Travelers with chronic medical conditions are encouraged to consult with their physician or the Tang Center International Travel Clinic prior to departure. Travelers on extended trips are encouraged to take enough prescription medication to last the entire trip plus several extra days in case their return home is delayed.

However, these precautions are not always possible, and travelers who lose their medications mid-trip often find it difficult to obtain replacements because medications often go by different names in different countries. For help with this and other medical problems, create a login with UnitedHealthcare Global (the University's medical international travel partner) by going here, clicking on "Member Log-In," and choosing "Visit Global Intelligence Center."