If you need to see a doctor in Orlando, there are plenty of emergency and non-emergency services – it needn’t be expensive either.
Whether you’re on vacation or just travelling through there are an array of doctors, health clinics and hospitals in Orlando, where you can get medical care for any ailment.
If you are on vacation it’s especially important to have medical insurance, as without this medical emergencies can cost thousands. Most comprehensive travel insurance policies offer at least £2 million ($2.5 million) of medical cover, which normally covers the cost of any treatment, and the cost of getting you home, should this be necessary.
In the event of a medical emergency, you should contact your travel insurance company immediately. Your policy should include all the relevant phone numbers that you will need to get in touch with your insurers while you are away. Your call will usually be dealt with by a representative who will arrange the necessary medical treatment with their preferred provider.
If you don’t have time to contact your insurance company, then dial 911 or head to the nearest hospital that offers emergency services. The main hospitals in Orlando that offer emergency services are the Florida Hospital and the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
If you need to see a doctor in Orlando and it’s not an emergency, there are a number of options to choose from.
For some minor ailments you can be treated for free by a knowledgable pharmacist. You will find many pharmacies in Orlando, including independent pharmacies like CVS and in-store pharmacies in places like Publix and Walgreens.
If you do need to be treated by a physician, then you can head to one of the many community health centers like Centra Care. These are open 7 days a week and they accept most insurance providers. In some cases you may have to pay for the cost of the treatment up front, but you should be able to claim back the cost through your insurer.
Our top tips for seeing a doctor in Orlando
- Always remember to take your travel insurance policy number and emergency contact telephone number with you when you travel
- If you need medical treatment keep receipts for everything so you can claim back the costs
- If possible, ask your insurer to agree to medical treatment before it’s carried out
- Always tell your insurer about any existing health problems before taking out insurance