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    Medical care and health insurance for travelers to Aruba?

    Has anyone visited a doctor in Aruba and paid out of pocket? I was wondering the general cost of a doctors visit and medication. Lets say you needed to be treated for a stomach bug and needed a prescription for antibiotics What would that run? $100? $300?

    What about travelers medical insurance? Which companies offer coverage and how much does it usually cost? Thanks.

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    check out www.insuremytrip.com

    there are many policies that you can compare we paid about $150 for 2 weeks worth of coverage for my husband and me.
    compare the policies that are listed and see what works best for your needs.
    emergency medical evacuation too.

    we have visited the dr and the hospital in aruba and it was less than $100 for visit and prescription
    make certain the receipt for services is in english and then submit to your own insurance co for reimbursement.
    if they don't pay, then submit to the trip insurance.
    your own insurance must be done first before you try the trip insurance.

    the hospital fees for non residents is pay cash or credit card.
    they accept no insurance from tourists/non residents.

    and this thread Travel Medical Insurance?
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 08-26-2013 at 09:48 PM.

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    Thanks Andrea.

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    also too it is important for those age 65 and over not to be complacent thinking that medicare will cover unexpected medical bills in aruba.

    a travel supplement policy is necessary for everyone at every age.

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    I'm going to call my insurance company and see if they cover outside the country? Also perhaps booking trips with certain credit cards may get you some kind of coverage?

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    I use my AAA membership for medical insurance coverage outside the US. $500K for $25 with no deductible for 10 days in Aruba with emergency evac. I just have it for peace of mind for reimbursement if needed.

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    Here is some info "Tricare Help" to get a general idea:

    http://blogs.militarytimes.com/trica...tside-the-u-s/

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    My insurance covers out of country medical expenses, but as Andrea said you must have a receipt printed in english and submit after your return to the States. They even provide a list of doctors, dentists, specialists and pharmacies in the country you are visiting.

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    I just went to an ENT on the island, office visit was $60 and I filled 2 prescriptions for $20
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    A few years ago I had food poisoning and went to the Aruba Hospital. The bill for the hospital visit (I was there a couple of hours) was about $137. My RX that I got filled was $12. Yes, you must pay upfront - I took my CC with me to the hospital. I got receipts for everything along with a copy of the Doctor's notes which were in Dutch. Every insurance is different so you need to check with yours and read the fine print but I was able to submit the paperwork (without translation) to my insurance company and was reimbursed in full within a couple of months.
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 --
    36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018





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