Sharlyn – Texas: My hubby and I are going to start full-time RVing. We have basic Medicare and drug coverage but wonder what would happen if we get sick on the road? Do we go to an urgent care clinic, an emergency room, or what? I looked at a lot of RV websites and found nothing to answer these questions.
Phil Moeller: Basic Medicare covers you with any doctor or hospital in the country that accepts Medicare, and nearly all do.
How do you find a good doctor, with no advance notice, who is accepting new Medicare patients and is actually available when an unpredictable emergency occurs?
The trick, obviously, is how do you find a good doctor, with no advance notice, who is accepting new Medicare patients and is actually available when an unpredictable emergency occurs? Eliminating global warming might be easier!
For this reason, walk-in clinics are your best bet for routine matters, and hospital emergency rooms might be the first step for serious ones.
I know that you might want to just hit the open road and take it wherever the mood strikes you. But doing some trip planning would be a good idea. This planning should include a contact list of people you know near where you plan to travel. They can be invaluable sources for medical help, including providing names of good doctors.
Best of luck on your adventures. I am jealous!