Specialist travel insurance from Free Spirit for Parkinson’s disease
We have designed a fully comprehensive Parkinson’s disease travel insurance for that much-needed holiday and it has all the key features you would expect to see from a standard policy and much more!
Why should you cover your Parkinson’s disease for travelling?
The two main reasons for taking out specialist travel insurance for Parkinson’s disease is to cover you for cancellation before you travel and to cover you for emergency medical expenses while you are away.
In the event you need to cancel your holiday due to your Parkinson’s disease, Free Spirit can provide cancellation cover for your unused travel and accommodation costs that you have already paid for or are contracted to pay. If you are unfortunate enough to have a medical emergency during your holiday because of your Parkinson’s disease, Free Spirit can provide cover for your associated costs including medical repatriation if medically necessary.
Don’t forget, if you arrange your cover as soon as you book your holiday you will be immediately protected should you need to cancel your trip (terms and conditions apply of course! See the Free Spirit policy wording for full details).
Consequences of not covering your Parkinson’s disease before you go on holiday
Travelling abroad can be a worry for anyone if they have a medical condition, especially for people with Parkinson’s disease. Should you be unfortunate to have a medical emergency while you are away and you have failed to ensure all of your medical conditions, this could leave you open to paying out for expensive medical treatment and hospital accommodation costs.
Many standard travel insurance policies exclude cover for pre-existing medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or will decline to offer cover. However, with Free Spirit you can obtain the insurance cover you need for your Parkinson’s disease and any associated medical conditions, to give you the peace of mind protection you need when you travel.
Planning for the right place to stay will make your trip more enjoyable. Here are some key things to consider:
- Bathroom – if you use a wheelchair are the bathrooms accessible, are they fitted with grab-bars and seats
- Stairs – is there a lift, if not, it might be best to choose a room on the ground floor
- Access – are sightseeing attractions within easy walking distance and if you need to eat out, how close is the nearest restaurant, is your accommodation close to the airport
- Medical – where is the nearest doctor or medical centre located? Familiarise yourself with the local emergency telephone number.
Why go anywhere else, get a Parkinson’s travel quote now!
Free Spirit was the first scheme of its type dedicated to those being declined cover elsewhere due to their health. We are now one of the UK’s largest specialist travel insurance providers for people with medical conditions and disabilities.
Obtaining a quote and getting cover for your Parkinson’s disease travel insurance couldn’t be easier. Free Spirit provides an easy online medical screening and we will ask you some questions about your Parkinson’s disease so that you get the cover you need:
- Do you require more assistance or supervision than you did 12 months ago?
- Do you currently use any mobility aids?
- How many unplanned hospital admissions have you had for this condition in the last 12 months?
- Has this condition caused any difficulties with swallowing?
Should you need any help whilst getting a quote or if you have any questions not covered by our frequently asked questions page why not call us on 02392 419 080 our dedicated UK-based customer services team is on hand to help you.
Cover for travelling companions
Friends and families can also be covered by your Free Spirit policy, whether they have a pre-existing medical condition or not. By including them on the same Free Spirit policy, you will ensure the whole party is covered.
If you had to cancel your holiday due to your Parkinson’s disease or any other medical condition you have disclosed, travelling companions on the same policy would also be covered which may not be the case if they had taken out a separate policy elsewhere.