Health Tourism and the Medical Travel Process
We will take care of all of the details of your medical travel trip!
Our commitment is to deliver healthcare services in a timely, caring and confidential manner, ensuring that you have a safe and comfortable experience from your first call to your return home.
We assist you from the very start with your search and selection of a healthcare provider, uploading your personal medical history, booking treatment dates and assisting you in selecting additional services required in your destination country. Global Healthcare Connections brings you up close to the health tourism process by providing quality benchmarks such as accreditations, success rates and patient testimonials. This ensures that we put you in the best hands available.
Medical and Dental Travel in Three Easy Steps
- Your Quote and Consultation Step
- Full Service Medical Travel Coordination Step
- Travel for Care and Follow Up
Step 1: Your Quote and Consult
Global Healthcare Connections will collect your personal information, request for treatment, preferred destination information and family medical history to provide you with a medical travel quote designed to meet your personal needs. All records are handled with utmost attention to personal information data security and confidentiality.
Case Manager Dedicated to You
Now that you have made your decision to get your health on track with a medical or dental travel package, a Global Healthcare Connections case manager will provide information about your available health tourism destination options and the hospitals and doctors, with their profiles, ideal to provide care.
With your input, the manager of your case will address your specific health and wellness needs to connect you with medical and dental services around the world. The manager can then begin to gather the necessary information, options, and negotiate service agreements and rates for your treatment request and value added services such as travel planning, accommodations and insurance.
Health Travel Information
Your dedicated case manager is there to take care of your planning and itinerary needs, and can answer any questions you may have about the health travel process, the hospitals and doctors ideal to provide treatment, estimated quotation of procedure expenses, prescribed duration of stay for the procedure and recuperation and estimated expenses for value added travel and insurance services.
They will be able to provide you with information on our networked healthcare facilities, physicians and surgeons, physician licensing, credentials and accreditations in order for you to make informed decisions.
We believe it is important that you have the opportunity to communicate with our network of providers, so you are comfortable in your decision to travel for care. Your case manager will put you in touch with our healthcare professionals abroad. This may be through e-mail, conference call or video conference.
Step 2: Medical Travel Coordination Services
Consider your Options
You select a health service provider from the Global Healthcare Connections Network and grant them access to your medical history for review. The health service provider will consult with you as needed to approve you for treatment. At this time, they may request additional medically pertinant information or lab work that you will need to have done so they may complete your assessment.
Please note, for more complex treatments or surgeries, or for clients with health complications, you may need to have multiple contacts with a healthcare provider before making a final decision.
Finalized Comprehensive Quote
You will be provided with a detailed outline of your procedure, treatment and recovery so you know what to expect. Our medical and dental network connections are leaders in their field, and we work closely with them to ensure that from arrival to departure, your experience is favourable and your expectations are met or exceeded.
We will provide you with a finalized comprehensive quote so there are no hidden surprises. Your detailed medical or dental package includes; the costs of treatment , identified lab work on arrival, hospital costs, medications, hotel or recovery accommodations, air & ground transportation and medical travel insurance. We bring you up close to the health tourism process by managing all details and providing transparency on cost. You can choose the option to suit your budget and satisfaction desired.
Agreement and Payment
Once you have agreed upon a finalized comprehensive medical or dental package and quote, the manager of your case will confirm your agreement and payment terms. If you require financing to cover the entire medical and travel process, we are able to assist you with a quick turn-around on a medical loan application.
Step 3: Travel for Care
Medical Travel Coordination Services - Plan your Itinerary
When you have accepted a treatment plan and a comprehensive quote, your case manager will make all of the necessary appointments at your destination and confirm your travel, transportation, hotel and treatment bookings. They will provide you with a detailed itinerary and schedule that includes:
- Arrival and Departure Dates
- Air and Ground Transportation Arrangements
- Full Accommodation Bookings
- Pre and Post Treatment Appointment Schedule
- Pre or Post Treatment Excursion or Tour Details
- Important Contact Numbers
Travel for Treatment
Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport by your personal driver and transported to your hospital, hotel or resort of choice. As detailed in your health tourism itinerary, you will be transported to meet your treating physician or dentist for the initial consultation at the scheduled time. Undergo your procedure(s). Recuperate and relax at your hotel or resort. Tour your beautiful destination and the tourist areas and then travel home.
Release for Recovery and Travel
Depending on your treatment, once released from the hospital, you will return to your hotel where you will stay until your treating physician / surgeon approves you for travel.
Continuum of Care and Follow-up
Once you are home, your case manager will remain in touch with you and help the doctors track your progress through a period of time. They will ensure your recovery is going as expected, answer any questions and help address any after care requirements you may have. If you wish to have further contact with your treating physician, we will arrange that for you.
We always provide our health travel clients with the opportunity to give us feedback on every element of their experience, this valuable feedback help us to ensure that we are providing our clients with the best service possible.
The choice to take advantage of the services of Global Healthcare Connections is a truly personal one. We encourage you to contact us or call 1-888-974-2470 at any time in order to help you create a personal health tourism plan just for you.