Sick and Tired

Everyone expects to get tired on vacation, but no one expects to get sick.  I have experienced this first hand, back in the 80’s when my daughter was a baby.  It was just her and I staying off-property for a night when she came down with an ear infection.  What to do?  I called a cab and was driven to the nearest hospital which was in Sand Lake and spent several hours in an emergency room.  Not a fun way to start a vacation.  This was before the time of urgent care, so things are a lot better now.

For those annoying, but not too serious ailments, the resort gift shop will have some remedies for tummy troubles, headaches, colds and things of that nature.  If your malady will not be cured by any of these, there are several Urgent Care sites nearby that you can visit.  Centracare and Main Street Physicians will even make “house calls” to your resort.     Info courtesy of Brian Bennett at Mouse Planet:

Medical Facilities / Contacts

Contact

Purpose

Phone Number

Buena Vista Walk-In Medical Walk-In Health Services, on SR 535 (407) 828–3434
Care Medical Wheelchairs for Rent (m-f:8:30-5, s,s:9-4)  (800) 741-2282

Centracare

Walk-In Health Services, The Crossroads

(407) 239-7777

Centracare

Walk-In Health Services, Disney Main Gate

(407) 397-7032

Centracare

Walk-In Health Services, Kissimmee

(407) 390-1888

Centracare

Walk-In Health Services, Lake Buena Vista

(407) 934-2273

Centracare

“House Calls” (In-Room Health Services to On-Site WDW Resorts)

(407) 238-3000

Dental Emergency Dental Referral (407) 648–9234
Gooding’s Pharmacy (at the Crossroads) Prescriptions Filled for Your Pick-Up (407) 827–1207
Mediclinic Walk-In Health Services, on SR 192, Just East of I-4 (407) 396–1195

Main Street Physicians

“House Calls” (In-Room Health Services to On-Site WDW Resorts), Prescription referrals

(407) 239-1195,

(407) 396-1195

Sandlake Hospital

Full Service Hospital including Emergency Services

(407) 351-8550

Turner Drugs

Prescriptions filled and delivered to all WDW Resorts

(407) 828-8125

If you should require medical attention while at the parks, below is a listing of the locations of the First Aid Stations.  (from the Walt Disney World website:)

First aid stations are available in each Theme Park and Water Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Please immediately contact a Cast Member if you have an emergency.

Magic Kingdom Theme Park
The first aid station in Magic Kingdom theme park is located next to The Crystal Palace restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A.

Epcot Theme Park
The first aid station in Epcot theme park is at the Odyssey Center.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park
The first aid station in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park is located near Guest Services on Hollywood Boulevard.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
The first aid station in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is located behind Creature Comforts in Discovery Island.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
The first aid station in Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is located behind Leaning Palms.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
The first aid station in Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is between Lottawatta Lodge and Beach Haus.

Downtown Disney Area
There is no first aid station at Downtown Disney. Please immediately contact a Cast Member if you have an emergency.

I wish everyone a healthy vacation, but be prepared just in case.

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4 responses to “Sick and Tired

  1. wdwalone

    I’ve been sick on Disney vacations too many times. It is no fun at all, but this is a great post with lots of god information!

    • wdwalone

      That would be good information 🙂

      • A friend of mine is there right now with a sick child and I pointed her in the direction of my blog. This was good information, I thought, since I was not aware of all the healthcare options available. I particularly like the ones that will make “house calls”.

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