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 Baffin’s manager.
  • 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 Baffin and all 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. (amauti, baby clothes, 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.