Routine & Mental Healthcare Abroad

Routine Healthcare Abroad

The CISI supplemental international insurance does cover treatment for the most commonly reported health issues such as gastrointestinal illnesses, dehydration, the common cold or flu, and minor injuries. Most of these cases constitute outpatient care with a local doctor, a local clinic or at the emergency room at the nearest hospital. It is encouraged to seek rather than defer care should you wish to consult a medical expert related to routine health concerns.

To make an appointment for non-urgent or routine care, contact CISI to identify a local provider and inquire about the capacity for direct pay or to obtain a guarantee of payment.  See Using the Insurance for more information.

Mental Healthcare Abroad

Changes in normal routine including a new environment, diet or cultural norms can all have subtle or even noticeable impacts on an individual’s health.  Disorientation due to a new environment can challenge individuals to step outside of their comfort zones and embrace new ways of thinking or doing, but it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. 

For individuals needing assistance adjusting to a new environment, it can be good to reconnect with home and talk with loved ones. However, if you feel like you need or would like additional support, please feel free to contact CISI to arrange an appointment(s) with a mental health professional. 

If you are currently managing your mental health and are planning to travel abroad, discuss your plans with your current mental health professional.  Work with your provider to develop a plan to manage your mental health during your time abroad. Be sure that your health management plan includes considerations for continuing medical treatment or care abroad.  Once enrolled with CISI, the supplemental insurance will be an invaluable resource to source medical professionals, including mental health experts, in your intended destination.

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