Health Information for TraveLing Overseas
U.S. DEPT of STATE TRAVEL PAGE
Use this site for your passport, and travel needs. Find out about other countries, embassies, and advice for U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad. Find out about document requirements, and how to register with embassies. Information on laws affecting U.S. citizens can also be found here.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates maintain lists of physicians and medical facilities for distribution to American citizens needing medical care. LISTS OF ENGLISH SPEAKING DOCTORS ARE Lists ARE NORMALLY FOUND UNDER THE U.S. CITIZENS SERVICES SECTION OF EACH EMBASSY OR CONSULATE WEBSITE.
(1) WEBSITES FOR ALL US EMBASSIES, CONSULATES, AND DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS
(2) Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad from the Dept of State.
(includes a long list of companies foreign and domestic providing medical evacuation services for a fee)
(3) Tips for Americans Residing Abroad from the Dept of State.
Medical & Emergency resources for overseas.
UNLIKE FORIEGN TRAVELLERS, MISSIONARIES ARE NOT LOOKING TO ESCAPE A FOREIGN COUNTRY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY. MANY OF THE RESOURCES BELOW ARE FOR TRAVELLERS COMING AND GOING FROM THE U.S. MISSIONARIES MAY FIND THESE LINKS HELPFUL ANYHOW.
CERTAIN PRESCRIPTIONS HAVE THE SAME NAME OVERSEAS BUT DIFFERENT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS.
AVOID GETTING CONFUSED IF FILLING THEM OVERSEAS.CLICK HERE
MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER HEALTHCARE OUTSIDE N. AMERICA - CLICK HERE
HEALTH INFORMATION ON ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD World Immunization Chart - From IAMAT web site.
Find out what immunizations are needed for the country you are traveling to. International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers
IAMAT is a nonprofit organization established to provide medical information to travelers and to make competent medical care available to them worldwide. IAMAT maintains an international network of physicians, hospitals, and clinics who have agreed to treat IAMAT members in need of medical care while abroad. Membership is free, although a donation to support IAMAT efforts is appreciated. Members receive a directory of participating physicians and medical centers and have access to a variety of travel-related informational brochures .
International Society of Travel Medicine (Clinic Directory)
The ISTM Clinic Directory is designed to help you locate health care professionals with an expertise in travel medicine. Listing in the Directory is an exclusive benefit for ISTM member doctors, but it is not automatic. It is up to individual members to create and update listings in the Directory. Hundreds of clinics in nearly 50 countries are included in the Directory.
International travel can pose various risks to health, depending on the characteristics of both the traveller and the travel.
Travellers may encounter sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, microbes and temperature, which can result in ill-health. In addition, serious health risks may arise in areas where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services are not well developed and clean water is unavailable.
All people planning travel should become informed about the potential hazards of the countries they are travelling to and learn how to minimize any risk to their health