Sometimes the exact medical care you need, whether it’s due to an injury or illness, isn’t available in your area and you might need to travel to a different city or country in order to receive the treatment you need. Unfortunately, on top of the inconvenience of being in an unfamiliar environment with an illness or injury, it can be difficult to find an accommodating place to stay for the duration of your treatment unless of course you’re staying in a hospital. However, there are certain instances in which you might not necessarily need to stay in a medical facility, but just need a temporary place to stay in while you receive treatment. This is where short-term rentals in the form of fully furnished apartments can be very useful.
Here are a few important medical travel tips that can help make your transition to your new surroundings a lot easier while you receive medical treatment.
Pack a Personalized Medical Travel Kit
Packing a bag full of your own personal medical supplies is one of the best travel tips that anyone can offer. The fact is that you need to be extremely well-prepared to handle any and all potential medical emergencies that could come up while you’re away. Certain medical supplies you might need on the fly might not necessarily be available in the area you’re staying in and that could cause a lot of problematic delays in your treatment depending on how serious it is. It’s better to make sure you have absolutely everything you could possibly need from the very beginning during your medical travels rather than running into avoidable issues along the way.
Ensure All of Your Medical Documents and Records Are Organized
If you need to travel to a different country to receive medical treatment, then perhaps the first and most important thing you need to do is get all of your medical records and insurance forms in order. Not only will you need your medical insurance forms completed, but you should also look into travel insurance to cover you in case any unexpected events or expenses come up during your medical travels. For instance, you might need to extend your stay depending on the seriousness of your medical issue and success of your treatment (or lack thereof) and for this reason you need to maintain an open line of communication with your employer if you have one as well as your insurance provider.
Look for Accommodations Close to Your Medical Treatment Facilities
Whether you’re receiving medical treatment at one or multiple facilities, it makes sense to secure a living accommodation in a central location that makes it easy for you commute back and forth between all of them. Additionally, your short-term rental should be within close proximity to other major amenities like grocery stores and shopping centers so that you can always have access to all of the services you’ll need during your medical travels.
MAC Furnished Residences Inc. provides world-class rented fully furnished apartments and short-term rentals all throughout North America to business professionals and anyone else who needs them. Our apartments come with a wide range of amenities including cleaning services, appliances, and even workout facilities to help all of our clients maintain healthy and active lifestyles during their medical travels. To learn more about our high-end accommodations, please feel free to contact us today. We can also help you find short-term rentals and executive housing in Toronto through our brokerage MAC Real Estate Services Inc. and offer some valuable travel tips through MAC Relocation Solutions.