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Experience with a doctor in DLP

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vuk

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Experience with a doctor in DLP
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:51:03 PM »
Hello. It is possible to visit a doctor in DLP? Where to find him, and what diseases I can go, please?

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 06:42:45 PM »
They have like, a little hospital there.
It's situated next to Plaza Inn.

I've heard sometimes they are very strict, so I'm not really sure.

But I've visited twice last year in a period of 2 weeks (during Halloween trip, and 2 weeks later duing Xmas trip).
I ended up there with panic attacks, and everyone there was extremely sweet, trying to calm me down to make me feel better again.
First time I was in there for about 2-2,5 hours, and they didn't try to get rid of me either, they just let me recover on my own pase.

I thought it was really great.

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 07:46:50 PM »
This is good to know. When I went in 2013 I was really ill, just wanted to fly home to be honest but I stuck it out because I didn't want to leave DLP to find a doctor- it turned out to be glandular fever & infection in my sinuses when I returned home, then I fell at New Year on the ice on one of the rides & I so could have done to see a doctor.


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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 08:20:28 PM »
Thank you for responses!

Plazza Inn is Plazza Garden restaurant?

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 08:32:22 PM »
Yes, haha, sorry, I'm planning my DLR trip, and its Plaza Inn over there.

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 09:09:44 PM »
Yes, haha, sorry, I'm planning my DLR trip, and its Plaza Inn over there.

My english is not good so i dont understand :D

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 09:19:09 PM »
Plazza Gardens is in Disneyland Paris so doctors is next to that.

Plazza Inn is in another Disney resort.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2015, 12:32:01 PM »
Plazza Gardens is in Disneyland Paris so doctors is next to that.

Plazza Inn is in another Disney resort.

Hope this helps.

Yes, thank you!  ;)

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2015, 07:18:24 PM »
This is so good to know! I never even thought Disney would have a Doctor in the park.
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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 10:21:19 PM »
If you get ill during park opening hours, you can simply go to first aid.
The nurses there are trauma nurses, so they'll be able to patch up a LOT.
If its something they can't deal with, they'll get a doctor in.
I'm not sure whether they have a doctor there on permanence, but I once went in with a bad asthma attack, and due to my heart problems, they called in a specialist from the nearby hospital.

I've ended up there with asthma attacks twice, a busted knee (from a fall), food poisoning and a cut on a finger, and every time I received A+ care, they never tried to fob me off or rush me out and they were friendly and competent.
Oh and as a bonus: care is free. In my case they even sent a little report to my GP, who was shocked, because apparently it's hell to get a report off a specialist, but Disney does it promptly if you can provide them GP information.
And if you don't speak French, they'll get someone in that does (or so I hear, because I do speak enough French to explain my medical issues).

From what I gather, if you stay on site, and get ill outside park hours, when obviously first aid is closed, you need to contact reception, and they'll make sure you can see a doctor.
Mind you, that care probably is NOT free, so make sure to sort out European health insurance or a travel insurance that covers possible health issues.


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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 12:25:42 PM »
Just as a quick random question... anyone know if those little EU medical cards are still in use? I have insurance anyway but I found it my box of travel things and wondered what on earth it's for and whether I need to bother keeping it?!
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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2015, 12:29:59 PM »
Just as a quick random question... anyone know if those little EU medical cards are still in use? I have insurance anyway but I found it my box of travel things and wondered what on earth it's for and whether I need to bother keeping it?!

Is this the EHIC card? Then yes, still in use & need it with you. My niece took ill in Spain in August & they took that number down & we didn't have to pay for her treatment. It will have an expiry date on so will need renewing if expired.
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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 01:37:25 PM »
Yes its the EHIC card. I rarely holiday in Europe apart from Disneyland so I hadn't even thought about it until yesterday! Better pack it then just as a precaution. Thanks Zee79!!
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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2015, 08:30:50 AM »
Hello. It is possible to visit a doctor in DLP? Where to find him, and what diseases I can go, please?

There is a medical post next to the Plaza Restaurant, and if needed they'll take you to a nearby hospital outside the park. I got to experience this first hand last year as I managed to rip my head open on a sign in the park and needed stitches. :)
The doctor was friendly, and professional as you'd expect. Disney staff was also very helpful. :)

Hospital Staff was also quick and courteous, they even have English speaking doctors on staff. The downside, waiting times can be atrocious depending on how busy it is. I lost about 5 hours or so to my little medical incident, most of which was waiting at the hospital.

Also, if you have a medical emergency, hotel staff will do a conference call with you and emergency services and get the emergency doctor in if needed. Also something I made use of last year. ;)
The doctor was a nice man, and spoke surprisingly good English for a Frenchman. ;D
There's a 90 call-out fee, but your insurance should refund that afterwards.
You do need to pay the doctor on the spot, I did it through the hotel reception at 6 in the morning. :)

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Re: Experience with a doctor in DLP
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2015, 08:39:38 AM »
My father in law collapsed this year whilst staying at Sequoia Lodge (It was during the heat wave in July) HE was taken to the local hospital where he stayed for 4 days. The staff at the hotel could not be faulted. We came home leaving my mother in law there. She was given a Golden Forest Room for her extended stay and shuttled to and from the hotel  and hospital by the duty manager. The hospital and its staff were also superb.

MY wife had to call out the doctor whilst at the DLH due to an ear infection. A fire and rescue member came first to assess the condition and called for a local doctor. After about an hour the doc came and everything was sorted.

Both experiences were handled swiftly and with professionalism
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