Where Can I Go?
Each year thousands of Americans travel abroad for health care. They go to places such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, India and other destinations to receive medical, surgical and dental care, often at prices as much as 80% lower than U.S. prices.
The Health Travel Guides provider network spans the globe, with a special focus on Mexico, the number one health travel destination for Americans traveling abroad for medical care. It¿s close, easier to get to than ever with direct flights between most cities in the U.S. and
Mexico, and most of all, features outstanding modern health care quality at significant savings over typical U.S. pricing. Last year alone more than 50,000 American traveled to Mexico for their health care.
Our provider network features internationally recognized surgeons and hospitals across Mexico, including Guadalajara, Monterey, Tijuana, Mexico City, Merida, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas. Whatever your medical travel needs, Health Travel Guides provider network offers quality medical care, affordable prices and peace of mind.
3. What procedures are available?
Whether you are looking for dentistry, an essential surgical procedure such as angioplasty or hip resurfacing, new treatments like stem cell therapy, cosmetic surgery, a homeopathic treatment or even an opportunity to inexpensively maintain your anti-aging routine while on vacation (with Botox®, Restylane®, vein therapy, etc), Health Travel Guides has a highly quality provider network that can meet your health care needs.
4. Why Choose Health Travel Guides?
Health Travel Guides is the premier resource for meeting the complete needs of the health traveler. From the time you request a quote to the time you return home with your procedure completed, we take care of everything... especially you.
Our qualified network of best-in-class health care providers guarantees you will always get the best prices when working through Health Travel Guides.
We are a free service dedicated to helping people obtain the highest quality international health care with the most trusted doctors and hospitals. We meticulously guide patients through the detailed process of getting medical treatment abroad.
5. Can I get insurance?
Medical evacuation insurance for your trip is available. Contact a Health Travel Guide for more information.
Looking for Individual Health Insurance? Research plans and get a health insurance quote online.
6. Can I get financing?
Once you¿ve accepted your quote, your Health Travel Guide can help you secure financing for your procedure. Our lending partners can offer rates as low as 8.9%, quick answers (within 48 hours) and quick funding (in as little as 2 days). Click on the links below to apply today.
* Med Loan Finance
* eFinancing Solutions
* My Medical Loan
We also accept Mastercard, Visa and personal checks. A payment plan option is available. Please contact a Health Travel Guide for more information.
You may also want to check with your insurance company for reimbursement on medical procedures. Generally, cosmetic procedures are not reimbursed.
7. Pre-Surgery Questions
During the medical quote process you will be asked to fill out a medical history form, ensuring that your doctor has the most up-to-date information on your health.
Your Health Travel Guide will make sure all your pre-surgery questions answered ¿ some patients prefer to set up medical consultations by phone or webcam, while still others choose to communicate with the doctor via secure video email or regular email.
Once you accept your quote, your health travel guide coordinates the transfer of any necessary medical records prior to any scheduled procedures.
8. Post-Surgery Questions
Your experience with Health Travel Guides does not end once your procedure is complete.
You will be contacted while you are in the hospital by your case manager to make sure your trip is going as planned. And upon your return, the Health Travel Guides case management team, including Medical Information Officers, will be in touch to make sure your expectations were met.
You will also be provided with contact information for your physician¿s office so that you can contact them with questions.
9. Is health travel safe?
Health travel is absolutely safe with a reputable company. We encourage everyone to do thoroughly research the available options before deciding to book medical travel abroad. When in doubt, use our community forum for advice from other health travelers.
Health Travel Guides follows a comprehensive credentialing process, executed by our U.S. and international Medical Directors. We do everything possible to provide high quality service to our customers.
Information and verification of a doctor¿s training and experience is obtained from a combination of multiple sources: the doctor¿s office, professional medical societies of which the doctor is a member, local hospitals for which the doctor is a staff member, and state licensing boards.
10. Do I need a passport?
You will need a valid passport to travel outside of the United States. Mexico and Canada now require U.S. citizens to present passports, a drivers license and birth certificate will not be accepted.
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries.
Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports. For more information on how to secure your passport, visit the U.S. Passport Services Office, or the websites listed below. These are highly rated by TopConsumerReviews.com. Fees generally range from $55 - $190 depending on services needed.
* CIBT-Global Passport and Visa Provider
* Passport and Visas
For those who need their documentation delivered quickly, try these services:
* U.S. Passport Services Office-Expedited Service
* AllStar Passport and Visas
* Passport Visas Express
If you are a U.S. citizen, there three documentation options to a U.S. passport:
1) Electronic Driver's License-Currently only available in 3 states.
2) Permanent Resident Card
3) Passport Card
If you are not a permanent U.S. resident or citizen, check with your local Mexican consulate to ask about the requirements and/or to take the necessary steps to get your visa. The requirements differ from country to country. For additional information on passport and Visa requirements for U.S. citizens, click here.