Let’s face it, when we’re planning a trip to the most magical place on earth, we rarely think about things like getting ill or having an accident that might require medical care. However, it is one of those situations that may occur and where it certainly pays to be prepared. So, whether its motion sickness, a pounding headache, cut or scrape or the onset of a cold, Disney’s First Aid Centers should be your first stop if you are feeling under the weather while at the parks. You can find these centers at the following locations:
- Magic Kingdom – Tucked between Crystal Palace and Casey’s Corner.
- Epcot – There’s a building between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion
- Hollywood Studios – Located near the Main Entrance by Guest Services
- Animal Kingdom – As you are leaving the Discovery Island section of the park and heading over to Africa.
- Blizzard Beach – Near Lottawatta Lodge Restaurant
- Typhoon Lagoon – Near Leaning Palms Restaurant
First Aid Centres are presented by Florida Hospital and feature all of the services you’d expect at a triage. They also offer comfortable waiting rooms which offer refuge from the Florida heat while you wait to be seen.
The nurses on hand will be able to provide support for a variety of minor ailments from bloody noses to bumps and scrapes. Larger doses of over the counter medications are also available for purchase at the theme parks to see you through the duration of your Disney day. First Aid centers can also store medications which require refrigeration. For your safety, special containers can be provided for disposal of hypodermic needles.
What happens if I need urgent medical care? Disney works in partnership with Florida Hospital Centra Care Urgent Care Centres. The Centres are open from 8am to midnight Monday- Friday or 8:00am – 8pm on Saturday and Sunday and are located just outside of Disney Springs. Complimentary transportation is provided from your Walt Disney World Resort and they accept most insurance types. If you want to get in touch with them directly the number is 407.934.2273.
If you’re at your resort, the Medical Concierge can also be contacted by your resort front desk and provides a range of services from urgent care in the comfort of visitor’s hotel rooms, same-day dentist and specialist appointments, private clinics, and a mobile pharmacy for prescriptions or forgotten medications. To schedule an appointment with a medical professional, contact the front desk of your hotel or dial 1-855-932-5252 and request The Medical Concierge. In-room medical services are also available at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Simply touch “Front Desk” from your in-room phone for assistance, 24 hours a day.
What if I need to get medication in a hurry? Whether you forgot to pack your pills, misplaced your medication or are running a bit short in addition to the services outlined above, Turner Drugs Tourist Prescription Service works closely with Walt Disney World. They are a full pharmacy and retail store and offer same day delivery of your medications directly to your resort for you. They only take cash or credit card but they will provide you with the paperwork to send on to your insurance company for coverage. They are one of Disney’s Preferred Providers so there’s peace of mind in knowing that you are working with a reputable company. They can be reached at 407.828.8125.
Guests should always remember that in the event of serious emergencies whether within the parks, at the resort or anywhere on Walt Disney World property, 911 should be called immediately.
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