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Convenient, Must-Have Apps for Healthcare Travelers

Jan 4, 2023 | Travel Nursing

 

 

Before you take off on your next big adventure, set yourself up for success by downloading the best mobile apps of 2023 for healthcare travelers! As we know, smartphones are the go-to resource for browsing and booking travel-related needs in today’s mobile-first world. And the good news is, travelers have millions of apps to choose from. Simplify the hassle of traveling with LRS Healthcare’s favorite apps that help you save money, prepare for an upcoming travel assignment, or find activities to do in your new city. Whatever you fancy, we’ve got you covered. Ready to make the most of your next travel assignment?

 

Travel & Housing Apps

Travel:

LRS Connect

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

It’s time to go mobile with the latest evolution of LRS Connect, the LRS Connect App! Our wonderful caregivers can now access the portal anywhere and at any time simply by downloading the app via the App Store or Google Play.

To ensure our caregivers receive the best onboarding process possible, we have adapted our current online portal to a native app allowing for an even easier and more secure user experience. Download the app to get started!

 

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Hopper

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

With Hopper, booking travel has never been so effortless and affordable. Hopper uses an algorithm to help find the cheapest and most flexible options for flights, hotels, and rental cars. Not only does the app offer exclusive discounts, and the ability to “freeze” prices, but it has a 95% accuracy in price predictions for future flights and hotels. It’s a handy mobile app, to say the least. Use Hopper to determine when airline and hotel prices will change and will notify you when it’s the best time to purchase. Book everything from airline tickets to hotels and rental cars all within the app.

PackPoint

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: The Basic Plan is free. Upgrade to PackPoint Premium to access more perks for $2.99.

Tired of forgetting to pack essential items for your assignment? No worries, PackPoint has your back! Simply select your location and duration, determine which activities you will be participating in while there, and weather. PackPoint will take it from there a build you a custom packing list.

Want to take your packing to the next level? With the purchase of a Premium membership, you can connect another useful app, TripIt (free or $49 annually for TripIt Pro) to your PackPoint account. Forward your confirmation emails and TripIt will automatically create a travel itinerary and help you navigate your way around.

Why take advantage of PackPoint Premium? Connect to TripIt, customize and share your packing list to ensure that you are well-equipped and ready to take on your upcoming travel assignment.

Housing:

Airbnb

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

Whether you are looking for your next home away from home while on assignment or seeking a weekend getaway, you need Airbnb. Discover millions of rental spaces all over the country to find the temporary living space of your dreams. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, you’re in smooth sailing. Within the app, you can chat with the host, check in with the arrival guide, and find nearby activities.

If you’re seeking extra income while on a travel assignment, you may want to consider listing your home space. The best part? It can all be handled directly through their mobile app.

TripAdvisor

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: The Basic Plan is free. Try the Plus account ($99/year) risk-free for 90 days.

Planning trips or travel assignments can be difficult and time-consuming, which is precisely why TripAdvisor was created. TripAdvisor is one of the largest travel guidance platforms that makes the planning process of your adventure a breeze. Take advantage of everything the app offers, such as booking flights and hotels, renting houses, finding restaurants, or activity suggestions. The best part? You have access to reviews and recommendations from previous travelers and can even share your own. Make the most of your next travel assignment or trip with TripAdvisor!

 

Navigation Apps

Roadtrippers

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: The Basic Plan is free. Try Roadtrippers Plus for $29.99/year.

If you prefer to make a road trip out of your assignment, this app is a must! Roadtrippers is known as the world’s #1 planning tool for your trek. Plan your road trip with the route planner and even turn your road trip into an adventure! Roadtrippers has millions of sights, attractions, gas stations, and more, so you can find the perfect pit stops to enhance the trip. Download the app to see where your next road trip may take you!

AllTrails

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: The basic plan is free. Pro options are available: Annual Plan is $2.50/month-billed once at, $29.99 Three-Year Plan is $1.67/month-billed once, at $59.99—Cancel anytime within 30 days for a full refund.

Finding your next adventure has never been so easy! With AllTrails, you can embrace your inner nature-lover with access to 200,000+ trails across the globe. The app has options for every adventurer, whether that means a hike, trail run, mountain biking adventure, dog-friendly trail, or something else.

Once you’ve picked a trail, the app will navigate your every step while tracking your distance so you can share. With AllTrails you have everything you need to hit the trails and explore your next assignment location. Ready to put the app to the test? Check out The Healthcare Traveler’s Guide to Hiking.

 

Budget-friendly Apps

Upside

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

Do you want to earn cashback on daily necessities? Try Upside to start saving up to $0.25/gallon on gas! Earn cash back every time you fill up your gas tank, grocery shop, or even dine at restaurants! There are over 30,000 businesses nationwide that provide offers at locations near you.

The catch? There is none! Upside is completely free and easy to use. Just download the app and then link a debit or credit card of your choice. Once you claim an offer and submit a receipt, you’ll be on your way to earning cashback on everyday errands. All earned cashback can be cashed out in PayPal or redeemed as one of the provided gift card options. Be sure to take advantage of the great referral program as well. Share your code with friends for extra cashback, who doesn’t love that?

Cam Scanner

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: The Basic Account is free. Upgrade to a Premium Account for $4.99/month to access 20+ additional privileges.

Gone are the days of having to upload a scanned document, ID, receipt, or contract while on a travel assignment by a scanner. Why? The Cam Scanner mobile app! The app turns your phone into an ultra-fast and portable scanner, making it even easier to upload your personal and professional information to LRS Connect! Scan any document, edit, save, and share it in various formats. This app is not only helpful for healthcare travelers but can help eliminate the need for a scanner!

Mint

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

Managing finances is difficult enough and can be even more challenging for healthcare travelers who are constantly on the go. That is precisely why this app is a must! Mint handles everything from creating budgets, managing subscriptions, and tracking expenses along with investments and loans. The options are endless! Something unique about the app is “mintsights, which helps you save more, stay on track with your financial goals, and pay off any debt. Manage all your finances in one place with Mint.

 

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Self-Care & Social Life Apps

Fitness:

Mindbody

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Cost: Free

Calling all self-care gurus! Mindbody is for anyone that’s looking to maintain their current lifestyle no matter where their travel assignment takes them! Whatever you fancy, Mindbody has it all, just add your city and start browsing! The app has everything to help you unwind and keep up with your personal goals. Whether that’s suggestions for local fitness classes, wellness spas, or beauty treatments. Mindbody is targeted toward those in more populated cities looking to indulge in wellness with no boundaries. Shy about trying something new? No worries! Users can view reviews, locate the best deals, and more!

Nike Training Club

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Current offer: Free

The Nike Training Club (NTC) app brings fitness to your fingertips. Take advantage of workouts and wellness that fit your busy lifestyle. Access hundreds of workouts (cardio, yoga, and more), get expert advice on nutrition and wellness, and set goals and workout reminders. Work out where and when you want with NTC.

Mental Health:

Talkspace

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Current offer: Coverage varies by insurance

Traveling and working within the healthcare industry in general can be overwhelming at times and may require some adjustment. However you feel about the process, we want you to know that there’s no need to go through it alone. With Talkspace, you can access insurance-covered therapy and medication management all in one place. Get connected with a provider that’s available 24/7 to chat and has the experience that matches your needs. Mental wellness never has to take the backseat with Talkspace.

Headspace

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Current offer: Pay monthly for $12.99/ month or pay annually for $5.83/month. Not sure if you’re ready to commit? Take advantage of their free trial.

Whatever your overall well-being needs, Headspace is here for you. Create healthy habits, unwind with meditation, practice mindfulness, and browse helpful articles all within the mobile app. So, be selfish and invest in yourself with Headspace.

Social:

Meetup

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Current offer: The Basic account is free. Meetup Pro provides additional benefits for $23.99/month or, a 6-month subscription plan at $16.49/month ($98.94 total).

We know that picking up and moving from assignment to assignment can be stressful and lonely, but it doesn’t have to. Introducing the Meetup app! Meetup is a great resource for when you’re ready to explore your new city and build relationships. The platform is designed to build a community of individuals and connect them with others that have similar interests, network, grow a business, learn, etc. Meetup is a great option for those looking to get outside of their comfort zones and soak up everything their new city has to offer.

Yelp

Compatibility: iOS and Android devices

Current offer: Free

Tired of the question, “where should we eat”? Yelp is the solution to all your problems! Why Yelp? The app provides you with recommendations for local businesses along with genuine reviews from users just like yourself. Live like a local by checking out the best of the best when it comes to local restaurants, shopping, home and auto services, and more! In a time crunch? Yelp even allows you to book an appointment or reservation because let’s face it, after a long shift, the last thing you want to do is wait.

 

Eliminate the stress behind planning your next travel assignment with our favorite travel healthcare mobile apps for 2023! Get started by downloading the apps listed that catch your eye and then create accounts where necessary! Soon you’ll be ready to take on your endeavors with all of the backup that you may need. Don’t forget to share these apps with healthcare travelers just like you! If you’re ready to apply for your next adventure and put these apps to the test, click here.

 

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