might need or to make an appointment, please call the Occupational Health Department of Penn Medicine Princeton Health at 609-853-7474 between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, M-F.

Urgent (Non-Critical) Medical Care at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

If you have a critical injury or a possible life-threatening illness, from campus you should call 9-911 for an ambulance or proceed to the Emergency Room of the nearest hospital (most likely Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro). You or your insurance company will be billed for these services.

If you have a non-life-threatening medical need, and would like to see a doctor at the Occupational Health Services office, please contact Human Resources at ext. 8243 weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. You may not be able to be seen same day as the last appointment is at 3 pm contingent upon on the availability of a physician. They do not accept any insurane so you should be prepared to pay at the time of service for any services that you receive from this group. If you have medical insurance and want the charges to be considered by the carrier, you are advised to first contact your insurance carrier for direction. Even if your carrier authorizes the treatment, you will be responsible for payment and you will need to file a claim with your carrier for reimbursement. Following are the prices for various services:

Description of Service Price

Urgent Care Initial Exam-Brief $65.00
Urgent Care Initial Exam-Limited $75.00
Urgent Care Initial Exam-Intermediate $85.00
Urgent Care Initial Exam-Extended $95.00
Urgent Care Initial Exam-Comprehensive $120.00
Urgent Care Follow Up- Brief Exam $60.00
Urgent Care Follow Up- Limited $70.00
Urgent Care Follow Up- Intermediate $87.00
Urgent Care Follow Up- Extended Exam $95.00
Urgent Care Follow Up- Comprehensive $120.00


Additional Services Available if necessary
Pulmonary Function Test (Spirometry) $65.00
Urinalysis $20.00
Tetanus/DP $50.00
EKG $60.00
X-ray w/read Market Price
Vision Screening $20.00
Hearing Screening $40.00
CBC w/ Differential $42.00
10 panel Drug screen $50.00

Should you have questions on any of the above, please contact the Human Resources Department at extension 8245 or 8243 or