MEDICAL TOURISM

What you need to know.

Medical tourism with Pilipinas Travel and tours

In general medical tourism is the act of going overseas to obtain medical, cosmetic or dental treatment in another country. Medical tourism is also regarded as health tourism, medical travel or global healthcare. More people are opting to receive medical treatment abroad rather than in their own countries because:

  • Certain medical services are not available in their country of residence.
  • Their health insurance does not cover the full cost of a procedure.
  • Most people are unwilling to compromise their health just because the treatment cost is too high.

WHY PILIPINAS TRAVEL AND TOURS

Medical tourism being a very sensitive sector in the industry requires extremely researched information and highly experienced staff to handle each case. We have a specialized team that has done intensive research with personal experiences in this field. We are proudly associated with medical experts in different parts of the world. Additionally, we offer much more care and support then merely providing a hospital referral.

This includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Wheelchairs
  • Travel guide
  • Hospital appointments
  • Care hire
  • Prescribed meal care and much more

Why people go abroad for treatment

The popularity of obtaining medical treatment overseas is influenced by several factors. People seek medical treatment abroad because:

The costs of healthcare in developed nations have increased exceedingly. Nowadays, international travel is trouble-free and and reasonably priced. Global standard of care and technological advertisements in healthcare are rapidly improving all over the world. Improved communication opportunities makes it easier to find and contact medical centers overseas. Another factor to consider is health insurance, people without health insurance or with a limited insurance policy are more likely to seek other options such as medical tourism. As the price of healthcare services increases, the range of treatments and procedures that the health insurance policies cover decreases. The deductibles from a person’s health insurance may turn out to be more expensive than the price of going over seas for the treatment. This is why people who simply cannot afford health insurance, choose traveling abroad as a legitimate alternative.