Regardless of the savings patients make by traveling overseas for medical treatments, most domestic health insurance policies will not cover the costs, so medical tourists must fund their own travel and treatments. For those in urgent need of treatment but are lacking the available funds, it will come as a relief to know that Medical Tourism financing is available.
Alternative means of financing Medical Tourism
Before seeking the services of a specific Medical Financing company there are several more general ways to finance Medical Tourism:
Financial support from friends and family;
Wider fundraising campaign (crowdfunding / sponsored event), beyond friends and family;
Personal loan or credit card;
Re-mortgaging / taking equity from personal property.
Calculating the cost
Depending on the treatment, the amount required to fund Medical Tourism can far exceed the hospital fees. This is particularly relevant for minor procedures like dental or aesthetic treatments. These costs should be considered:
Hotel / accommodation;
Pickup / transport;
Food and drink;
Medication if not included in your quoted hospital fees;
Local sightseeing and tours.
Medical Tourism financing companies
These specialist companies offer financing programs to help potential medical tourists secure the funding required to cover all the above mentioned costs. Credit limits offered can be as high as $50,000 (USD) and at low interest rates, other benefits include*:
Secure online application;
No upfront fees or down payments;
No repayment penalties;
*Each application is unique. See specific terms and conditions for details.
Our finance partners
The following companies have provided thousands of medical tourists the financial assistance they’ve required. The pros and cons of each plan offered by the individual finance companies should be thoroughly researched and considered before making a choice:
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