How to access the Travel Insurance section
If your interest is purely to find Insurance companies who will cater for your personal travel requirements, whether this is age related or if you have a specific medical condition, then need to select the "My Travel / Holiday Insurance" drop down button. Once pressed the selections for you to choose from are as follows:
Travel Insurance - My Medical Conditions - Selecting this button will place you into a new page with different drop down menu selections, these new selections each contain different medical conditions. After selecting your specific medical condition you will automatically be placed into the page where you can view both useful links relating to your medical condition and a list and contact details of insurance companies who specialise in providing travel insurance for your condition.
Travel Insurance - Over 65 Years - Selecting this button will place you directly into the page where we have listed 'travel insurance companies' and their contact details who cater for people over 65 years old.
Travel Insurance - Under 65 Years - Selecting this button will place you directly into the page where we have listed 'travel insurance companies' and their contact details who cater for people under 65 years old.
How to access and use My Medical Equipment
Quite simply the aim with the My Medical Equipment page is to assist you with purchasing useful travel devices which will help you manage your medical condition whether at home or especially when travelling. You will notice a the devices listed are portable.
IIf you click on either the pictures or the blue hovered text, this will automatically link you to the provider of each device, where you can purchase online or simply view other useful devices should you wish to.
How to access and use My Vaccinations
Selecting the My Vaccinations drop down button will display a list of pages you can select as follows:
Travel Advice - By Country - If you select this drop down button it will automatically place you in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office web site where you can select the country to which you are travelling. You will then be able to view up to date information such as :
Local Laws and Customs
Safety and Security
Vaccination Advice - By Country - Selecting this drop down button will automatically place you in the 'Fitfortravel' web site provided by the NHS. Here you can select the country to which you are travelling and you will then advised of the required vaccinations. There is also general advice provided as well.
How Do I Get Vaccinated? - Selecting this drop down button will provide generic advice with respect to which vaccinations you will typically be charged for and which ones you won't be charged for.
Taking Anti-Malaria Tablets - Very similar to the previous web link. Selecting this button will again place you in the section providing important information on taking Anti-Malaria tablets as well as drugs most commonly used for Malaria prevention.
How to access and use My Doctor
Selecting the My Doctor drop down button simply provides you with two key pieces of information you can use to assist in gaining travel insurance when you have a medical history. Selecting the link 'Letter To My GP' provides you with a letter you can download and use when writing to your GP.
There is also a Health Information Form you can download and use. This is essentially a check list to remind you of your medical conditions when contacting insurers.
How to access and use My Travel Checklist
Selecting the 'My Travel Checklist' drop down button, essentially provides two drop down buttons to select, these are key 'travel checklist' areas you might like to review before travelling. These are as follows:
BAA Security Update - selecting this link will transfer you to the BAA web site and their latest security information and what you can and can't carry onboard aircraft. This information will obviously change depending on potential terrorist alert stats.
The My Medical Records drop down button takes you to a page containing a useful set of devices and Web sites you may find helpful when travelling abroad when either taking medication or have a medical condition.
Doctor BABEL - Is an online medical record facility that features an emergency medical information card. This site is multilingual. For further information and membership simply click on either the picture or the Doctor BABEL link.
The Zaptag Medical Card and Online Medical Records - Is an innovative and a potentially life saving product. The concept is a simple one: essential emergency medical information such as blood group, drug allergies, vaccinations, next of kin details and personal medical records held securely on a robust USB drive, and are available to medical personnel in an emergency. They are available in the form of either a medical card or a wristband.
Medical Tags - Similar to the above, By wearing Medical Tags your medical information near your main pulse points, your neck or wrist, the item carrying the information is more likely to be noticed by emergency staff. As above selecting either the picture or the Medical Tags link will take you to their web site.