Know how to get medical care while traveling

Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise:


•    Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination.
•    Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
•    Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications you take.
•    Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries. Call destination country embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you.
•    Bring all the medicines (including over-the-counter medicines) you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to.
In some countries, medicine (prescription and over-the-counter) may be substandard or counterfeit. Bring the medicines you will need to avoid having to buy them at your destination.
If Malaria is a risk. Fill your malaria prescription before you leave and take enough with you for the entire length of your trip. Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking the pills; some need to be started before you leave.


From cdc.gov

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