Why use a Medical Tourism Company like MyMediTravel

Deciding where to go for overseas medical treatments can be a tough decision to make, given all the factors that need to be considered and especially if it’s your first time traveling overseas for medical treatments. This is why most people go to a Medical Tourism Company, placing their trust with experienced experts who understand the industry inside-out. 
A Medical Tourism Company, like MyMediTravel, will first match you with your most suitable overseas hospital / clinic in your desired location, then they act as an intermediary between you and your hospital of choice. But don’t be put off by this extra layer in the process because the services of a Medical Tourism Company should be completely FREE – you pay your medical fees directly to the hospital, usually after the first in-person consultation.

Advantages of using a Medical Tourism Company
Generally, Medical Tourists can rely on these companies to provide guidance and offer piece of mind. The convenience of using a Medical Tourism Company eases the stress associated with any medical procedure, other advantages include:
Information – a wealth of information should be provided to the customer, specific to each hospital and procedure on offer, with the aim of saving a customer’s time and effort spent trawling the internet for this information;
Experience and Familiarity – having built trusted relationships with all partnered facilities, customers can be reassured that only the best and vetted hospitals / clinics will be offered;
Finance and Insurance – assistance is often provided to customers who seek financial assistance or insurance advice;
Packages – some companies can handle a customer’s entire travel requirements, including the treatment, flights, accommodation and any addons.

Types of Medical Tourism Companies
These can be broken down into three categories, of which only two are available online:
Medical Tourism Specialist – this is the category MyMediTravel falls into, although we can offer some of the services of a Travel Agency too. These companies concentrate on informing the customer and providing a wide variety of hospitals and clinics on a single website, whilst offering assistance throughout the entire process;
Medical Travel Agency – More of a traditional style Travel Agent company, offering customers the full package: Medical Treatment, Flights and Accommodation;
Individual Agent – often based locally, these people will operate offline, advising customers in person before bringing them into the hospital.

How do they compare?
Medical Tourism Specialist:
Vast selection of hospitals / clinics – with the more facilities available to choose from, the more likely the customer will find the best service at the best price. Medical Tourism Specialists offer a true representation of the local market in one place;
Global offerings – with facilities available in a multitude of countries, customers are not limited to just one country;
Offer all procedures – all forms of Medical / Tertiary Care are provided, as well as Cosmetic and Dental procedures;
Limited addons – although some companies (like MyMediTravel) can help with accommodation and other such services, flights are booked elsewhere;
Information – all the information you could ever need is available to make an informed decision without needing to search other websites.
Medical Travel Agency:
Very limited selection of hospitals / clinics – some Travel Agencies only offer the services of one facility, whilst others will only offer a handful at most. This means the customer is severely limited on both the service and cost;
Single country only – most Travel Agencies limit their offerings to just one country;
Cosmetic only – Medical / Tertiary Care is not offered;
Full Package – customers must also book their flights and accommodation through the Travel Agencies;
Information – rich content available on the limited facilities offered.

Choice is yours
When deciding between using a Medical Tourism Company and going directly to the hospital of your choice, consider the reasons for choosing to go overseas in the first place; cost and waiting time:
The primary reason people travel overseas for treatment is to save money – don’t forget, Medical Tourism Companies are FREE, they won’t mark-up the medical fees or even take money upfront;
The second most common reason people travel overseas for treatment is to avoid lengthy waiting times – due to their highly respected relationships with the hospitals and clinics, the Medical Tourism Specialists can get their customers pushed right to the front of the queue, reducing waiting times to virtually zero.
And when deciding which type of the Medical Tourism Company to use, consider what is most important to you – eliminating the time and effort required to choose a facility and booking flights and accommodation or having the freedom to select the most suitable facility at the best price, based on an informed decision made by the only person that matters, you?
For more information on why to use MyMediTravel, check out our About Us page or click these links for more information on the Benefits of Medical Tourism and Where to go for Medical Tourism.