Welcome to Medical Tourism – Healthbase

We are part of Healthbase. Healthbase is the trusted source for global medical choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities overseas. Healthbase’s high-tech, information rich web-based system helps you research and arrange your medical care including necessary travel and accommodation, all at one place. We arrange first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Singapore, Thailand, Mexico and India. The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes.

 

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Medical Tourism is also called as Medical Travel, Health Tourism, Health Travel and Medical Value Travel. Significantly lower costs for best practice care is usually the primary motivation although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and unavailable treatments. Patients frequently take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the country they are visiting.

Who should be interested?

As long as you are healthy enough to travel, you stand to benefit from medical tourism’s offerings. While anyone is a prospective patient, most of our customers fall into one of three:

  1. Elective surgery: A large number of medical tourists seek out elective procedures such as cosmetic or wellness treatments that are not covered by insurance plans.
  2. Underinsured: As insurers cut back on their coverage and insurance costs skyrocket, more and more individuals find themselves ‘underinsured’. High deductibles, wait-lists and limited physician choices force many patients to seek out alternative treatments. Others find that the care they need is not covered under their catastrophic insurance plans.
  3. Uninsured: 16% of the US population is uninsured. These individuals, many of which are self-employed, frequently find themselves dipping into their hard-earned savings to finance their care. Medical Travel is an increasingly popular solution among our uninsured population.

How can hospitals offer such low rates?

As you know healthcare is one area where quality is more important than cost. So how do our hospitals provide high quality at such low rates? Fees in the U.S. are driven by labor overhead, administrative expenses, and insurance contracts. Over 71 percent of hospital costs are labor related according to a recent World Health Organization report which helps to explain some of the cost advantages for countries with low labor costs. Healthbase eliminates these burdens by connecting patients directly to surgeons, allowing us to offer premier services at prices unavailable in the U.S.

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