Resources to Better Handle Medical Issues while RVing
Posted on Nov 09, 2022
Resources to Better Handle Medical Issues While RVing
Every RV road trip is different, and while the hope is that all of your plans go off without a hitch that cannot always be guaranteed. As the leading California motorhome provider, the experts at 1st Choice RV have seen it all, and we know firsthand how much proper preparation can help when dealing with the unexpected. When it comes to serious matters, such as your health and well-being, we would recommend thoughtful planning before picking up your RV rental in California. You can never be sure what will happen on the road, and thoughtfully considering how you may handle medical issues while on your RV road trip can go a long way should they arise. Below are some of our go-to resources and tips.
Get your Paperwork in Order
Before hitting the road in your California RV rental, it is imperative to get all of your medical paperwork in order. Things like vaccination documentation, prescriptions, notices for medical conditions, and insurance cards are all critical should you need medical attention while on vacation. We recommend making a simple and orderly folder with all of your traveling companions’ information and stashing it somewhere out-of-sight in your California motorhome until you need it – which you hopefully will not!
Restock Prescriptions and Built a Simple First Aid Kit
You don’t want to start your RV road trip low on your prescription medicine. Not only do you not want to run out, but it can be a real drag to have to refill it while on vacation. Make sure your medicine is well stocked and up to date. If you plan on being on the road for an extended period of time, do some research to identify the best and easiest places for you to refill on the go. Additionally, we would recommend building out a personal first aid kit with over the counter medications and simple medical materials. Your California RV rental may not have the medicine cabinet you are used to, but that shouldn’t stop you from being prepared.
Utilize Virtual Appointments
Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t and shouldn’t see a doctor. One of the blessings of our current era is the ability to reach just about anyone from just about anywhere. Virtual appointments, when available, are a great way to contact familiar healthcare providers. If you are feeling ill and need to check in with a doctor, the virtual appointment is a quick and easy way to do so. Online consultations and therapy can help provide you with the insight you need to stay healthy and happy on the road.
Utilize Healthcare Apps
Another excellent technological tool is the medical applications available to you at the touch of a button. Here are a few that every California motorhome traveler should consider:
Solv Health – This app will help you find doctors all over the country and can match them with your insurance. Solv Health can also help facilitate virtual appointments.
Zocdoc – Zocdoc is another app that can help pair you with dentists, doctors, optometrists, and specialists in whichever area you are currently visiting.
Doctor on Demand – This is a go-to for affordable virtual appointments, especially if your healthcare provider does not offer them.
Medjet – In case of emergencies, Medjet exists to help patients get home fast. If you are more than 150 miles from home, the team at Medjet plans and covers your flight to get you home fast.
Airvet – Let’s not forget about our furry family members! Airvet is an online, on-demand vet service offering virtual appointments no matter where the road has taken you.
This is just a sampling of some of the many apps on the market aimed at making the confluence of travel and medicine easier for patients. Explore these, and let us know if there is another app you think we should add to our list!
RV travel is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to see the world, but that doesn’t mean things don’t go wrong. When it comes to health and safety, do your due diligence and properly prepare for your upcoming adventure. Above are just a few suggestions, and if you have any lingering questions please reach out to the pros at 1st Choice. Above all else, our aim is to help provide safe and healthy adventures of a lifetime to our customers.