A checklist to plan your trip

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You’ve already initiated a the first step, which is getting touch with the India4health team and our network of qualified medical professionals and travel experts. Use this website as a tool to help you make a safe and financially sound decision about how best to pursue the health care and travel services you require and desire.

Step 1: Information gathering
Step 2: Consider the feasible treatment options
Step 3: What all do wish to accomplish with your trip?
Step 4: Research your destination
Step 5: Plan out expenses
Step 6: Chalk out dates of travel
Step 7: Apply for passports and valid visas
Step 8: Organize records, patient history and other paperwork
Step 9: Plan for post-procedure recovery.
Step 10: Take your trip

india medical hospital Step 1: Information gathering
Explore the ins-and-outs of the emerging medical tourism industry. Visit our Medical Tourism links to learn more about medical tourism and how it works, as well as read about financial, tax, and travel health considerations. Visit our ‘Hospitals’ links to locate providers abroad that offer the procedure you are seeking and compare provider credentials, costs, and services. Use our ‘News’ link to read, view, and hear media reports about medical tourism as it continues to grow and develop as an industry.

Step 2: Consider the feasible treatment options
List down the different kinds of providers that exist, ranging from major hospitals to smaller clinics and private practices, as you decide what is the best fit for your medical needs. An alternative to working directly with a provider is to consider going through a company like India4health that operates as full-service broker. Companies like these typically arrange the full spectrum of a medical trip abroad, connecting you to health providers/hospitals, making logistical arrangements for your medical care, travel, stay and often providing a single, lump-sum total for the entire package. Such service providers often have established working relationships with a set number of providers covering a range of medical procedures.

Step 3: What all do wish to accomplish with your trip?
Do you intend this to be a strictly practical trip for medical, dental, or cosmetic purposes, or do you want to add a vacation alongside your health services? If it’s the former, then you can move ahead with your plan of action for getting the best possible services at the best price. If you want to add a further vacation element to your trip, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Himalayas or meandering through the backwaters of kerala, then you need to make additional plans. One would need to keep in mind the following factors: timing (before or after your procedure) seasonal factors (high or low tourist season and weather variables) visas (if beyond a standard tourist visa) additional costs and logistics of travel and accommodation

india doctors hospital Step 4: Research and choose your destination
Irrespective of whether you are going for a medical, dental, or cosmetic procedure, or are going to top it up with a vacation on the side, it is worth your time to learn beforehand about the country you are visiting! Give a thought to all these questions:
· Climate and terrain (Is it rainy or dry season? What elevation will you be at?)
· Language competencies, how will you manage your communication, etc. English happens to be one of the official languages in India. Its widely spoken and understood in the metro cities.
· Cost of living. (What is the range of prices for local accommodation? What does a meal, beer, or a cup of coffee cost?)
· Cost and means of travel. (Are taxis, buses, trolleys, or other forms of public transport available? How expensive are they? How costly is it to rent a car? )
· Public health and sanitary considerations (Is the tap water drinkable? Is it recommendable to eat food from street kiosks? Is malaria a concern?)
· Public safety, any terrorist threats, etc (Will you be in a large city? If so, what precautions should you take?)
· Local custom and etiquette
· Local historical and tourist sites of interest.
At the stage when you've settled on a destination, contact India4health and its customer care executives to begin planning and making the most of your trip.

Step 5: Plan out expenses
If the eventuality where you are planning to cover costs on your own, you need to carefully consider, compare, and calculate the various expenses that will arise in your medical travel. In addition to the cost of your health care procedures, these costs may include:
· Cost of passport and/or travel visas
· Travel: Flights, airport pick-up, travel to-and-from medical provider. Transport for local sight seeing, etc.
· Hotel stay/accommodations
· Food and beverages.
· Phone calls, internet and other correspondence with family at home
· Medications or medical supplies (crutches, etc.) for use during post-procedure recovery time.

india medical clinics Step 6: Chalk out dates of travel
Taking into account an advance notice period, present one or more possible dates for travel to the India4health. Let the hospital reservations be worked out. Keep several factors in mind as you plan and arrange your travel and health care services:
· Peak travel dates to-and-from the country you will be visiting. The price for airline tickets and accommodations can vary dramatically.
· Weather conditions in your destination and how they might play into your post-op recovery and comfort.
· Treatment and recovery-time requirements.

Step 7: Apply for passports and valid visas
All parties traveling should have valid passports with sufficient validity. Depending on your destination country, you may or may not be able to secure a Tourist Visa upon arrival at the airport. Be sure to determine ahead of time whether that is the case, or whether you need to arrange for a visa ahead of time with a representative Embassy or Consular Office.

Step 8: Organize records, patient history and other paperwork
Firstly, collate medical history, reports, prescriptions and other relevant documents at your end. Plan for how you are going to transfer or carry your medical records to you overseas medical provider, as well as for bringing records of your procedure home with you. In particular, you will need to decide whether to carry paper versions of your records with you or have them digitized and transferred electronically.

Step 9: Plan for post-procedure recovery.
The optimistic approach would be to hope is that all will go according to plan and schedule. Yet, even while anticipating a smooth procedure, one must still be diligent about planning for the recovery period. Likewise, for the sake of prudence and caution, one should anticipate possible complications and make arrangements ahead-of-time. Some things to consider: How much recovery time will your procedure entail? If you will be hospitalized, for how long? Standards of legal protection for patients vary dramatically from country to country. Once you have chosen a provider, do your best to educate yourself about what legal protections, if any, are guaranteed to you as a visiting patient. Consult with a country embassy or consular office before leaving, and use the web to research patient protection laws.

Step 10: Take your trip
Get healthy, travel to various parts of the mystic land of India, save money, and come back ready to share your experiences with others.

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