In the recent years Thailand has become an attractive destination for medical treatment. The government and private sector has set measures in place to make it as convenient as possible for foreigners to come to Thailand's hospitals and health care facilities. Here is a summary why you should consider coming here for your next medical treatment:
International Hospital have world-class standards
The hospitals in Bangkok and other bigger cities or tourist centres are equipped with the latest technology and up-to-date trained doctors and staff. Alone Bangkok has more than 20 JCI accredited hospitals. The Joint Commission International (JCI) standard is widely considered as an international benchmark for the quality of a hospital and only awarded if a hospital is offering the latest advances in surgery and treatment. A high percentage of Thai doctors studied medicine abroad or have received training in places like the US, Germany or Japan. Nurses in international hospital speak English and those hospitals have dedicated assistants to take care of foreign patients.
Reasonable prices and short waiting times
The lower cost of medical treatments in Thailand compared to most western countries has become one of the main factors for its rising popularity as medical tourism destination. Exact costs are difficult to provide because it depends on each person's condition and individual treatment but in general the price for medical treatments in Thailand are 30% cheaper than in Europe and 70% cheaper than the US. Also, whether you are going to do a surgery or just an examination or check-up, several treatments can be done on the same day as admittance into hospital. The waiting time for surgeries can be speed up, if you provide medical records and details in advance.
Combine medical treatment with a holiday
Your insurance company might even cover the medical costs and the flight given you provide them with figures it does not work out more expensive than treatment in your country of residence. Thailand's hospitals offer to consult with you about the cost of your treatment and take care of the paperwork with your health insurance company. You could also consider bringing your partner or family to Thailand along with your medical treatment. Hotels near the well-known Bumrungrad Hospital cater to this clientele with serviced apartments for patients and their company.
If you are looking for hotel in Bangkok that is easy to travel to the Bumrungrad hospital, Lohas Residences is your answer.