This may well depend on nationality, where you live and your current
If you are an EU national and are cruising in Europe
then your covered on something called an EH1C card. This is were one country treats you and charges your home country.
If you're a US citizen then I guess its much harder and either your covered on any private Medicare insurance
or you fund the cost yourself.
One thing I have found is that meds change names in different locations, so its just a matter of using google
to try and find the alternative name. Medicare in many countries is generally good and I suspect in some locations will be a lot cheaper than your home state.
I left the UK several years ago and made sure I had a print out of my entire medi care file from my family
doctor. Something to consider. Also list your meds and find out all the variants of names.
If you cannot get Medicare cover then at least try and get a good travel insurance
policy but be careful, a failure to disclose a condition you have will most likely invalidate the cover.
If you can get 12 months supply and get a discount for the amount you purchase
that will help, then after 6 months start getting meds in the locations you visit so that you always have a solid stock to rely on if needed. A sort of rolling purchase
.. Call pharmacies in the countries you may visit and check med names and prices. Most will need a private doctors prescription to buy certain meds.
Mail. If you don't have relatives can help then I have a PO box with a company in the UK. They take my mail in, hold it and then send it to me at a marina I will visit when I ask them to.. They also offer an open, scan and email service
, so I can get mast email
fast. The bills they just sent back with 'not know at this address' on them! I wish.
Hope this is a little helpful.