MEDICAL TOURISM GUIDE
WHAT IS MEDICAL TOURISM?
Medical Tourism as a concept has been seen over the decades. But not how organized it is now. People
have always traveled from one city to other, some times countries seeking the best treatment for their
loved ones. With the advent of global educatio,internet, world class technology in state of the art hospitals
and Internationally trained doctors, medical tourism is today’s’ preferred way to outsource your health.
Medical Tourism gives you the opportunity to get the best quality surgery / treatment at state of the art
hospitals at amazingly low costs.
WHY TO TRAVEL FOR A TREATMENT/SURGERY?
There are a number of reasons why people travel to another country for better treatment / surgery. The
prominent reasons are listed below.
1. Medical Tourism for uninsured / underinsured.
As insurance costs skyrocket, many Americans decide against getting themselves insured. Even
insured find out that many of their medical conditions are not covered. Medical Tourism brings the much
needed relief to them by providing world class treatment at amazingly low prices.
2. Medical Tourism for Advanced treatment / surgery
It was always a tough choice citizen of countries where advanced medical treatment / surgery is
unavailable. Only the extremely rich could afford the heavy bills of medical treatment in the USA / UK, But
no more. With the prices as low as 1/5th to 1/10th of the west and medical treatment and care of same
standards, India today receives more medical “tourists” than any other country.
3. Medical Tourism for elective surgery
A fairly large number of tourists seek out elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, dental
treatment and host of wellness treatments.
4. Medical Tourism for Quick treatment / surgery (No Wait List).
Waiting to relieve the pain could be daunting. If the treatment is sponsored by the government but
available after a long queue, it could be quite unbearable. Medical tourism treatment / surgery is available
quickly and as per your schedule.
Why Medical Tourism Agency (WE CARE)?
We Care Health Services as medical tourism facilitators ensure your complete facilitation from the query
stage, your treatment stage to post hospital discharge follow up. The advantage to you is that while you
practically pay nothing to We Care, in fact all the payments are made directly to the chosen service
provider, your entire treatment is pre planned, professionally executed and facilitated at each stage by
We Care. Having the industry’s most elaborate and exclusive Patient Care and Clinical Coordination
teams stationed at each partner hospital, we provide you smooth and seamless international patient
services while you receive world class treatments at JCI / JCAHO / ISO accredited hospitals in India.
How to finales service provider (Hospital) ?
While searching for the right hospital and doctor is most necessary for you, it is very important to keep in
mind these points.
Credentials of the doctor – His qualifications, attachments, achievements and affiliations.
Hospital / Service provider – Nursing Care, Hospitality and Management of the Hospital is equally
important as the surgeon.
Accreditations – Accreditations like Joint Commission International, NABH for Indian hospitals by Indian
Government and ISO ensure that the hospital adopts the best medical practices and adheres to them.
Testimonials – The best way to select a service provider is to actually speak to one of fellow patients
already treated at the centre. He / She will not only speak his first hand experience but also throw light on
myths and facts about the hospital.
Pricing – Though Pricing is the largest reason for medical tourism, don’t go by it alone. There are different
factors to different pricing. Tier 1 A cities like Delhi and Mumbai will cost more than other cities. Also if the
doctor is more experienced and acclaimed, he may tend to charge more.
Consult We Care for the best surgeon and quote for your medical condition.
Medical Tourism Facilitator – We Care – As we are based in India and have first name contacts with most
of doctors, the response to your medical query is much fast and professional. The rates offered to you by
the hospital are negotiated by We Care to offer you the best prices.
DO’S AND DON’T’S OF MEDICAL TOURISM
*Provide your complete medical status, reports and doctors notes to the service provider / We Care. It will
ensure proper evaluation by the treating doctor and hence the right medical quote.
*If the doctor needs any additional test or procedure, if possible, get it done in your country before
traveling to India. Its review by the treating doctor in India will allow the right quote.
*Research the doctor and the service provider before deciding to travel.
*If you decide to travel to India, provide your and your attendants passport details to We Care. We will
issue you a medical visa assistance letter addressed to the Indian Embassy in your country for faster
*Always travel with an attendant while traveling for medical treatment.
*Carry sufficient money as per medical quote and a little extra for post discharge hotel stay etc.
*Don’t go blindly on the name of the hospital, research about the doctor and speak to the patients treated
*Not all modalities are applicable for all medical conditions. Some times a particular modality which you
may have a fancy for (eg. laser) may not be the right treatment for your medical condition.
WHAT TO CARRY WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT /SURGERY.
*Always carry sufficient money as per the medical quote & little for post hospital stay in a hotel. *Carry
your complete medical reports and doctors notes for review by treating doctor.
*Carry the contact number of your local physician. The treating doctor may need to discuss your medical
condition with him.
IS IT REAL? HOW IS IT SO AFFORDABLE?
Sometimes it may seem doubtful to trust the level of care at these prices. While the surgeons are heavily
experienced with large number of cases due to large population and hospitals have ramped up their
facilities and operations to match the best in the world, the costs still remain significantly low due to Indian
economy and its low domestic healthcare prices.
HOW DO I GET THE MEDICAL VISA?
As you decide to travel to India for surgery, you will be issued a medical visa assistance letter in favour of
the Indian Embassy in your country. This will allow you faster medical visa which comes with host of
facilities and advantages over the regular tourist visa.
WILL THE FINAL BILL VARY FROM MEDICAL QUOTE?
While all care is taken by the service provider in providing you the medical quote, it is based on the
medical reports and information given by you. It can change in two circumstances. 1. On your arrival the
treating doctor will examine you personally. If he finds your condition different / advanced he may advise
for a different course of treatment. 2. While you are being treated, if the treatment needs to be extended
or altered. On any circumstance your consent will be taken prior to taking any action.
CAN I CONTACT SURGEON AFTER SURGERY WHEN I AM BACK IN MY COUNTRY/CAN MY PHYSICIAN COMMUNICATE WITH OPERATING SURGEON?
Yes, You as well as your physician can contact the treating doctor / surgeon before the treatment as well
as after your return home for post treatment / surgery follow up. We Care will connect both the parties
through tele conference at their convenient time.