It is highly recommended to get Travel Medical Insurance whenever you travel abroad. In Chile you may hire the services of International Companies specialized in this area.
If you need a health insurance, you may contact:
AIG ASSIT (56-02) 639-9011
ASSIST CARD (56-02) 639-2061/ 633-3120
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE -CORIS (56-02) 235-4005
UNIVERSAL ASSISTANCE (56-02) 204-6000
WOT ASSISTANCE CHILE (56-02) 334-4910
Stomach upsets are the most frequent health hazard for the traveler. This is why we recommend drinking bottled water and being very careful what you eat, since differences in seasoning and unaccustomed dressings may cause you problems.
If the Chilean altiplano
(high plateau) is on your itinerary,
take precautions against the altitude sickness that tends to affect
low plains dwellers. Its characteristic symptoms are headaches,
nausea, physical weakness and difficulty in breathing due to the
reduction in atmospheric oxygen.