When traveling, vacationing, working, studying or living in Mexico, do you have one of these:
If not, you should at least consider the advantages of having a GeoBlue International Travel Medial insurance plan in place while in Mexico, of for that matter, anywhere in the world.
- 24/7 Member services help line. Emergency, questions about your plan, how to find a doctor, prescription refill and much more.
- Medical Evacuation Services: Land & Air. When you are seriously injured or ill, GeoBlue will fly you to the nearest hospital that can properly care for you, if your current medical facility situation is not adequate.
- GeoBlue will pay doctors and hospitals direct so you don’t have to.
- GeoBlue is in over 180 countries.
- Plans designed for a few days or permanent plans for those living or working abroad.
- Comprehensive hospital, doctor services, Rx, maternity, evacuation svc, physical therapy, dental, vision, lab, X-ray, outpatient surgery, and so much more.
- GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
- GeoBlue has an elite network of doctors from almost every specialty ready to see you in over 180 countries.
- GeoBlue members use their mobile devices to access an exclusive level of care. The GeoBlue mobile app provides the most convenient access to the best doctors, hospitals and resources around the world.
- GeoBlue plans feature a full range of concierge-level services and convenient mobile and online self-service tools.
Health Services in Mexico:
- High quality care available – Fair
- Emergency services responsiveness – Fair
- Pharmacy reliability – Fair
- Water Quality – Medium Risk
- Air Quality – Medium Risk
- Infectious Disease – Medium Risk
Vaccines for Mexico:
|Vaccine or Disease||Vaccination or Treatment Recommendations|
|Routine||Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots such as, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended, especially for those who might be exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Japanese Encephalitis||Not endemic|
|Malaria||Recommended: Areas with malaria except states of Quintana Roo and Tabasco: Atovaquone/ proguanil, chloroquine, doxycycline, mefloquine, or primaquine. States of Quintana Roo and Tabasco: Mosquito avoidance.|
|Meningococcal Meningitis||Not endemic|
|Rabies||Recommended for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in rural areas, involved in activities such as bicycling, camping, or hiking. Also recommended for travelers with significant occupational risks, such as veterinarians, for long-term travelers and expatriates living in areas with a significant risk of exposure, and for travelers involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats. Children are considered at higher risk because they tend to play with animals, may receive more severe bites, or may not report bites.|
|Yellow Fever||Not endemic|
Communicate with Confidence
As a GeoBlue member, your computer or mobile device becomes a powerful translation tool. Our database consists of over 5,000 commonly used medical terms and 4,000 medical health phrases in dozens of languages.
It’s easy to find the term or phrase you need, and once you do, audio files allow you to play a precise translation in the world’s most widely spoken languages.
Rely on GeoBlue to help you translate brand names or find generic, and get accurate dosing information in the world’s top destinations. GeoBlue’s Equivalency Guide covers the most commonly used and prescribed medicines. If you can’t find the medication you need, our Global Health and Safety team can help.
So don’t think of it as just one more thing to carry with you, but something to carry you past medical misunderstandings. GeoBlue provides the best tools available to navigate the complexities of healthcare and arrive at the best decisions for personal care.
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
- Updated Zika Virus in Mexico January 15, 2016
- Because Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions
- Chikungunya in Mexico November 19, 2015
- Beginning in October 2014, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in Mexico. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Mexico have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites.
Discover GeoBlue’s full array of travel and international medical plans for global lifestyles and sophisticated travelers. From a 2 week leisure trip to a 2 year work assignment, we’ve got you covered.
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