The Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the U.S. Department of State, (888) 407-4747 (or from overseas +1 202-501-4444) can assist U.S. citizens who are temporarily destitute abroad because of an unanticipated emergency. If you find yourself in such a situation, here are some options:
Consult the nearest Embassy’s website for a list of hospitals and doctors in your location overseas. Your hotel concierge may also be a good resource. The availability and quality of medical services available can vary greatly depending on your location. Read the Medical Facilities and Health Information section in our country information pages. Review our Medical Insurance page for information about medical coverage abroad, air ambulances, and medical evacuation companies. Limited emergency medical funding assistance may be available on a reimbursable (loan) basis for eligible temporarily destitute U.S. citizens and their qualified dependents. Your U.S. passports will be limited at the time loan funds are issued and in most cases, you will not be issued a new passport until the loan is paid in full.
Contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at (888) 407-4747 or, if dialing from overseas, (202) 647-5225. You can also contact the Consular Section (American Citizens Services Unit) at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. See also the U.S. embassy and consulate contact information in our country information pages.
Destitute U.S. citizens in need of help overseas should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at (888) 407-4747 (or from overseas +1 202-501-4444), for information about other assistance options and eligibility requirements.