Feeling sick or getting injured abroad definitely rank higher than a misplaced bag when it comes to travel hassles. Fortunately, while we can’t prearrange to not get food poisoning, we can prepare for handling unexpected medical emergencies. Whether you’re wary about a rash or require stitches immediately, there are apps to help a lady out. Create a folder on your phone and store a few incredibly helpful health apps there just in case you ever need medical attention in a foreign city.
Here’s a list of the best health apps Travelle recommends you never travel without.
Price: $2.99. iPhone App
Figure out what your symptoms mean and how to remedy them (if possible), or avoid coming down with common travel illnesses altogether with Travel Heath Guide. Of course, it doesn’t replace an actual visit to the doctor, but it can help you stay informed and your symptoms stable in the meantime.
Another great app for determining the source of your symptoms, iTriage also finds the nearest doctors and hospitals to treat whatever symptoms or illness you have. Determine emergency room wait times and make appointments with select physicians. You can even store medical information and emergency contacts within the app.
For Doctors And Hospitals:
Find health care professionals and centers near you based on your GPS location or by specifying a doctor’s specialty and city information. Reviews by other patients can help you choose the right facility and physician in 16 countries and you can schedule appointments right from Doctoralia.
Perfect for finding exactly what you need, where you need it, mPassport lets you locate doctors, hospitals and pharmacies based on your phone’s GPS. It comes with a drug equivalency guide, a medical translator and a list of emergency service contact numbers. You can make appointments through the app as well. mPassport is currently available in 20 cities around the world and counting.
Store all of your medical information from blood type and allergies to emergency contacts and insurance details with ICE Standard. All of your information is easily accessible to heath care personnel in case of an emergency. Services such as ambulances and police departments are also accessible through the app.
Price: $5.99. iPhone App
If your knowledge of a language doesn’t go past the conversational level, UniversalDoctor Speaker will help you explain your symptoms and understand everything medical including diagnosis, treatment, and prescription terms. It covers 13 languages in over 120 countries and works offline so you don’t have to worry about using data or finding a WiFi connection.