On Saturday, April 25th, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal. While the damage is still being assessed, thousands of people have been killed or injured. GeoBlue expats in the area who would like to talk to someone from our EAP counseling service should contact us via phone or email.
GeoBlue has dedicated multilingual resources available 24/7 for members in need of medical care and assistance in any of the areas impacted by the earthquake in Nepal.
Please visit the GeoBlue member hub or download the GeoBlue member app to access your global benefits information and self-service member tools.
GeoBlue has confirmed that the following hospitals are operational and experiencing a high volume of patients:
Those currently in Nepal should fully adhere to all government directives under the state of emergency. It should be noted that shelters or other safe locations are at full capacity, and individuals should consider seeking refuge at embassy compounds and related buildings, as many have offered to extend assistance. GeoBlue members in Nepal should be aware of the potential for aftershocks in the immediate-to short-term, which could cause further structural damage.
For assistance regarding U.S. citizens in Nepal, the Department of State has established public emails and hotlines for all inquiries concerning U.S. citizens affected by the earthquake.
U.S. citizens in Nepal who need assistance can contact the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu at +977.1.423.4100.
If you are making an inquiry about a U.S. citizen, please be prepared to provide the following information:
Please visit the following websites to learn about the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Nepal, the US Government response, and how you can help:
We recommend that U.S. citizens be registered with the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), this is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate: https://step.state.gov/step/