Preparing for your trip

Here are some important things to think about and organize before leaving for medical treatments outside your region. If you leave in a emergency or have little warning time, you may not be able to prepare very much. However, a friend or family member may be able to help you out.

What it means to travel outside your region for health

When you or someone close to you needs to travel outside your region for health services, it can be very stressful.

Just having to deal with medical tests or treatments can be difficult in itself. In addition, you may be going to a city or taking a plane for the first time. You may have out-of-pocket expenses that you had not planned for. You may be bringing a support person (escort) with you. And you may not speak French well enough to feel confident discussing medical information.

Unexpected situations

If you are coming in an emergency or only have short notice that you are leaving, you may not be able to prepare very much for travel. Here are some things you can do:

Bring only essentials (see packing lists below)
If a support person is going to visit, ask them to bring along things you may need.

If your trip turns out to be longer than expected:

Your support person may have to go back home. Think about how you can get support from other people.
You may need additional clothing, toiletries, money, or other things.

Packing lists


Bringing a support person

Leaving your home in good hands

Here are some things you may want to do before you leave:

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