You need to get checked out before you go on your gap year travels, know how to access medical help when travelling and get checked out when you get home.
you know the name of the nearest doctor/hospital
- that your insurance company will:
- pay all bills
'InterHealth is a medical charity providing specialist healthcare to people working primarily in the aid, development, mission and voluntary sectors both in the UK and overseas. We act as medical, travel health and occupational health advisors and also provide Psychological Health services.'
Advice from Interhealth:
- Get all your jabs done
- Malaria Prevention
- Mosquito Nets
- First Aid/Health Kit
- Medical Insurance
- Personal Medicines
- Doctors and Dentists
- Know Your Blood Group
- Be Prepared
- If you feel unwell when you get back then get it checked out.
Advice for travellers about planning ahead, staying healthy and getting treatment elsewhere in the world. Also in this area is information about the EHIC, UK citizens’ passport to free or reduced-cost emergency care in most other European countries.
An NHS website on travel issues worldwide.
English-speaking doctors around the world.
These organisations can help:
'MASTA provide travel health advice on anti-malarials, vaccinations and disease prevention for the public travelling abroad. MASTA Travel Clinics are the largest and most successful network of private travel clinics in the UK. We can provide you with all your travel vaccines, immunisations plus expert medical advice on malaria, yellow fever and a host of other travel health related issues for your journey.'