Visit University International Travel Policy Update for current policies and guidance.

We contract with International SOS to provide all students, faculty, staff, clinical fellows and postdoctoral research appointees, trustees, and accompanying spouse/partner and unmarried dependents traveling outside the United States on university-related activities with 24 hour worldwide travel assistance services, including emergency medical evacuation and repatriation, repatriation of mortal remains, and political security/natural disaster evacuation services.

International SOS is NOT health insurance and is not a substitute for health insurance coverage. 

To access additional details and services, visit WashU International SOS website.

WashU’s membership number: 11BSGC000032, can be used on the home page of International SOS.

Contact International SOS

Emergency Assistance: 1-215-942-8478

Technical Assistance: 1-215-354-3862

Technical support: 1-646-259-0477 or

International SOS Membership App

The International SOS membership app for smartphones is a tool to help all traveling employees make the most of the International SOS membership. The app provides users:

  • one-click dialing to the nearest International SOS Assistance center for help or advice
  • instant access to the latest medical and security alerts for their current location from International SOS and control risks (with the capability to browse alerts for other locations)
  • on-the-go access to travel security online and medical country guides without the need to type in a membership number
  • an electronic copy of their membership number, so it’s always at hand