Medical Emergencies While Traveling


The last thing you want to happen while on vacation or traveling is to get ill. But it happens. New apps and services offer travelers options when they get sick away from home.

Today, medical options abound for those on the go. For virtual doctors to international help, read On-the-road care.

Before you set out on your next big adventure, be sure to take a look at some helpful mobile apps, recommended by the CDC, to prepare for your trip. Read 6 Apps for Healthier Travels.

What happens when you have a medical emergency while traveling in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language? In that circumstance, there’s 1st Minute App. A non-native traveler can use the app while in another country. It translates one’s medical or Apple Health ID and can relay symptoms to emergency rooms and pharmacists without the need for cell phone service or an Internet connection.

The next time you get ill while traveling, remember that your smartphone can be a valuable tool to help.

Download 1st Minute App for iOS on the App Store

Download 1st Minute App for Android on Google Play