Bipolar Disorder Travel Insurance
A person suffering from Bipolar Disorder experiences alternating periods of extreme happiness and sadness, including Anxiety and Depression. These changes in mental health are severe enough to cause problems in the person's day to day life and with their ability to manage relationships and work.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please get a quote for Travel Insurance or call us to discuss your requirements.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Bipolar Disorder Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover Bipolar Disorder, you will be asked a number of questions.
- Have you had a compulsory hospital admission for treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the last 10 years ?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for this condition in the last 2 years ?
- Are you currently being treated for depression ?
- Have you been taking medication for this condition throughout the last two years ?
- Has this condition ever caused you to cancel a planned trip ?
Causes of Bipolar Disorder
There is not a definitive answer to the question of what causes Bipolar Disorder, but research suggests it may be:
- Due to a problem with the brain system that controls our moods.
- As a result of levels of stress or physical illness.
Travel Advice with Bipolar Disorder
If you suffer from Bipolar Disorder and want to travel, it is important that you first purchase a Travel Insurance policy before you leave the country. Depending on the answer to the medical questions, in most cases a single trip policy is usually the best option to cover Bipolar Disorder.
There are some fundamental things that you will need to consider when seeking to go on your trip with your condition. There are many aspects of travelling that can act as triggers for a depressive episode, including increased stress and disrupted sleep patterns.
When Travelling with Bipolar Disorder
- Make sure that you are on medication that you know works for you.
- It is not a good idea to travel soon after you have changed your medication, as any adverse affects can ruin the holiday.
- Do not travel when you are suffering from erratic moods.
- Carry enough medication with you to last the trips, plus extras in case of emergency / delays.
- Travel with someone that is able to identify any warning signs of an onset of mood change and is able to cope with the situation.
- Keep your medication in your hand luggage.
- Split it between your luggage and that of the person or people you are travelling with in case one bag gets lost.
- Carry a recent prescription and a letter from your doctor detailing your condition.
- Try to cut down on as much stress as possible; plan a relaxing holiday.
- Get as much sleep as possible and try to maintain your regular sleep patterns to a great extent as is possible.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover Bipolar Disorder or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.