14 Tips to Prepare for Special Needs Family Travel

here are 14 Disability Travel Tip:

We have traveled to some very remote areas. There’s not even a CVS for hundreds of miles (so much for the Minute Clinics!). But if there is an emergency, where will you go? Do your research online ahead of time and know where to go. Find out if they take your insurance.

1. Identify Hospitals or Medical Center

Make sure you have enough medicine or have the availability of refills. Many insurance companies only allow you to refill prescriptions every 30 or 90 days. Double-check when yours will run out and make sure you have enough to get you through the vacation.

2. Bring Plenty of Medication

If your child is medically fragile or medically complex, you should consider travel insurance. If you have planned a very expensive vacation, probably with non-refundable plane tickets, what will you do if your child gets sick and cannot go?

3. Consider Travel Insurance

Imagine this, something happens and you find yourself at the doctor or ER while on vacation. Even worse, you’re in the middle of a stressful moment, trying to get it resolved, only to be told by the receptionist that you’ve been declined because you are out of network.

4. Call Your Medical Insurance Company

Let them know where you will be, and ask what the procedure is if you need a referral in a hurry.

5. Call Your Child’s Pediatrician