Sunday, January 31, 2016

Help! I'm Sick While Traveling

What happens if you get sick or injured while traveling? What happens if you don't speak or read the language?

If you do have an illness that could flair up, it would be a good idea to check where the hospitals are in the city where you will be. Traveling outside of the US? Look at the US Embassy of the country where you'll be visiting. Their website will usually have a list of physicians and hospitals.

Traveling domestically? Contact your insurance company for a list of in-network hospitals and physicians at your destination.

Make sure you have this information with you:

Your physician's office number
Your insurance contact number
The US Embassy contact number and website
Contact information for someone at home
Any prescriptions for medicines you regularly take
Ample supply of regular medications

If you're staying in a remote area, pack a first-aid kit.

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