Emergencies

Teacher Candidate’s travel and medical safety is a priority during an international CFE.  If a teacher candidate, faculty adviser, or personnel from the Teacher Education Office feel that the safety or health of a teacher candidate is at risk or has been compromised, the teacher candidate should be instructed to:

For TRAVEL emergencies

  1. Contact International SOS to make informed travel decisions (phone +1 215 942 8478, membership number 27AYCA486500)
  2. Contact UBC’s Go Global (Laurinda Tracey – +1 604 822-6148 (M – F 8:30 am 4:30 PM PST) or safety.abroad@ubc.ca (outside office hours).
  3. Contact the international Community Field Experience co-coordinator, Keith McPherson  604-822-5069 (M – F 8:30 am 4:30 PM PST) or keith.mcpherson@ubc.ca  (outside office hours)

(See Go Global SOS reference materials: http://safetyabroad.ubc.ca/ )

For MEDICAL emergencies

  1. If the teacher candidate is experiencing an acute illness of accidental injury that requires treatment by a doctor, teacher candidates are required to contact their travel medical insurance provider.Most UBC teacher candidates  are covered by Blue Cross.  UBC teacher candidates are required to contact Medi-Assist toll-free at 1-888-699-9333 or collect at 0-604-419-4487 prior to seeking medical treatment so Blue Cross can assess the teacher candidates situation, help them locate a suitable provider in their area, and open a medical case to monitor the teacher candidate’s care.
  2. For preventative or emergency medical inquiries, contact International SOS to make informed decisions (phone +1 215 942 8478, membership number 27AYCA486500)

(For more detailed information see Blue Cross Travel Heath Passport: http://www.studentcare.ca/RTEContent/Document/EN/Travel_Documents/Travel_Health_Passport_043979.pdf)