Health problems can be a nightmare for travelers, and finding an on-site interpreter isn’t always a viable option.
If a medical
problem arises when you are on a trip, language can become an issue very quickly. Of course, there are English-speaking doctors in most countries, especially in areas frequented by tourists. But the question is how to find one.
Not to worry – there’s an app for it now!
HTH Worldwide, a worldwide health insurance specialist, has developed mPassportsm
, a “travel health companion” that can be accessed via mobile devices. mPassportsm
also provides other services, such as help in locating emergency rooms and clinics all over the world, and translation
of key medical terms or prescription drug names.
When travelling abroad, it is of course essential to make sure you have appropriate insurance coverage – but in case of even a minor emergency, it can also help a lot to know where to go for treatment.