Things you must know before traveling to South Korea for medical treatment!
We were urged to answer the most common questions we receive from patients coming to South Korea for medical treatment.
After a brief discussion with our medical coordinators (experts in the subject) we came out with these 6 FQA medical travel to South Korea:
FQA medical travel to South Korea
After you send us your medical records and images, our coordinators will review our hospital’s database and offer you the best specialists for your medical request in South Korea. We follow doctor’s reputation and results, not only medical institutions. The next step is for you to decide which option fits your expectations and budget.
Officially there are no discounts for foreigners in South Korea. In fact it is openly known that foreigners pay a % more than locals. The treatment cost is always variable. We recommend our patients to have the initial cost we provide as a reference. Usually hospitals don’t go too high or too low from that initial number. We also ask patients to consider that unfortunately there could be unexpected complications, specially for long-term treatments. Aside, we’ll always try to offer our clients extra free services.
If you come to South Korea for a basic medical checkup, the results take 3 to 5 working days. More elaborated tests results could take up to 10 days, depending on the medical institution. If you have to leave early, our staff will receive and send the doctor’s words to you.
Initially for USA, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, UEA, Kazakhstan, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and some other countries a 30-days-stay visa is granted at entrance. After that initial period, if you require to stay longer our staff will help you with the paperwork for a medical visa extension. For other CIS region countries, African and Latin American countries (and special cases) we help clients apply for a ‘medical visa’ to enter South Korea.
Our job is to make your stay as comfortable as we can, so you can come alone and trust our staff. Now, it is always better for anybody to have a closer hand beside, particularly when condition is not stable.
There are multiple medical centers in South Korea accepting international medical insurance. Reputable insurances like AXA, Bupa, Cigna and others provide coverage at main medical institutions in South Korea. Important: travel insurance and medical insurances are not the same product. Consult with your broker when traveling abroad for medical procedures.
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