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In most European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States, tap water is safe to drink. Elsewhere, don’t drink tap water or use it to brush your teeth or clean contact lenses. Canned or bottled drinks are usually safe, but don’t use ice cubes.
Prepare a Travel Medical Kit: first aid supplies (bandages and antibiotic ointment), cold medications, throat lozenges, antacids, and medication for pain relief.
If you are traveling at least 100 miles from OSU, or in another country, call On Call International as soon as possible by dialing 866-525-1956 (within the United States) or 603-328-1956 (outside the United States). On Call International must make the arrangements for medical care, so always call them first.
On Call International will refer you to a qualified doctor or hospital in your travel location. On Call International cannot reimburse you for any medical expenses unless they are arranged, approved and provided by On Call International.
Click on “Members” in the left menu, then select “Travel Assistance.” To print your card, go to "On Call International ID Card" near the bottom of the page.
You will need to pay the hospital and then file a claim for foreign medical assistance with Aetna Student Health. If you do not have enough money to pay the hospital, On Call International can help you make financial arrangements with the provider. The source of the money is your responsibility.
Find more information about how On Call International can help you at https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/site-tools/insurance-FAQs.aspx under “Travel Assistance Services,” or go to On Call International: Worldwide Medical Information and Assistance (PDF).