Medical tourism is one of the most profitable tourism that is gaining momentum across the world. Each year, many people travel to other counties to gain access to an affordable medical care. However, there are several reasons why people chose to go to this trip.
Apart from the affordability of medical services in other countries, a person may choose medical tourism if the medical treatment is not available in their home country or there is no insurance cover for the medical treatment in their country.
When travelling to a foreign county for treatment, it is important to consider some things that prove useful when you are outside you country. The following are some of the things British men need to consider when they want to go on a medical tour.
1. Ensure that you have done an intensive research
A bad experience when you are on a medical trip is a very dismaying. It is because of this reason that British men who want to go for a medical tour should do an intensive research on what treatment they are going to receive while abroad. Ensure that you have done an intensive groundwork and chose the best hospital, doctors and the treatment procedure. Make sure you get the hospital appraisal, doctor’s appraisal and the country appraisal.
2. Always keep in touch with your local doctor
Ensure that you have consulted your local doctor on you decision to go on a medical tour. The doctor will advise you on the best treatment that you should seek for and also provide you with the paper work of your accumulated health report which will be required in the overseas hospital. He will also assist you with the post treatment frequent checks up after you have returned from your medical tour.
3. All the relevant document should be kept in order when you are traveling.
When traveling outside Britain for medical treatment, ensure that all the relevant documents have be kept well. You can make several copies of the important documents for any future emergencies. This documents will not only help identify you as Britain citizen but can help you incase unexpected happens during your travel and you need to be rushed to the hospital. The document that you need to carry include: passport, ESTA US visa in case you are travelling to the United States, your medical documents and driving license.
4. Have emergency contacts with you when you are traveling
Ensure that you have emergency contacts like friend’s contacts or relative contacts. These information can be used in case you are involved in unexpected situation that requires assistance from you country. Also carry with you the following information; information about your insurance company, contacts of your local doctor, hospital information, the hotel contacts where you will be staying and international contact detail of your bank.
5. be prepared to stay long
Finally, as you prepared to go for your medical tour, make sure you are well prepared just in case you are asked to stay longer for better and closer observation.
These are the most important things that a British man needs to do and have when considering to tour a foreign county for medical treatment.