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Old 14-10-2015, 08:30   #1
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Didn't know where else to put this. What do you do about medications and mail?
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Old 15-10-2015, 11:09   #2
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Re: Medications

Hi Slooper

This may well depend on nationality, where you live and your current med cover.

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.
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Re: Medications

medications and mail.
medications depend on where you are and your alleged health insuran vs the almighty dollar.
mail-- depend on where you are, how long you will remain and how nicely you treat the messenger who brings it.
you want regular mail?? do not leave home.
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