Medical tourism to all parts of the world is flourishing, but don’t forget to use common sense when choosing a medical provider. Just as you would at home, check out the doctor, surgeon, hospital or facilities before you engage their services.
Before you take off in that plane, take the time to plan and organize your medical stay in a high-quality medical facility in a foreign country. You can find such facilities, like the Madras Joint Replacement Center in India or the Terme Selce Spa and rehabilitation sports therapy center in Croatia. Whether you’re traveling to South Africa or South America, give family or friends get a copy of your intended travel and
stay itinerary, with contact phone numbers. Don’t forget your passport and visa.
You don’t want to court trouble, but if you’re from the U.S. and venturing across borders for medical treatment abroad, American baby boomers, singles, couples or families should register with the State Department. This is easy to do online, and give you protection and a way of contacting you or your family members in case of any emergency at home or abroad. When you register with the State Department, they can find you in the event of trouble overseas, and enables you to receive up-to-date warnings if anything’s going on in your intended travel area. With growing numbers of Baby Boomers and retirees traveling abroad for health and wellness, this is a must. Carry the contact name and phone number of consular personnel from the nearest U.S. Embassy to your intended destination.
PlacidWay, an international medical tourism resource and provider, wants you to benefit from your medical travel abroad. Plan accordingly for a safe trip. For more information regarding travel abroad for medical care, visit PlacidWay.com.