Please tell us immediately about any serious illness or accident abroad where you have to go into hospital or you may have to return home early or extend your stay because of any illness or injury.
If you are unable to do this because the condition is life, limb, sight or organ threatening, you should contact us as soon as you can.
You must also tell us if your medical expenses are over £500 or if you require helicopter mountain medical rescue in Nepal.
If you are claiming for a minor illness or accident you should, where possible, pay the costs initially and reclaim the money from us later.
You can call 24 hours a day 365 days a year or email.
Confirmation of payment
The Emergency team will contact hospitals or doctors abroad and guarantee to pay their fees, providing you have a valid claim. We may require written consent to contact your doctor to obtain details of any past medical history specifically relating to your claim.
If our medical advisers think it would be in your medical interests to bring you back to your home or to a hospital or nursing home in your home country, you will normally be transferred by regular airline or road ambulance. Where medically necessary in very serious or urgent cases, we will use an air ambulance. We will consult the treating doctor and our medical advisers first. If you need to go home early, the treating doctor must provide a certificate confirming that you are fit to travel. Without this the airline can refuse to carry any sick or injured person.
You can contact the emergency team at any time, day or night. You will be answered by one of our experienced assistance co-ordinators who you should give all relevant information to. Please make sure you have details of your policy before you phone.
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