Most travellers should obtain health insurance for travel before leaving home. A signed contract is highly preferable to the glossy pamphlet of the cover offered to all carriers of a specific credit card. Pre-existing medical conditions do not preclude insurance cover: a higher premium can be offered, or the pre-existing condition would not be covered but accidents and other problems would be.
A booklet produced by the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) is a good resource for finding English-speaking physicians.
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