I have a problem at the moment with this issue. Myself, my sister and my 11 year old son are travelling to Phuket in October.
My 11 year old has two pre-existing conditions.
One is hydrocephalus(excess fluid on the brain, for which he has two shunts), the other is a cyst in the spinal cord for which he also has a shunt. Insurance company quoted cover for the first one but not the second one.
My son is a bit unstable at the moment medically due to the cyst in his spinal cord so I am quite worried that if something happens due to this reason before we go or while we are away we won't be covered.
Don't have insurance as yet.
Rang my private health insurance provider and was told they don't cover either condition.
Will a travel agent change dates of flights and accom if needed?
He will be having MRI scans of the brain and spinal cord 1 month before we go.
Neurosurgeon is also issuing us with the name of a Neurosurgeon in Thailand and a copy on disc of his most current scans, just in case.
Anyone have any advice?