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Sick happens. and while it’s never fun, it’s particularly problematic if you happen to be traveling at the time. So, what can you do to make sure you’ll be cared for, without going bankrupt, when you’re traveling abroad? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Be Prepared Before You Leave
Getting Care If You Become Ill or Injured While Traveling
Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a list of local healthcare providers and medical facilities.
If your illness is serious, consular officers can help you find medical assistance, and, if you desire, inform your family and/or friends.
If necessary, consuls can also assist in the transfer of funds from family or friends in the United States. Payment of hospital and other medical bills are the travelers' responsibility.
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