Specialist travel insurance for schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe long-term medical condition which can have a massive impact upon a person’s life. However, through effective management, sufferers can minimise their symptoms and reduce the risk of a severe relapse.
If you have schizophrenia, it’s important to tell your travel insurance provider about your condition – although you may find that many standard providers won’t then cover you.
Here at Free Spirit, we offer specialist holiday insurance for people with schizophrenia to help you relax and enjoy your time away.
What does specialist travel insurance for schizophrenia cover?
With conditions such as schizophrenia, which are prone to periods of relapse, having travel insurance in place once you have booked a short break or holiday is vital.
As soon as you take out your travel cover with Free Spirit, you and anyone else insured on the policy will be covered. This means that if you have a relapse and are unable to go on your holiday, you are likely to be able to get the majority of your cancellations costs back.
Another major benefit of covering your schizophrenia with Free Spirit is that when you are on holiday, the travel insurance will cover the cost of any emergency medical expenses that you might need*.
Visiting a doctor or the hospital abroad can be really expensive, but with conditions such as schizophrenia it is vital that you seek treatment if you need it. Having holiday insurance means you don’t need to worry about any costs associated with doing so*.
Another benefit that sets Free Spirit apart from standard insurance policies is that we cover you if you were to lose your prescribed medications whilst on holiday and need to obtain replacements*.
Click here to see the Summary of Cover provided by Free Spirit.
*subject to policy terms and conditions
How do I apply for Free Spirit to cover my schizophrenia?
There is no medical involved and we don’t need to speak to your doctor. Instead our friendly team of experts will simply ask you a few questions in order to be able to understand more about your schizophrenia and ensure that the right travel insurance is put in place.
You can call us Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm (closed Bank Holidays) on Freephone 0800 170 7704. Or, if you would prefer, the whole process can be done online by clicking here.
Please note, when applying online you may be asked to phone us so that we can ask you a few more questions about your medical condition.
To make you aware, here are the typical questions we will be asking someone seeking specialist travel insurance for schizophrenia:
- Have you had a compulsory admission to hospital for treatment of this within the last 10 years?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for THIS condition in the last 2 years?
- Have you currently been advised to take any medication for this illness?
- Have you been advised to take medication for this condition throughout the last 2 years?
- Has this condition ever caused you to cancel or cut short a planned trip?
To find out more about Free Spirit you can click here.
Travelling with schizophrenia
As with all long-term medical conditions, it’s vital to ensure that you have your medication with you and that you have discussed your travel plans with your doctor.
Although they are meant to be relaxing, going on holiday always comes with a little bit of stress particularly with regards to travel. So, try to make as many arrangements beforehand as you can to ensure that your journey both there and back is as hassle-free as possible.
If you are travelling alone, it’s worthwhile making someone at the place you are staying aware of your condition so that if you become unwell, they can get you the best help as soon as possible.
Above all else, ensuring that you have travel insurance in place will give you the peace of mind to enjoy your break and have a wonderful time away.
Last updated: 19th June 2017.