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Health & Safety Staff

Information for OHIO faculty and staff traveling abroad

The Office of Global Opportunities is pleased to share the following information about resources available to OHIO faculty and staff. When traveling for OHIO business, we recommend that you sign up for international emergency health insurance as well as International SOS emails and updates for your destination.

Register International Travel

If you are traveling internationally on OHIO business, please use this link to register your travel. Below is more information about services and international health insurance.

In Case of Emergency

During an emergency, contact local resources or local emergency services. If you need to reach OHIO and the Office of Global Opportunities during an emergency, please call +1 740 593 4583. To reach International SOS during an emergency, call +1 215-942-8478.

International SOS Services

International SOS is a premier global services provider. OHIO contracts with International SOS to provide assistance with a medical emergency, personal, travel, legal, and/or security issues. One phone call connects you to a network of multilingual staff, including security analysts, doctors, nurses and mental health professionals. Services range from telephone advice and referrals to full-scale medical evacuations.

Visit www.internationalsos.com before you depart and enter OHIO membership number 11BCAS000010 to sign up for security email alerts and updates for your host destination(s). Additionally, we strongly recommend you download the “ISOS Assistance App” to your smart phone.

International SOS works with OGO’s international health insurance. If you need to seek non-emergency medical attention, call International SOS first through the “ISOS Assistance App” or at +1 215-942-8478. International SOS will check what providers are available and arrange for guarantee of payment when possible. In most cases, this means that you will not need to pay for services out-of-pocket.

In some instances when a provider will not accept International SOS’ guarantee of payment, you may have to pay for services up front and seek reimbursement at a later date (OGO can support this process). Other services include medical advice and referrals to full-scale medical evacuations by private air ambulance. In case of medical emergency, dial the local equivalent to 911 or travel to a hospital immediately.

International Health Insurance

International health insurance is offered through Gallagher (Chubb Insurance). The program is mandatory and all OHIO students participating in an international experience are required to be registered for this international insurance policy. The policy provides comprehensive coverage, including emergency health insurance, medical repatriation, medical and security evacuation, and more.

  • The cost of this policy is covered by OHIO. There is no additional charge to students traveling on OHIO’s international programs.
  • Please see the Gallagher brochure for OHIO travel here.
  • This coverage is for international travel and study only and does not cover you while in the U.S. It does not replace your domestic health insurance plan such as the Ohio University Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan.