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  • Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Preparing for a healthy life in the USA

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
As a student planning to study in the USA, there are some things that one needs to be aware of. The health care and health insurance system available in USA is very different from most other countries. So, to be able to properly gel with the system, some preparations need to be made well before leaving the home country. It helps if you reach armed with some necessary documents.

  1. Collect all available medical records. It helps a lot.

  2. Get a list of all prescription drugs that you have been advised by a doctor. It will make life simpler.

  3. Carry proof of vaccination. It is an essential requirement in the health care system, and might cause some problems if not available.


Once you reach the USA, here are some really necessary stuff you need to do.

  1. You must register for health insurance. Health care in the USA is costlier than in most countries.

  2. Find a good doctor and an emergency room nearby. It is so much simpler to know the locations before you need to use their services

  3. Locate the nearest pharmacy, preferably one that is open 24 hours a day


Be armed with this knowledge, be well prepared.
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