On Call in Action: Car Crash in Cambodia

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Get a Medical Referral While Traveling

You’re on a business trip in Paris when you start to experience some unpleasant symptoms. You know it’s time to see a doctor, but you’re not sure where to go (it’s hard enough finding physicians you can trust at home!). You could check with your hotel concierge or try a local walk-in-clinic, but you’re not…

On Call in Action: Pregnancy Complications While on Expat Assignment

  Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

On Call in Action: Grandma’s Unfortunate Encounter with Santa’s Reindeer

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

Travel Assistance 101: How a Commercial Medical Evacuation Works

What do you think of when you hear the word “medical evacuation?” Some of us think of “M*A*S*H”- type helicopters rescuing people atop Mt. Everest or in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Others might think of special military ops and top-secret government assignments … or some of us might not know what to think!…

On Call in Action: Student Injures Ankle in Ecuador

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: This Month: Study Abroad Student Fractures…

Traveling with Diabetes: How to Plan for a Healthier Trip

Are you one of the 5.8 million people in the U.S. (that’s 8.3% of the population!) with diabetes? If you are, that doesn’t mean you can’t travel! Yes, it’s true—changes in meal patterns, activity levels and time zones can affect your blood sugar levels, but with some good planning, your trip can still be still…

On Call in Action: Heart Complications on Caribbean Cruise

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

Travel Health Update: The New Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) FAQs

You may have been hearing a lot in the news lately about a disease called the coronavirus that has been cropping up around the world.  The new coronavirus, which experts recently named MERS-CoV or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, first emerged in Saudi Arabia in the Spring of 2012. Since then, it has spread to…

Travel Emergency Prep 101: Personal Medical Information Form

We all expect our trips to go off without a hitch, and most times they do. However, if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, recalling personal medical details during an emergency can be difficult, or in some instances, impossible. That’s why it’s so important to complete a personal medical information form…