Traveling to a new place means leaving the familiar behind, which can be frightening if you anticipate needing medical care along the way. If you have ongoing health conditions, or even if you don’t but want to reduce the stress associated with unplanned, last-minute care and medical emergencies while traveling to a new place, the Urgently Health app gives you a place to store your medical information when you’re out of town. The app can also help you find an urgent care facility, walk-in clinic, or emergency room near you, even when you’re out of town.*

Check For Providers in Your Area

Before you arrive at your destination, make sure to check in the area using Urgently’s search feature to see what providers are available in the area. If no providers are listed, that means you are in an area we do not yet service (but hopefully will very soon). You can use Urgently Health at home before you travel or even before you get off the plane if you type the location you’re heading for into the app’s search bar (ex. “New York City”).

Fill in Your Urgently Health Profile

To adequately prepare for a medical emergency while traveling, you also need to complete your profile on Urgently Health. This includes filling in all the information about your allergies, your medical history, emergency contacts, and more. Here is a checklist of all the different sections of your Urgently Health profile that should be completed before you leave:

1. Personal Details

Under “Personal Details,” you can fill in your full name, mobile number, email address, street address, and more. Make sure not to leave anything out so that if someone needs to contact medical providers on your behalf, they’ll have easy access to all the information they need.

2. Emergency Contacts

Urgently Health allows you to add up to 3 emergency contacts to your profile. Make sure to fill these in, including the person’s name, phone number, and their relationship to you. This will help medical professionals notify the correct individuals about your medical crisis even if you’re out of town.

3. Medical Information

There are several important areas in the medical information section for you to fill out, so make sure you don’t skip over any of them. The more information you have available in times of medical emergencies away from home, the better for the people around you.

  • Primary Care Doctor Name & Contact Number – this is useful for medical providers who are not familiar with your medical conditions or history
  • Medical History – detail any pre-existing conditions, such as asthma or high blood pressure here
  • Surgical History
  • Allergies – make sure to mention any medication, substance, or food allergies you have
  • Notes – this is a good place to include any medications you are taking, strength, how often you take them, and so on

4. Insurance & Occupation

With Urgently Health, you can upload the front and back of your insurance card as well as keep all information regarding your insurance policy, including the group and account number. This can help emergency medical technicians know who to charge for your care and also find out whether or not your insurance will cover the cost.

5. Lifestyle

You may be tempted to skip over this section, especially if you are not comfortable with sharing your tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine consumption. However, this information is vital for medical professionals who may not know your history and what pre-existing conditions you may be at risk for. Take a few extra minutes and fill out the lifestyle section of your profile thoroughly for the sake of your care providers.

Know Your Destination’s Emergency Numbers

Many countries around the world have emergency telephone numbers, which will vary depending on your destination. If you are traveling internationally, make sure you know which number to dial in case of an emergency.

Be prepared whether you’re on the road, flying in a plane, or on a cruise to a tropical paradise. Download the Urgently Health app now!