Medical Tourism – The Process
What to expect as a medical traveler: 10 easy steps
You’re Here. Congratulations, you’ve already completed step one.
By discovering WorldMed Assist, you’ve taken the most important step in seeking solutions to your medical needs that you’ve found are either too costly or aren’t readily available in North America.
Finding a medical tourism company to coordinate and simplify every aspect of your care overseas is extremely important, leaving you free to concern yourself only with getting your medical condition behind you.
Read on to see how easy we make it for you to access high quality Global Health Care.
Contact Us. Your next step is to fill out our no-obligation form to the right or contact one of our Registered Nurses at our toll free phone number (866) 999-3848
Initial Information. Next, we need to get to know one another better so we can tailor a medical solution to your unique situation.
We’ll contact you to:
- Find out more about your medical history and current medical needs
- Determine whether you’re a good candidate for medical travel
- Explain in more detail exactly what to expect and when
- Answer all your questions
- Describe how we evaluate medical providers to ensure the highest quality care for our patients
- Discuss destination options for your medical condition and learn your travel preferences.
Describe the ‘behind-the-scenes’ services we provide to ensure
a smooth, simple and seamless trip abroad for your treatment
Detailed Information. You provide us with your medical records such as X-rays, MRIs and other test results, which we will use in consultation with our network of medical providers to find the best options for you.
We Research. Our staff then sets to work researching choices available to you.
Your medical condition and personal
preferences frame our search for the best hospitals and doctors within our broad network.
As we narrow the field of optimum choices, we provide your records to the doctors best matched to your situation.
They each then evaluate your condition, make recommendations, and provide cost estimates.
You Decide. We provide you with a set of options to review, including detail on the hospitals and background on the doctors we recommend.
We encourage you to conduct your own research on our recommendations and discuss them with your U.S. medical team.
To help you make an informed and confident decision, we will arrange a phone conference between you and the overseas medical team.
We can add your U.S. healthcare providers onto the call if you’d like.
We Arrange Logistics. Once you’ve made your decision, we take it from there, and even help you get your travel documents, such as passports and visas, in order and arrange for payment, including financing if needed. Once we’ve tied down the date for your medical tourism procedure, WorldMed Assist then makes all arrangements with the doctor and hospital, and coordinates your travel itinerary. All you have to do is pack a suitcase and board the airplane.
You Arrive. Once you arrive at your destination, you’ll be greeted at the airport and driven to the hospital.
You’ll be introduced to your liaison, who on our behalf, will coordinate your admission and all details during your stay.
During admission, you’ll make payment to the hospital, usually by credit card, and then you’re ready to meet your medical team.
Your lead doctor will explain every aspect of your procedure in detail and the in depth pre-op tests.
The tests ensure there are no changes in your medical condition since the transfer of records.
Most patients are impressed with the thoroughness of these tests, and unlike in the U.S., are all at no additional charge.
No matter which of the WorldMed Assist hospitals you’ve chosen, you’ll be able to communicate clearly in English, the facilities are pristine and technologically advanced, and the staff is dedicated to your medical care and your personal comfort.
Your Medical Care. Your medical procedure begins.
WorldMed Assist will stay in constant contact with you and your medical team throughout your stay, and will relay information back to loved ones frequently.
You’ll be closely monitored during recovery, and once the medical team has determined you’re ready for discharge, you’ll either fly home or be moved to nearby lodging for further recovery and follow-up care, physical therapy or tests.
You Return. When WorldMed Assist receives word from the medical team that you’re ready to come home, we confirm your travel arrangements so that once again, all you have to do is pack and board the plane.
We stay in close touch once you’re home to assist you and your US medical team with any follow-up care.
We stay connected with you for as long as you need us and usually after that, and help you get answers from your overseas doctor should any post-care issues arise.
START THE PROCESS BY FILLING OUT OUR FORM