Travel insurance suggestions for ileostomy in UK?

Jun 14, 2022 12:03 pm

I have an ileostomy and I'm looking for travel insurance. Can anyone suggest a provider (UK).


Jun 14, 2022 12:26 pm

I don't think a stoma counts as a problem with the best of my knowledge it is not classed as a disability. I am going abroad shortly and I got puffin insurance because I have a number of health problems. Suggest you go on a compare website and see what they come up with and check if you need special insurance for the stoma. Don't pay for expensive if it's not needed. Good luck. Patrick

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Jun 14, 2022 1:14 pm

Hi Neil

I work in a GP surgery and some of my patients have told me they use an insurance group called Insure With. Apparently, they don't charge over the odds for illnesses, chronic diseases, or cancer. Let me know how you get on if you get a quote from them so I can provide feedback to my newer patients, please. XX

Jun 14, 2022 2:23 pm

Hello Neil.

As others have said, I don't think a stoma should make any difference to travel insurance. 

I have mine through my bank and they assured me that it wasn't on any excess list. Of course, it's always best to check with whoever you go with, but be careful if they are wanting to charge you extra. 

Best wishes

and have a good trip.


Jun 14, 2022 3:59 pm
Reply to patrickrichardson1946

Many thanks

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Jun 14, 2022 6:57 pm

With my Irish travel insurance, their biggest concern was when I was last hospitalized. Two years without hospitalization was their requirement. Tell them everything honestly, medicines, other health problems, etc. If not a hospital emergency, you have to call the insurance company (keep their number on speed dial!!) and get their okay or call them as soon as possible if you need a hospital.

I never had to use it, so I got lucky. Best of luck, Neil, Magoo