Comprehensive Membership


Comprehensive membership combines the medical and security programmes offered by Control Risks and International SOS to provide your travellers and expatriates with access to global medical and security advice, assistance and evacuation services 24/7.

Membership comprises:

Pre-travel preparation

Members simply need to call us, use our BlackBerry Members' app or log into our members-only website to access essential medical, personal safety and travel security information. The service includes personal consultation and access to:

  • Email Alerts: automated medical and security information emailed to members when critical advice changes
  • Country Guides: online medical and travel information for hundreds of countries
  • Travel Security Online: comprehensive travel and security information, including risk ratings on 220 countries and 330 cities

Assistance abroad

While traveling abroad, we can:

  • provide 24/7 medical and security information, advice and reassurance
  • give access to International SOS clinics with world-class facilities and medical care in developing markets
  • organise medication and equipment supplies
  • help your employees with their travel plans - from extending a visa to getting further vaccinations, replacing lost credit cards or referring them to a lawyer or interpreter
  • provide access to security experts who can provide advice during a developing crisis

Help in an emergency

If your employees need emergency medical or security assistance, we can:

  • deploy an ambulance and make arrangements to take them to the nearest hospital or clinic
  • monitor their condition to ensure appropriate medical care
  • evacuate them to a centre of medical excellence or repatriate them
  • coordinate travel arrangements for the patient's family members
  • set up communications between your head office and evacuees
  • activate our incident management resources and on-the-ground security teams
  • provide security referrals, advice and coordination
  • manage an individual or mass evacuation
  • coordinate post-incident debriefings and arrange for counseling


See Also

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  • Turkey Security Outlook

    With Turkey the victim of a series of deadly bomb attacks, it now presents a new security environment. In this Control Risks podcast, David Lea and Ali Sokmen discuss the risks to businesses and their employees.

  • Work permit role play, Russian style

    Applying for a work permit anywhere in the world is a tricky business. Control Risks’ Russia Director, Tim Stanley, discovers what’s required in Moscow.