#Medical tourism offers Americans a viable solution for unaffordable healthcare. Here’s a list of what to take while healing on holiday.
#Packing List for Medical Tourists to #Mexico: #Documents and Paperwork
1. Medical Papers: Send your medical papers and records in advance. If not, bring them.
2. #Passports and #Visas: Ordering a passport to replace an expired one may take weeks. Check the rules for passports and visas of the country you plan to visit. For most Americans, that’s Mexico.
3. #Currency: Exchange some currency ahead of time. Get bills in smaller denominations for cabbies and other low cost items. Later you may find a better rate at your destination. Also, some debit cards do not charge exchange fees.
Let your #credit card companies know where you will be. Then they won’t block a transaction.
Packing List for Medical Tourists to Mexico: After Care
4. #Medication and Pain Relievers: Ask your foreign doctor about the availability of drugs you take. Bring prescribed medicines that may be harder to fill. Usually, however, many are over-the-counter in Mexico.
5. Products: It’s unlikely you would ever need common items in Mexico. However, a worrier may pack wound dressings, gauze, scissors, and band-aids.
Packing List for Medical Tourists to Mexico: Miscellaneous Items
6. Clothing: Besides packing for the local #climate, you may need more if staying in a hospital setting. Patients typically choose pajamas with buttons in the front and a robe.
7. Food: Abroad, you eat different foods and spices. Have on hand medicine to treat an upset stomach. Tablets travel better than liquids and gels.
8. #Insect Repellant: Tropical destinations often are popular with bugs, too, especially if it’s the rainy season.
9. Comforts from Home: Do you have favorite pillows, slippers, and even bed linens? Then don’t leave them behind.
10. Emergency Contact Information: Write down your doctors’, hospital’s, and hotel’s names, phone numbers, and addresses.
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