EMERGENCY MEDICAL INSURANCE
Back2Back purchases emergency medical insurance for each trip participant and it is included in your Back2Back fee. This insurance is different from the travel insurance purchased through a travel agent. This insurance is not a general health insurance policy, but an interim, limited benefit period, travel medical plan intended for use while away from your home country. It covers such things as unexpected recurrence of a pre-existing condition, emergency medical evacuation/repatriation, return of minor child(ren), and emergency medical reunion. Please request a copy of the insurance policy if you would like more details.
Back2Back does not require anyone to receive immunizations, although many trip participants choose to receive them as an extra precaution. Please consult your family doctor or visit Centers for Disease Control for information regarding immunization recommendations and guidelines. Please note that many family doctors do not administer travel immunizations.
An alternative is to contact your county health department or a travel health agency, such as Global Health Services and Passport Health. Payment in the form of cash or check is due at the time services are rendered. We recommend that you contact your insurance company before receiving any vaccinations, as many of them do not cover all of the costs. We also recommend making sure your tetanus is up to date.
• Ciprofloxacin “Cipro” prescription
• Personal prescriptions and over-the-counter medicine you might need, such as allergy medicine, Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen, Imodium AD/Pepto-Bismol, and motion sickness medicine.
There is a hospital within a short distance of all of our ministry sites.