Vacation Planning for Dialysis Patients
Many of our patients have travelled all over the world. With careful planning, there is opportunity for individuals to travel whether they are on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and to have a good experience.
Patients who want to travel have to plan in advance and make many arrangements on their own. Your health-care team will help in the process and can offer you information and advice about travelling. If you are planning a vacation let your team know as soon as possible. If you plan on being out of Manitoba for more than 90 days you must contact your health-care team and Manitoba Health. You should also look into having proper insurance coverage if you are travelling outside of the country.
- American Association of Kidney Patients
- Patient Travel Experiences
- Having good travel insurance is vital (Winnipeg Free Press)
- Fresenius Medical Care Patient Travel Service 1-866-434-2597 (Hemodialysis)
Video: Patient Travelling Experiences
Destination Dialysis – Taking Your Care on the Road
An article about patients travelling and arranging for dialysis treatments during vacation.