Whether it's obtaining proper vaccinations for a trip, finding an English-speaking doctor in a foreign country or getting a medical evacuation home, a number of resources exist to help travelers. Among them:

Access America, 800-851-2800 or 800-228-2028, ext. 26. Run by Blue Cross-Blue Shield, provides special health insurance for travelers.

Assist Card Corporation of America, 347 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016, 800-221-4564. Medical assistance, evacuation and other services for travelers.

Europ Assistance, Suite 617, 1333 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, 466-2919, 800-821-2828. Medical and other coverage for travelers abroad.

HealthCare Abroad, Suite 923, 1511 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. 800-336-3310. In Virginia call collect: (703) 790-5655. Health insurance, medical evacuation and other coverage for travelers.

NEAR Inc. 1900 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73127 800-654-6700. Medical and other coverage for international and domestic travelers.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT), 736 Center St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092, or call: (716) 754-4883. Provides worldwide directory of English-speaking doctors -- 90 percent of whom were trained in North America and Britain -- who agree to a standard set of fees for services. Other international information available on malaria, immunizations and weather. Services are free, but donations are requested.

Intermedic, 777 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017, (212) 486-8900. Provides listing of physicians, fees and services, $6 for single person, $10 for families.

International Health Service, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, 625-7379. For immunizations and for medical treatment before and after trips abroad.

Overseas Citizens' Emergency Center, run by the State Department, 632-5225, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. At other times, 634-3600. Ask operator for the Citizens' Emergency Center officer on duty.

Traveler's Medical Service of Washington, Suite 408, 2141 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, 466-8l09. Provides immunizations and treats travelers before and after trips. Books

"Traveling Well," by W. Scott Harkonen, M.D., (Dodd, Mead and Co.; $11.95). A guide to everything from required immunizations and motion seasickness to resources available for travelers with medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

"The Traveler's Medical Manual," by Angelo T. Scotti, M.D., with Thomas Moore (Berkley Publishing Group; $4.95). Includes the IAMAT listing of doctors English-speaking doctors. Resources for the Traveler

Whether it's obtaining proper vaccinations for a trip, finding an English-speaking doctor in a foreign country or getting a medical evacuation home, a number of resources exist to help travelers. Among them:

Access America, 800-851-2800 or 800-228-2028, ext. 26. Run by Blue Cross-Blue Shield, provides special health insurance for travelers.

Assist Card Corporation of America, 347 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016, 800-221-4564. Medical assistance, evacuation and other services for travelers.

Europ Assistance, Suite 617, 1333 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, 466-2919, 800-821-2828. Medical and other coverage for travelers abroad.

HealthCare Abroad, Suite 923, 1511 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. 800-336-3310. In Virginia call collect: (703) 790-5655. Health insurance, medical evacuation and other coverage for travelers.

NEAR Inc. 1900 N. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73127 800-654-6700. Medical and other coverage for international and domestic travelers.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT), 736 Center St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092, or call: (716) 754-4883. Provides worldwide directory of English-speaking doctors -- 90 percent of whom were trained in North America and Britain -- who agree to a standard set of fees for services. Other international information available on malaria, immunizations and weather. Services are free, but donations are requested.

Intermedic, 777 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017, (212) 486-8900. Provides listing of physicians, fees and services, $6 for single person, $10 for families.

International Health Service, Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, 625-7379. For immunizations and for medical treatment before and after trips abroad.

Overseas Citizens' Emergency Center, run by the State Department, 632-5225, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. At other times, 634-3600. Ask operator for the Citizens' Emergency Center officer on duty.

Traveler's Medical Service of Washington, Suite 408, 2141 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, 466-8l09. Provides immunizations and treats travelers before and after trips. Books

"Traveling Well," by W. Scott Harkonen, M.D., (Dodd, Mead and Co.; $11.95). A guide to everything from required immunizations and motion seasickness to resources available for travelers with medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

"The Traveler's Medical Manual," by Angelo T. Scotti, M.D., with Thomas Moore (Berkley Publishing Group; $4.95). Includes the IAMAT listing of doctors English-speaking doctors.