American Citizen Services has compiled a list of medical facilities, most with English-speaking staff.
This list includes providers only in the New Delhi Consular District. The New Delhi Consular District includes Delhi, Chandigarh and the states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Some of the medicines that are highly recommended on travel to India
- Alka Seltzer
Medicines that you can get over the counter at the Indian pharmacy/chemists shop:
Take precaution if you eat at road-side stalls or at low-end restaurants. Request the server to get your silverware rinsed in boiling water even if you have to pay extra. Milk and milk products, spices and water are known to upset stomach.
Use bottled water only and that too from reputed shops. With poor outdoor air-quality in Delhi, especially from April to August, breathing-masks are advisable.
Some useful items to carry: Hand Sanitizer lotion, Toilet rolls, and Paper soap
"Getting Screened" (looking for potential health problems before they occur) is one of the top five things you can do to sustain good health and longevity (Eating healthy, Exercise, Positive Thinking and Social Connectivity are the other four).
You will have to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover unforseen medical expenses during your travel. U.S. medical insurance is generally not accepted outside the United States, nor do the Social Security Medicare and Medicaid programs provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside the United States. If your insurance policy does not cover you abroad, it is a good idea to consider purchasing a short-term policy that does. There are health insurance policies designed specifically to cover travel.
One of the best uses you can make of your travel to India is to get a preventive health check-up done at a very meager cost.