This morning, a client who is going to London for Christmas asked me what I recommend in case they have a medical emergency: sore throats, broken bones, on and on. I told them I am not connected to the medical profession in any way, but if I were suddenly very ill, I would grab a cab quickly and go to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The only reason I make that recommendation is because I know they have a 24-hour Accident and Emergency Department. The taxi driver will know its location, but just in case, it is located on the Fulham Road, Chelsea. Remember, I am not a medical person, but that is the recommendation I would give to a member of my immediate family. Take it for what it is worth. Also, you ask the taxi driver what he would do. They see these kinds of situations all the time. Here are a couple suggestions.
That reminds me. Be sure when you travel that you have your insurance travel card and health plan identification. Check with your provider to make sure you know the authorization phone numbers in case the hospital wants to confirm your medical coverage.
Before you leave the States, have a discussion with your insurance company to be sure you have coverage outside the United States. If not, be sure you take travel insurance which offers health coverage. At the least, have a conversation with your insurance agent who knows your coverage. You need to know.
Stay WELL, and get some sleep while you are in London to avoid unfortunate sickness.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918