Take Your Medical Histories Along When Traveling
Here's what your child's should include
While on vacation, it’s wise to carry a written copy of all family members’ medical histories. Having this with you can help health care professionals make appropriate decisions about how to treat your family, if needed, and you won’t have to worry about forgetting important information that may become necessary.
Your child’s medical history, for example, should include:
• Your name, your child’s name, your address and your phone number.
• Your child’s blood type.
• Immunization records.
• Your doctor’s name, address, and office and emergency phone numbers.
• The name, address and phone number of your health insurance carrier, including your policy number.
• A list of any ongoing health problems, such as diabetes or asthma.
• A list of any medications your child takes and your pharmacy’s name and phone number.
• A list of allergies to medications, food, insects and animals.
• A prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
• The name, address and phone number of a relative other than yourself.