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Travelers to London with healthcare-related questions?

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1. Posted by GMariani (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

I would love to help out. I also have pretty good connections with some doctors in London.

Full disclosure: I work for -snip- which has an iPhone app for this type of information.

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2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1683 posts) 2y

Not sure what you're volunteering here... what makes London unique or interesting regarding health issues while travelling? It's pretty straightforward to walk into any clinic/hospital and plunk down your extended medial insurance card to get service, no?

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by GMariani (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Simply volunteering to help with any questions people may have. For example, for emergency care in London, the publicly funded NHS will serve you at no cost to you. However, in general the care and experience at a private clinic (where insurance would be used, or out of pocket expenses incurred) would be better. The Princess Grace Hospital has an Urgent Care center which is great for this type of thing.

Have you dealt with health issues while abroad? How was the experience?

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 1683 posts) 2y

I've had a few issues here and there but have never had a real problem yet (knock on wood) because I carry fairly heavy-duty extended health care coverage. It has gotten me out of a few scrapes.

I never worry in developed nations like the UK though... it has never occurred to me that it would be anything more than completely easy and straightforward...

Thanks for the explanation though.

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by GMariani (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

Thanks for sharing. Glad you haven't run into any serious issues. If you care to expand further, I would also be interested what type of insurance you have. Sounds like it does pretty well for you.

Thanks,
Greg

6. Posted by GMariani (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

My apologies for breaking the forum rules. Looking forward to participating just as me!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Aug-2012, at 16:02 by GMariani ]