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Before you depart

hawaii-2After planning and paying for your upcoming travel adventure, cutting costs by being inadequately covered with medical Insurance and travel vaccinations is risky. While we never expect to end up needing medical care  overseas or out of province, it is a good idea to the know a few facts before you go.

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) of British Columbia will cover a portion of unexpected medical fees while you are away.  However, medical fees out of country will be much higher than MSP will cover.  If you have extended medical through your employer it is advisable to call your provider before you depart to ensure you are adequately covered .  In some cases you will need additional medical insurance.  Also, depending on your plan you could be expected to pay all medical costs accrued before you leave the hospital, clinic, Doctor’s office or other site you receive medical treatment.

Some credit card companies offer travel insurance while overseas but it is important you check with your credit card company to ensure their coverage will cover your health care needs.

Feeling confident about your medical coverage while you are away is essential.  Is it worth taking the risk to save a bit of money?

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Immunization App – keep track of your shots

immunization appLet’s face it.  Keeping track of your immunization history can be a bit of a headache.  Many times people have had shots in the emergency department, in their doctor’s office or in preparation for a trip they may have taken five to ten years earlier.

Most often people can’t remember what they’ve received and have no records to confirm their vaccination history.  Recently Immunize Canada created the Immunize Canada app that can assist you with the task of keeping track of your immunization dates and schedule – right in your phone.  It’s simple.

If you are interested to determine your immunization history or would like to make sure you are up to date with routine vaccinations or completing your vaccine series’, we can help you.

Before you travel, protect your health.

Travel Safely with TravelSafe Immunization Clinic