GeoBlue Travel Medical Insurance Mexico

When traveling, vacationing, working, studying or living in Mexico, do you have one of these:

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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.

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  1. 24/7 Member services help line. Emergency, questions about your plan, how to find a doctor, prescription refill and much more.
  2. 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.
  3. GeoBlue will pay doctors and hospitals direct so you don’t have to.
  4. GeoBlue is in over 180 countries.
  5. Plans designed for a few days or permanent plans for those living or working abroad.
  6. Comprehensive hospital, doctor services, Rx, maternity, evacuation svc, physical therapy, dental, vision, lab, X-ray, outpatient surgery, and so much more.
  7. 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.
  8. GeoBlue has an elite network of doctors from almost every specialty ready to see you in over 180 countries.
  9. 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.
  10. 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

Environmental Risks:

  • 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 A Recommended
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.
Typhoid Recommended
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.

Current Alerts:

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.

Please call or email anytime with questions.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com

Questions & Comments:

Travel Medical Coverage in Mexico

Are you considering Mexico as a place to retire?  Either part-time or full-time Mexico has an enormous amount to offer retirees.  You have a choice of climates ranging from spring like weather all year to warm humid ocean locations and dry inland desert.

Good healthcare is widely available.  Mexico has quality doctors and hospitals and other medical specialists.  When in Mexico without International Travel Medical insurance, if you need medical treatment you most likely will be required to pay for the services up front.  You will be asked to show proof of insurance and give the facility a credit card number before you are seen.  Remember, Medicare does NOT provide coverage while outside the U.S.

The U.S. State Department indicates that there have been numerous complaints from U.S. citizens regarding inflated medical charges at health care facilities in beach resort areas.  You can avoid this problem by having International health insurance that is valid for the duration of your travel in Mexico.

GeoBlue International Travel plans pay their doctors and hospitals direct so you don’t have to.  Coverage is also available with the U.S. coverage option.

Why GeoBlue is Different

  • 24/7/365 Phone, Web and Mobile Support
  • Prompt Access to Trusted Doctors and Hospitals
  • Cashless Appointment Scheduling
  • Paperless Claims Resolution
  • Destination Health Intelligence
  • Some GeoBlue Plans are “Guaranteed Issue” regardless of health conditions.

GeoBlue Travels with You

It’s a worldwide, all-access pass to an exclusive level of care. Use your mobile device to quickly and conveniently connect to quality care across the globe for anything from emergency needs, to filling a simple prescription, to translating your symptoms, to finding the right doctor at home or abroad.

With a few simple taps, get detailed profiles of carefully selected primary care physicians and specialists, as well as a broad range of hospitals, pharmacies, even dentists-where you are, when you need it. Review qualifications, make an appointment, and get directions, right from the App or a mobile device.

Plus, proof of coverage is always at your fingertips, ready to show and share with providers. Mobile Assistance is backed 24/7 by our toll-free assistance line.

GeoBlue Worldwide is coverage you can count on when traveling, working or living abroad – long and short-term.

Questions?

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com