Essential Travel Health Apps – Keeping You Safe and Healthy While You Travel

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Whether you are planning to go to the Caribbean for some tropical sun or to the Swiss Alps to escape the heat and enjoying some skiing, traveling is one of the best things to do during the vacation period. What is the one thing we never travel without these days? You guessed it, our mobile phones. So why not download some apps that will help you stay safe and healthy while you’re away from home…

We’ve done some investigation and identified our top 5 travel health apps that can really make a difference in keeping you safe when you travel. The important details for each app are listed below to help you decide.

(We’ve also included links to honest and useful physician reviews from the site iMedicalApps.com. We highly suggest you check them out – excellent resource for physician reviews on medical and healthcare apps!)

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iTriage

Do you have symptom questions? Search for health answers with iTriage Health, Doctor, Symptom & Healthcare Search app. Find medications, diseases, and medical locations and instantly get answers to your questions on your iOS device. Created by two ER medical doctors, iTriage gives you quick access to a huge healthcare & medical database in your pocket.

iTriage has millions of users in over 80 countries around the world.

Platforms: iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Web App

Price: Free

User Reviews: 4.5 stars (25,448 reviews)

iMedicalApps Reviews:

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Doctoralia

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Doctoralia enables you to locate health professionals and centers near you, or search for them by name, speciality, city and zip – all from your mobile phone. Find and contact providers easily and access reviews by patients like you. You can also keep a list of your favorite professionals for easy access to their contact info.

Currently you can use Doctoralia on your mobile phone in 16 countries: US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Russia, Brasil, Mexico.
 Great for finding the right care when you need it most.

Platforms: iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Web App

Price: Free

User Reviews: 4.5 stars (9 ratings)

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Travel Health

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Travel Health is a great First Aid resource for all travelers – especially for those times when you can’t access your local physician. It’s essentially a first aid handbook on your mobile phone. Travel health features a symptom searcher, information on common traveler’s illnesses, and practical tips on staying health while you travel. Easy to follow travel health advice at your fingertips.

Platforms: iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Price: $2.99

User Reviews: 4.5 stars (55 ratings)

Video Review:

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ICE Standard – The Emergency Standard Card App for iPhone

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ICE Standard helps first time responders and emergency room personnel locate a person’s updated medical information, emergency / medical contacts, medical insurance information, blood type, name, address and a photo verification of the individual.

Color coding of your medical information helps first responders quickly determine the severity of potential issues with the patient, based on their medical history. Red indicates the individual has severe allergies, medical devices, health conditions, or is on medications. Yellow indicates the individual is taking medications.

Platforms: iOS (iPhone)

Price: Free.

User Reviews: 5 stars (896 ratings)

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Allergy Food Translator

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Avoid allergic reactions to food when you travel! Use this app to create individual profiles for your entire family, each with a different list of food allergies. Then translate those, with a warning message, into a local language. Show your phone to waiters or people serving you food and they’ll know which foods you need to stay away from.

The app currently has 62 different food allergies in the following categories. Egg Allergies, Fish Allergies, Milk Allergies, Peanut Allergies, Shellfish Allergies, Soy Allergies, Tree Nut Allergies, Wheat Allergies and more.

Current languages: French, German, Spanish. All translations are done by native language speakers.

Platforms: iOS (iPhone)

Price: $2.99.

User Reviews: 5 stars (1 rating)

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We would be remiss if we didn’t add UniversalDoctor Speaker here as well!

UniversalDoctor Speaker: Medical Translator with Audio

The most comprehensive mobile medical translator app – with thousands of sentences and native audios in 13 languages to translate and facilitate your medical visits in over 120 countries. It covers every step of a medical visit, whether you’re at a hospital or a primary care clinic, starting from accurately explaining your symptoms to understanding your diagnosis and treatment. How do we do this? By providing translations from both the patient side and the doctor side that are organized in a way to facilitate multilingual communication between you and a physician.

That’s not all – the app also has:

  • a search function to help you find the phrase you need in an emergency
  • the capacity to translate your medical conditions, allergies and prescriptions
  • all of the content is 100% offline so you never have to worry about having a data connection to use the app.

And best of all, it doesn’t add any weight to your suitcase since it operates directly from your mobile device (iPhone or iPad… Android version coming soon!).

Platforms: iOS (iPhone/iPad), Web App

Price: $6.99

User Reviews: 4 stars (15 ratings)

So in addition to our top 5 travel health apps, make sure you take UniversalDoctor Speaker with you too.

Wishing you happy, safe and healthy travels from the team at UniversalDoctor!

UniversalDoctor Upgrades to 12 Languages with Addition of Polish

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If you have never been to Poland, now might be the time to travel there with peace of mind. UniversalDoctor Speaker for iPhone and iPad has just been upgraded to now offer 12 languages, with Polish being our newest addition. Polish is the 2nd most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and before Ukrainian.

Poland is one of the most linguistically homogenous European countries with nearly 97% of Poland’s citizens stating Polish as their mother language. Outside of Poland, there are roughly 20 million people of Polish ancestry living abroad, making the Polish diaspora one of the largest in the world. In England and Wales, there are over 500,000 people who consider Polish to be their main language. Other major Polish diasporas can be found in Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, France, Sweden, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Brazil… just to name a few!

As a patient who is traveling, or a healthcare professional who is often treating Polish people, UniversalDoctor Speaker can help facilitate medical visits between Polish and the 11 other languages in the application (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic).

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UniversalDoctor Speaker: Medical Translator with Audio

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Don’t let a health problem or chronic condition keep you from traveling to new places with foreign languages. Download UniversalDoctor Speaker today to have a mobile medical translator in your pocket with 12 languages (and more coming soon!). You decide the language you want to communicate in by choosing the patient language and the doctor language.

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