First and foremost, contact Occupational Health before you return to work. UCSF travelers returning from high incident Tuberculosis areas require a TB skin test or symptom review (no cost) 12 weeks following their return. UCSF Occupational Health Services 415-882-7580 or take the return to work clearance form to your regular doctor. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment just to check in after you return. Schedule appointment with travel nurse up to a year after travel only if you…
- Experience severe symptoms such as fever, cough, weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, rashes, etc.
- Have known exposures to TB, bloodborne pathogens, GI pathogens, parasites, etc.
- Need a pre‐natal consult
- Need to get a PPD test for TB (8‐12 weeks after you return)
- Fill out the Trip Report Form, if applicable.
- Submit a Travel Expense Voucher (TEV) to document expenditures within 14 days of returning from your travel to justify your Travel Advance, if applicable. Ask your program administrator. See Reimbursement and Documents and Forms sections.
- Send a thank you letter to your host site, your advisor, and anyone who helped fund your trip.
- Include a photo and a description of your experience.
- Complete your immunizations and medications. If you started a series of Hepatitis shots, oral antibiotics, or malaria prophylaxis, finish them.