Travelling as a CHD patient.

Having a congenital heart condition doesn’t mean you can’t travel, but it may require a bit of planning.

One aspect that can prove tricky is getting the right insurance in place.

It is essential to have travel insurance if you travel abroad. So make sure you can get this before you book.

Allow plenty of time to sort out travel insurance as it might take longer than usual if your insurer asks for further information about your heart condition.

Travel insurance can be quite expensive, so it’s worth shopping around for the best deal. But don’t be deterred; it’s not worth taking the risk.

Our free helpline offers suggestions of companies who provide suitable insurance for CHD patients.

At The Somerville Foundation, we support you through life’s practical challenges, and help you to live as normally as possible.

Call our free heart helpline for confidential heart to heart support.


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With your help, we’ve helped fund new and improved treatments for congenital heart disease. we opened the UK’s first dedicated Congenital Heart Research Centre. we’ve organised receptions at the House of Lords and House of Commons, a film première, concerts, parachute jumps, marathon runs, annual sponsored walks and masquerade balls. we ensure that adult CHD patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are fully supported throughout their lives. we’ve staged annual conferences, regional patient information days and workshops throughout the UK. we’ve published a range of leaflets for CHD patients on a wide-range of topics. we’ve launched a Freephone patient helpline to provide practical advice, a listening ear, and emotional reassurance at times of stress. we’ve created online networks where congenital heart patients can connect with each other. we successfully applied for a Comic Relief grant to help develop mental health support services. we’ve contributed to adult congenital heart disease nurse training days and taken part in various study days and conferences for medical and health professionals. we’ve established a benevolent fund for members who are in financial hardship. we’ve organised residential weekends and outward bound holidays for teenagers and adults, providing congenital heart patients with the opportunity to meet and gain support from each other.

Just think what else we could do if you donate, fundraise or volunteer for us.

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