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Locum Tenens Travel

EVERYTHING PHYSICIANS, NPs, PAs, DENTISTS AND CRNAs NEED TO KNOW

Traveling Physician

Work Anywhere, Any Time

With locum tenens through Barton Associates


Barton Associates' in-house travel department handles all the flights, rental cars, lodging and other travel accommodations you need to be successful on your locum tenens assignment. 

We know the ability to travel and see new destinations is a major reason our healthcare professionals choose a locum lifestyle. We'll get to know your preferences and handle the planning, so you can focus on what you do best — providing compassionate care.

Travel Tips and Advice

FOR LOCUM TENENS PROVIDERS

  • TRAVEL LIKE A PRO ON YOUR NEXT LOCUM TENENS ASSIGNMENT
    One of the most popular reasons healthcare providers choose to do locum tenens work is the ability to travel. In a recent industry poll, almost 40 percent of providers cited travel opportunities as the reason they chose this career path. 
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  • BEST REWARD TRAVEL PROGRAMS FOR LOCUM TENENS PROVIDERS
    If you spend a lot of time traveling for business, it makes sense to enroll in a rewards program that allow you to earn certain perks. When it comes to choosing rewards programs, there are many things to consider.
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  • RENTAL CARS FOR LOCUM TENENS PROVIDERS: THE BASICS
    Here are some tips and tricks for some of your most common queries that will help you next time you rent a car!
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  • HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT
    One of the greatest concerns that many of my providers have about traveling is how they will maintain their healthy lifestyle while on assignment. Whether your assignment is for one shift or several months, here are a couple of easy ways to make sure you stay healthy while on an assignment with Barton Associates.
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  • ESSENTIAL FREE APPS FOR LOCUM TENENS TRAVELERS
    The Google Play Store and The Apple App Store are flooded with apps, and many of them can be useful to a locum on assignment or any other business traveler. Here you will find a list of free apps that will not only help you decide on what to pack, but will make you feel like a local when you are on unfamiliar turf.
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  • TRAVELING WITH PETS ON YOUR LOCUMS ASSIGNMENTS
    Traveling with pets has some great benefits. They can make you feel safe and comfortable in an area that you may not be extremely familiar with. They also work on a schedule, just like humans, which gives you a routine outside of work. And don’t forget the most obvious: They get to be with you instead of a sitter. It’s awesome to be able to bring your furry friend along, but there are some things to be aware of when making your travel plans.
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FAQ

Answers to our most common travel questions

  • I just took an assignment, what happens next?
    First of all, congratulations! Second, we understand you probably have a lot of questions about your travel schedule. When you book an assignment, your recruiter will contact you to discuss your travel preferences. Whether you prefer the aisle seat on flights or staying in a particular hotel because they have the best pillows, Barton Associates takes care of all your travel requests and accommodations to set you up for a successful assignment. Our travel department will send you options for flights and lodging for you to select from. Once you've decided, a confirmation email will be sent directly to you, detailing your itinerary.
  • How do I check into my flight once I've received my travel confirmation?
    Once you receive your confirmed itinerary, you can check in for your flight just as you would for a personal trip. A day before take-off, visit the airline’s website and enter your flight information to check in for your flight. Once you've checked in, you'll be able to select preferred seats and add applicable upgrades.
  • Does Barton Associates pay for my baggage fees?
    Yes, Barton Associates will reimburse you for any baggage fees as long as a receipt is provided. Baggage can be paid for when you check in for your flight, either at the airport or online 24-hours before your departure.
  • Can I get a hotel room with a kitchenette in it?
    We will always do our best to book your preferred room type. Some hotels classify a kitchenette as a room with a wet bar, mini fridge, and microwave. Others have full kitchens with stove tops, full-size fridges, a dishwasher, and a sink.
  • Is insurance included with my rental car?
    A loss damage waiver (LDW) and comprehensive liability insurance are included with all car rentals made for locum tenens providers working with Barton Associates. The locum will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the rented vehicle, including damage due to theft, collision, or vandalism. Renters are provided protection in the event of bodily damage up to a limit of $100,000 for each person, $300,000 for each accident, and up to $25,000 to cover any resulting property damage.
  • Who do I contact if I have a travel emergency at night or on the weekend?
    As part of our commitment to making travel easy and hassle-free, Barton Associates has a 24-hour support line to accommodate your needs. This service is available to provide assistance with existing reservations, or to book a new reservation should the need arise. Contact our Barton travel representatives at: (800) 957-5918.
  • Can I bring my pet/support animal with me on my assignment?
    Barton Associates will do everything possible to make accommodations for our locums who desire to travel with their animal companions. In most areas of the country, there are pet-friendly hotels which cater to individuals with pets and their unique needs. It is important to note that most pet-friendly hotels charge a fee, which the locum will be held responsible for.
  • Is my hotel reservation prepaid?
    When Barton Associates makes a hotel reservation, the hotel will have the company credit card on file prior to your arrival. While Barton Associates pays for the hotel room and tax, the locum is responsible for any incidental charges that are incurred during their stay. For this reason, most hotels will ask for the locums’ personal credit card at the time of check in. The locums’ credit card will only be charged if there are any incidental charges levied.
  • Can I use my rewards numbers on my trips for Barton Associates?
    Unlike some other locums tenens companies, Barton Associates is more than happy to add any and all hotel or airlines rewards numbers to your reservations. Give us your credentials one time, and we'll add them to your personal travel profile for future use. Some rental car rewards programs may not be compatible with Barton's travel platform, but all other rewards programs are easy to add to your assignments.
  • Can I get an upgraded rental car for my assignment?
    If you enroll in Avis Preferred program, you will be eligible for rental car upgrades as a program perk.