Medical tourism facilitators could be the most trusted friend for you in a foreign country giving you all the necessary support whether it is for medical or non-medical purposes. Getting the required medical treatment done in a foreign land is not a simple process even if it is a neighboring country whose language and culture are similar to yours. Chances are high that you may not be thoroughly informed of the quality and facilities for the required treatment, get confused and face disastrous consequences.
Medical tourism facilitators act as the bridge between the patients and providers and meeting your requirements satisfactorily. A facilitator may be an individual or an organization serving as an intermediary for medical travelers.
For specific medical treatment, you may have countless options regarding destinations, facilities, physicians, specialists, etc. but which one would best fit your requirements? It is natural for you to get overwhelmed. The options may appear to be great but you hardly know what would be served to you in reality.
How medical tourism facilitator helps?
You are tech savvy and smart in getting the best deals in bookings. But you are not an expert. Medical tourism facilitators have better access to different platforms and more contacts to serve you better. It is the responsibility of the facilitator to help you in stepwise planning ensuring the best experience within your affordability range. Most importantly, you will be at peace free from booking hassles and focus on your health.
Right from arranging a pre-consultation session to getting your visa, fixing physician appointment and treatment schedule in a quality facility to arranging your post treatment tours or wellness trips, the facilitator takes care of everything that you and accompanying members would require. The support service even extends to post treatment follow ups.
To get the best deal for you, the facilitator is the best person to negotiate with the provider. They are smart in anticipation and plan the program covering all possible pitfalls. The objective is to keep you free from all unnecessary tensions during the entire journey. A good facilitator should be with you till you fly back home safe and sound free from any complication.
Tailor-made packages – the key trait
Offering tailor-made services is the key trait of a reputed facilitator. Patients’ needs and wants vary a lot. Facilitators put their best efforts and innovation to create personalized packages within the proposed budget and available resources without compromising on quality.
Healthcare service is way different from other services where the most valuable asset of the patient is at stake. Therefore, facilitators should have a good understanding of the patients and their requirements. This is the basic trait. With their knowhow in the nitty-gritty of health tourism, they can be the best guide on whom you can rely on. All facilitator companies do not provide comprehensive services. You need to check the services provided by different facilitators.
Which medical tourism facilitator should you hire?
It should not be a hasty decision. While there are really good and efficient facilitators available, you should be also aware of the fraud ones. Even the internet with loads of information could be a dangerous trap.
Do a market search, talk to different facilitators to get an idea of how things work. Communicate freely and check whether they are able to understand your concerns and have a sound knowledge of the industry as a whole. While preliminary communications are mainly based on emails and telephonic calls, insist on a face-to-face interaction.
Check the company background. Who are the owners? Is it an established organization? How long are they into this business? What is their track record? How do they operate? Anything that comes into your mind, get it clarified. A competent and experienced medical tourism facilitator will be readily available, listen to your concerns and requirements and give proper planning proposals. If you find that the facilitator is unable to answer your queries or concerns satisfactorily or doesn’t sound convincing enough, you may look for some other.
One way of checking the facilitator’s background and quality of service is through words of mouth referrals. Check reviews and posts on social media or seek recommendations from your known circle. You can also check whether the facilitator or the company has any certification from renowned medical tourism organization associations. Whether to hire a medical tourism facilitator or not is up to you but make sure it is a prudent decision.