International SOS

International SOS provides international medical, security, and travel assistance to Princeton faculty, staff, and students.  ISOS is the world's largest medical and security assistance company with more than 3,000 professionals in 24-hour assistance centers, international clinics, and remote-site medical facilities across five continents.  Before you go, it’s a good idea to register with ISOS and to carry your card while traveling. You may print an ISOS card yourself, or pick one up at the Travel Office.

International SOS recommends that in the event of an emergency you contact the closest lead assistance center:

If calling from the US, Mexico, Central or South America:
Philadelphia, PA
24 hours: (215) 942-8226 
Toll free from the US: (800) 523-6586
Toll free from Canada: (800) 441-4767

If calling from Europe, Russia, Africa, or the Middle East:
London, England
24 hours: 44-20-8762-8008

If calling from Asia, Australia or the Pacific Rim:
24 hours: 65-6338-7800

Regarding international health care coverage, all PPPL employees traveling internationally should be aware of the following:

  • Hospitals and physicians require payment in cash or by credit card at the time care is provided
  • PPPL employees are able to seek reimbursement from their insurance carrier when they return to the US
  • Even if PPPL employees seek reimbursement when they return, they need to pay for services out of pocket while they are abroad
  • Purchasing international health care coverage may enable the traveler to obtain medical care, at certain facilities, without large financial outlay prior to treatment.  More information can be found with Princeton University's preferred insurer, HTH Worldwide