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Finding a Bahamas Travel Health Card is your first step in getting your health care. This card is very similar to the ones you receive from the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and other nations. They're issued by the government of Bahamas and permit you to buy prescriptions at pharmacies from the island country. It's also useful for getting routine physician visits, dental hygiene, and general check-ups.

However, there are differences between your Bahamas Travel Health Card and your normal card. The very first thing you'll see is that it does not have any policy for preexisting ailments. The majority of the additional cards provide coverage on this basis. In case you have a condition in which you're predisposed to getting, like diabetes or HIV, you might wish to think about obtaining coverage prior to leaving for your trip. While the price of these premiums may be greater, at least you know you're covered for any potential illness.

Another distinction between the Bahamas Travel Health Card along with your standard card is the fact that it does not insure you if you're traveling to the island nation for the first time or whether you have kids with special needs. So long as you remain healthy ahead of your trip and use the card to receive regular medical care, you need to be insured. Children over 18 will need a prescription for drug upon arriving at their destination. If they do not have a prescription, an adult should meet the prescription, then provide it to the kid in person, or at the very least, the adult must bring a valid photo ID.

It's possible to get your Bahamas Travel Health Card online or in the regional pharmacy. You can apply right online or in your nearest branch. The forms are brief and simple to fill out. Only give a little information about your own history of healthcare to the brokers and wait for them to process your information. You will likely receive a response in a couple of times and then you will find a card with a sequential number that you could use to find out what additional benefits and services you are able to receive.

Most travel gyms are good for one year, which means you can basically use your Bahamas Travel Health Card whenever you want to. After you've finished traveling on your Bahamas trip, you could always replace it or get a brand new one. There are no age limitations or expiration dates on these cards.