Allianz Global Assistance Launches TravelMedic Mobile App
New app provides international travellers with critical medical information
Allianz Global Assistance, a world leader in travel insurance and 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 important information on local medical providers, medication and first aid translations, emergency phone numbers and more.
Globally, Allianz Global Assistance has helped millions of consumers solve their travel problems over the past 60 years and employs 13,224 associates speaking 58 languages across five continents. Utilizing the extensive resources and experience of the company’s medical assistance teams in 34 countries around the world, the TravelMedic app includes Allianz Global Assistance’s comprehensive 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. Additionally, 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.
Sandy Winfield, Vice President of Operations at Allianz Global Assistance in Canada, says dealing with medical problems in foreign countries is a major challenge when travellers do not know where to turn for help. “The TravelMedic app addresses one of the key healthcare problems that consumers face when travelling abroad,” said Winfield. “The ability to easily locate an appropriate medical facility where you can be confident you will receive quality medical care, all via your smartphone, is a significant benefit for travellers.”
The app also provides a stream of the latest travel alerts from the Government of Canada’s Travel Advisory website. These alerts help travellers stay updated in real-time on any security risks that may affect their destination.