Medical needs for a vacation are largely in the “prepare for an emergency” and/or maintenance prescriptions for ongoing conditions categories. In addition to prepping for emergencies, living overseas means dealing with the day-to-day medical issues that revolve around kids.

That said, much of what we said earlier about health and medical issues overseas applies equally to traveling abroad and living abroad. If you haven't had a chance yet to review those pages, particularly what we have to say about insurance, its probably best to start there, and then return to this page.

Otherwise, let's get started on additional health and medical issues that apply more to living abroad than for simple visits.