What to Bring with you when you are traveling to Ottawa for Medical Care
- Personal Identification that will allow you and your escort to pass through airport security. This is very important at the Ottawa airport.
- YOUR CURRENT NUNAVUT HEALTH INSURANCE CARD
- Any appointment information given to you by staff in the north.
- Any written notes, laboratory reports or x-rays given to you by the staff in Nunavut for the doctor in Ottawa to see.
- Your evacuation papers (brown envelope) with the following:
- A list of your allergies
- A list of all current medications
- A list of your immunization status including TB history
- Information on any new health problems
- ONE MONTH SUPPLY OF ALL THE MEDICINES THAT YOU AND YOUR ESCORT TAKE AT HOME
- ONE MONTH SUPPLY OF ANY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT- STOMA SUPPLIES, DRESSING SUPPLIES, FEEDING BAGS AND TUBES, DIAPERS, ETC.
- Bring extra money, but be careful to keep it in a safe place. If you are worried about how to keep it safe, talk to Larga’s managers.
- Crafts, sewing and reading material since you often end up waiting for a long time to see the doctor.
- Personal clothes and toilet items.
- Larga and all the hotels provide towels
- Remember in the summer it gets very hot and humid in Ottawa. Cool clothes, a sun hat, sun glasses and some sunscreen are important.
- For babies- do not forget strollers, diapers, clothes and baby bottles.
- For pregnant mothers- do not forget the things you and your new baby will need. (your amauti, baby clothes, some diapers, sanitary napkins, etc). You may not have time to go shopping before the baby arrives.
- A list of phones numbers for friends and family that you may want to talk to in the north or in Ottawa.
REMEMBER WEATHER CAN CHANGE TRAVEL PLANS SO BE PREPARED – take all your pills, some medical supplies, some baby food and diapers on the plane. Do not check these things in your bags.