Identification and Medical Documents In addition to your passport and other ID, make sure to take your Kaiser Permanente ID card, a copy of any current prescriptions, and the phone number the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (716) 754-4883. It’s also a good idea to tuck a card in your wallet with information about any medical conditions or allergies you have, who to contact in an emergency, and your doctor's name and phone number. Take a minute to fill out a Wallet Card today. It might be the most important thing you carry with you.
- Within the U.S. If you're planning to travel outside Northern California, but inside the U.S. please take along your Kaiser Permanente ID card and your Travel Kit. The Travel Kit explains where and how to get care in other Kaiser Permanente regions. To receive your Travel Kit, contact Member Services.
- Outside the US If you are traveling out of the country, take along the phone numbers and addresses of embassies in the areas you will visit. They can help you find a doctor or hospital. You can find a list of embassies at the Department of State website.
- Prescription Medications. Take any medicines regularly? Pack an extra week’s supply, just in case your flights are delayed. Carry your medicine in the original bottles with your name and medical record number. Remember to pack these in your carry on luggage, so you’ll be sure to have your medications when you need them.
- A First Aid Kit. Take time to pack a good first aid kit. Blisters, splinters, headaches—you’ll have what you need to keep going. Print out this First Aid Kit Checklist and start gathering supplies; you’ll be glad you planned ahead.
Forgetting your toothbrush is no big deal. Forgetting your passport, your inhaler, or your cash card can ruin your trip, fast. Use these checklists to help you stay on top of your to do list, and remember all the important stuff.
Getting Ready Checklist