Know before you go – care support while traveling

Published: May 19, 2021

Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, it’s important to know how your WHA health plan gives care support when you travel than 100 miles from home.  

America is kicking off the summer travel season this Memorial Day weekend.  Before you go, take advantage of Assist America, WHA’s no-cost travel care service. Here’s just two reasons to take note:

  • Forgotten/lost medication. Assist America will connect with your doctor and send a prescription close to where you are staying, or if needed, locate a local doctor.
  • Emergency care. We’ll help you contact loved-ones in an emergency and arrange for needed care or hospitalization.

With more Americans become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, our beaches, restaurants and tourist destinations are opening up.  If you travel outside of California or abroad, you’ll want to know what policies and restrictions to expect at your destination -- or anywhere in between -- to avoid annoying delays.

Read Assist America’s useful flyer for summer travel tips, including:

  • Pre-trip Information – Check their site for timely information on COVID testing, immunizations, visa requirements, and security advisories
  • Worldwide COVID-19 testing sites – Assist America’s 24/7 multilingual staff can help members traveling worldwide to locate testing facilities
  • Download the mobile app – get one-touch call support 24/7 for help such as a nationwide pharmacy locator, or global Embassy locator, any other helpful services. Download the app on WHA’s Assist America web page, available on Apple Apps Store or Android at Google Play
  • The Traveler – Read their travel newsletter with thoughtful tips such as avoiding street crime and overcoming travel anxiety

If you are traveling more than 100 miles from home over the Memorial Day weekend, visit WHA’s Assist America web page to learn more. WHA Medicare Advantage My Care members can also get details on this Assist America flyer.

For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, click here: getting care, testing and vaccines