Allianz Global Assistance has launched a new smartphone app that provides Canadian travellers with emergency medical expertise at their fingertips.
The TravelMedic mobile app provides Canadians travelling abroad with information on local medical providers, medication and first aid translations, emergency phone numbers and more.
The TravelMedic app includes Allianz Global Assistance’s list of 2,000 hospitals in 129 countries. Each hospital listed has been approved by the company as appropriate for travellers and each listing includes contact information and one-touch dialing. A drug dictionary includes internationally recognized names for common drugs while first aid term translations are available in 17 languages. Emergency services phone numbers are available for 217 countries and can be reached through one-touch dialing.
While the TravelMedic mobile app is not a replacement for travel medical insurance, its practical travel assistance features can be accessed immediately while travelling, offering increased security should a medical issue arise while out of the country.
The TravelMedic app is free to download in the Apple App Store at and in the Google Play store.