Medical Travel in Greece

Medical Tourism can be defined as the process of traveling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical care.

Originally the term referred to the traveling of patients from less to more developed countries in pursuit of the treatments not available in their homeland.

The great improvements in both technology and standards of care in many countries have led to the increasing popularity of medical tourism, as patients travel abroad in order to access health services.

The main reason for patient mobility is the avoidance of the long waiting lists of the healthcare system of the patients’ homeland. The waiting time from the diagnosis to the actual treatment poses the biggest risk for deterioration of the patient’s condition.

Financing your health care abroad

If you are a citizen in a European Economic Area ( EEA ) country, you are entitled to receive planned health care services in another EEA country and get all the relevant charges reimbursed by your home country according to the EU directive 2011/24.

CrossBorderMedCare guarantees that your treatment will maintain its very high standards and you will receive medical care of great quality by our experienced medical personnel.

CrossBorderMedCare guarantees that your treatment will maintain its very high standards and you will receive medical care of great quality by our experienced medical personnel.

This directive protects the right to free medical travel in the EU Area in state-run but also private hospitals. The patient is reimbursed up to the amount that the same type of treatment should have cost at the patient’s home country.

How does it work

1. You state your interest to us about which treatment you wish to receive.

2. You will be contacted by one of our doctors and go through the details of your treatment or operation.

3. We can help you with your flight and accommodation if you so wish.

4. Our multilingual call-center will provide you with every kind of assistance throughout your stay.

CrossBorderMedCare guarantees that your treatment will maintain its very high standards and you will receive medical care of great quality by our experienced medical personnel.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

1Can family members travel with me?
You may choose to have any number of people travel with you . We will include them in your program and arrange accommodation accordingly.
2Do the medical practitioners and tour guides speak English?
Yes. The medical practitioners and administration staff in the accredited hospital are multilingual and fluent in English.
3Would my health insurance cover treatments abroad?
Many insurance companies are accepting claims from crossborder medical providers, CrossBorderMedCare will assist you by:

• Following the guidelines your insurance company provides.
• Providing any and all documentation required for re-imbursements by your insurance company
4Is there a higher level of risk in treatment abroad?
There is an inherent risk in every medical procedure. Our focus is to minimize the risks involved by working only with accredited Athens Bioclinic Hospital and certified medical professionals who deliver the highest quality of care.
5After my treatment abroad, should I see a local physician in my home country for follow-up?
Yes. We will arrange to have all your medical records forwarded to your local physician for post follow-up care.
6How can it be safe to travel so far after a surgical procedure?
Your travel plans will be entirely dictated by the surgical procedure you select. Once you select a procedure, we inform you about the recommended recuperation time required before return travel.
7How long will I have to remain in the destination after my procedure?
It depends on your selected procedure. In most cases the required length of stay will be approximately one week. Your surgeon will advise you on the length of stay in the hospital in your initial pre-travel quotation.
8How can I learn more about medical travel?
We encourage you to review our website or call us to gather as much information as possible. If you have an inquiry or need more information, we will be pleased to provide you with all the information you need.
9Why choose Greece?
With such a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, uncountable number of beaches, bays and islands in light blue waters there’s little wonder that Greece is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and along with the sun-seekers it is now attracting a growing number of medical tourists who are combining a short break in Athens or a beach-style holiday before/after their surgery or procedures.

Contact CrossBorderMedCare

+30 6985 11 2000 info@crossbordermedcare.com

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