Roadside Assistance: Ask A Travel Nurse: Roadside Assistance

Do you have the Luck of the Irish? Find the the hidden shamrocks throughout the site for your chance to win 1 of 7 $100 gift cards!

By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

January 15, 2018



Ask A Travel Nurse: Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance


I’m preparing for my first travel nursing contract and am curious to know if you find roadside assistance programs such as Goog Sam or AAA helpful or necessary?

Marrietta, RN

Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to becoming A Gypsy Nurse.

As a travel nurse, if you choose to drive to your contracts (which many do) you will be spending a significant amount of time on the road away from home.  Likely alone and without a local resource to ‘save’ you if you should happen to break down.  We all take precautions (or should) prior to hitting the road, but there is still a chance of a breakdown or other issue.

I have always carried a roadside assistance plan and I can assure you that it has come in handy on more than one occasion.

  • Have you ever locked your keys in your car?
  • Left the lights on and woke to a dead battery?
  • Ran over something and resulted in a flat tire?

In addition to the ‘break-down assistance, there are other benefits to these organizations such as discounts.

  • Roadside assistance
  • Travel Discounts
  • Trip Interruption Insurance
  • Towing
  • Theft Protection (wish I’d had this a time or two)
  • Emergency Medical Referral
  • …..and many more!

Travel ON…..

I hope that this has addressed your question.

I love hearing the opinions of my readers.  Your opinion could be the perfect solution for someone.  Please share your thoughts below in the comments.

Do you have tips for travel nurses regarding roadside assistance and traveling to your next assignment? Comment them below if you would like to share them with your fellow travel nurses.

Join The Gypsy Nurse Nation

Discover new travel nurse jobs, subscribe to customized job alerts and unlock unlimited resources for FREE.

Since just recently joining the gypsy nurse, I have had so many questions answered about the world of travel nursing. This has been an excellent resource!
—Meagan L. | Cath Lab