Travelers with known health concerns should consider wearing a medical alert bracelet if you have allergies (e.g. medications, food or insect bites) or other medical problems. Take enough medication for the duration of the trip, in the original container. For health information and diseases relative to your specific travel destination, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Check with your medical insurance carrier in advance of your trip to see how out-of-town and out-of-country treatment should be handled. Gather contact information for your insurance carriers and your primary care physician before you leave.
In the event of a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately. Carry insurance cards and a record of specific medical issues with you at all times. Before departure, collect a list of all emergency contacts that includes work/cell/home numbers and email addresses. Also, establish a communication schedule.