When Anders Esper Larsen, who works at Bupa International’s Medical Centre in Copenhagen, received a distress call from a customer half-way down Mount Everest, he knew it wasn’t going to be a normal day.

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The expedition leader had fallen over 200m down the mountain. Suffering from exhaustion and fatigue, the climber was unable to make it back down to basecamp. Because the climber was covered by Bupa, Anders was able to arrange an emergency evacuation from the mountainside and a subsequent brain scan at a specialist hospital in Kathmandu.

Obviously it’s not just climbers scaling Everest who need to think about health insurance. If you’re moving or live overseas, international health insurance means that you don’t get caught out by costly hospital bills should the worst occur. Whether it’s a broken bone or back pain or treatment for cancer; international health insurance from Bupa will make the experience as worry-free as possible.

Bupa International has been helping people with their health insurance needs since 1971. We look after people in 190 countries, who place their health in our hands.
We offer the reassurance that comes from being a leading specialist in international health insurance. For example, we offer:

  • an independent network of over 7,500 hospitals and clinics worldwide
  • help with locating a suitable hospital close to you via Facilities Finder
  • a wealth of local knowledge and medical expertise on hand, 24 hours a day
  • a 24-hour telephone helpline with multi-lingual medically trained staff
  • For more information visit www.bupa-intl.com, or call +44 (0) 01273 718461

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