Medical Tourism Frequently Asked Questions
What is "Medical Tourism"?
The term "Medical Tourism" simply refers to the act of traveling outside one`s own area of residence to obtain healthcare services.
Also known as medical travel, health travel, health tourism or global healthcare, it is the term used to describe the rapidly growing practice of traveling across borders to obtain healthcare. This can take the form of a couple hundred kilometer drive or it can mean flying half way around the world. Individuals seek travel for virtually every type of health care, including life-threatening, cosmetic and dental treatments.
Why travel to another country for medical or dental services?
- Timely Scheduling of Treatment
- Access to Medical Treatments or Testing Currently Unavailable in your Area
- Savings up to 70% on Cosmetic and Dental Treatments
The reasons are different for everyone. The most common noted reasons range from timely access to care, virtually no waiting lists, access to a treatment or procedure not currently available within your area or even within your own country, to realizing substantial savings on elective procedures such as; cosmetic surgery, permanent weight loss and dental services. Many of our clients combine a holiday in a warm or tropical destination while having a healthcare concern addressed, and, often taken care of.