Let the destination be part of your journey.
SHOULD THE Destination DETERMINE WHERE YOU GO FOR Medical Care?
It depends. There are many factors to consider when deciding where to go for medical treatment. As international medical travel grows in popularity, certain countries are emerging as leaders in specific healthcare sectors. Depending on the medical care you require, you may want to consider traveling to the country that has proven to be the leader in the area of medicine you require. If this is case, you will allow the hospitals and medical specialists to dictate your medical travel destination. If cost is your driving motivator, Humanicare will put together a customized package that fits your budget. If your medical care is urgent, we will look at availability in different countries to see where you can get immediate medical care. You may have your heart set on a certain destination but if the treatment you require is more invasive, do you really want to be on a plane for 10 hours after having surgery? These are just some of the areas we will look at during the initial consultation with our Patient Care Coordinator
OUR FEATURED DESTINATION
Mexico has continued to be one of the top destinations in the world for medical care. Renown for their reasonably-priced dental treatments and cosmetic surgery options, Mexico appeals to people seeking all sorts of affordable and quality medical care, such as weight loss surgery, orthopedic care and so much more.
With nine organizations accredited by the Joint Commission International and countless others meeting North American equivalent standards, Mexico has become a significantly diversified mecca of high quality hospitals and treatment centers, making this beautiful country a great destination for medical travel.
Medical travel to Costa Rica continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2011, over 47,000 international patients were registered as having medical care in Costa Rica and this number continues to grow. Enticed by the lush landscape and friendly people, Costa Rica is home to a multitude of talented and experienced surgeons and medical practitioners, many of whom have been educated and trained in the U.S. and are fluent in English. With the ability to save 40 - 70% off the cost of the procedure, Costa Rica is a fantastic option for your health travel.
The country of Cuba has placed its priorities in the right place, making education and healthcare free to all citizens. As a result, Cuba has one of the most well-developed healthcare platforms in the world and home to many hospitals that have acquired international accreditation with North American standards. Known for its medical excellence in ophthalmology, orthopedics, dental care and cosmetic surgery, tens of thousands of people from all over the world flock to Cuba for medical care every year.
For Canadians who want to stay in North America, the United States have a plethora of options for medical care. For patients who are looking at their medical options due to an unacceptable wait time in Canada or for those seeking advanced healthcare technology or expertise not available close to home, the United States may be the right option for you.
Welcoming over 1.2 million medical travelers each year, Thailand is the #1 destination for international medical travel. Thailand was the first country in Asia to have a hospital obtain Joint Commission International accreditation and is now home to over 15 JCI-accredited hospitals. Known for more than just their top-notch medical care in the gender-reassignment sector, Thailand also specializes in orthopedics, cardiology, IVF/reproductive medicine, spine surgery and dentistry. Thailand has some of the finest medical spas and wellness resorts in the world located along the breathtaking coastal regions.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has blossomed over the past twenty years to be one of the most popular medical travel destinations in the world, due, in part, to the exceptional medical care in a variety of specialties such as cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, IVF/fertility treatment, vein care and prosthetics. The UAE has over 120 JCI-accredited hospitals and private medical clinics, making it the leader in the number of certified hospitals by JCI. While the typical patient being treated in the UAE are traveling from affluent neighbouring countries, more and more people from North America are looking at combining their medical needs with their desire to see a truly unique part of the world into a medical tourism package.
Hungary has been a popular destination for dental care as well as wellness spas and mineral bath houses for decades. Many residents from neighbouring countries such as Germany and Switzerland have been traveling to Hungary for high-quality, inexpensive dental care, plastic surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, fertility treatments, anti-aging treatments and addiction treatment. It is well known that Hungary has one of the most demanding medical and dental programs in the world. Many of the doctors in the hospitals in Hungary are English speaking and internationally trained. Not only are you going to find that Hungary offers some of the lowest prices, more importantly is the value you are receiving by choosing this destination.
With the development of India's economy over the past decade and an abundance of highly educated and qualified medical specialists, India has become the fastest growing medical travel destination in the world. Not only will patients save up to 85% of the cost of their surgery, including high-acuity procedures such as heart care and joint care, they will have access to cutting-edge technology and medical treatment. India yields some of the world’s finest physicians and surgeons with outstanding teaching centers, has over 20 JCI-accredited hospitals in the country, and boasts success rates that run parallel to those of the U.S. and Europe.
The World Health Organization grades Brazil as having the best healthcare system in Latin America and one of the best in the world. As international leaders in the areas of cosmetic surgery and plastic surgerey, Brazil has proven to be a pioneer in the medical tourism industry. They were the first country to have an accredited hospital certified by the Joint Commission International and now have over 50 hospitals that meet or exceed North American standards. Known as the "plastic surgery capital of the world", Brazil hosts thousands of medical professionals that adhere to a high standard of medical excellence.