What is TripForCure?
TripForCure is an online platform and medical tourism facilitator that will assist you access various kinds of medial and wellness treatments and facilities. Our team of experts provide personalized healthcare packages based on the needs and requirements of our clients. We as a company have partnered up with some of the best healthcare and wellness service providers in various parts of the world such Africa, Europe, USA, Canada, India, etc. Being a one stop solution to your entire medical and wellness needs, we provide all the necessary assistance medical tourists need when they make the choice to access timely and quality treatment of their desire.
How does the process work?
Once you get in touch with any of our experts, we will send you an official mail about all the necessary documents you need. After you submit the documents, our team of experts will consult one of our onboard doctors based on your medical condition to understand what kind of treatment you need as well as the kind of equipment’s needed for you. Based on a proper analysis, we will select the hospitals and or alternative wellness centers that are ideal for your treatment and suggest the same for you. We will also let you know the likely duration of your treatment and other vital information such as any additional services you may need, cost estimates. If you so request, our team of experts can also make arrangements for your medical visa by providing the necessary documentation and medical recommendations/ cover letter.
What are factors that influence cost of treatment?
One of the main determinant of cost of treatment is the condition for which treatment is sought. Equally important in cost determination is the location of the hospital/ clinic or wellness center, due to the nature of economy of such a country that influence healthcare cost. Currency conversion rate is the other factor influencing healthcare and treatment cost. This is true for patients travelling from Africa, USA, Europe to emerging economies like India, which is one of the well known medical tourism destinations worldwide. Given the fact that India is still a growing market in the medical tourism industry, all medical charges and associated costs are more affordable compared to those in developed economies. The costs notwithstanding, TripForCure ensures our placement to access the best treatment delivered by top notch professionals, with minimum wait period or hustle, and at affordable cost.
Looking for a particular Hospital or Treatment centre?
We at TripForCure are committed to getting you to where you feel most comfortable to access medical treatment and care. Our equally important goal is to keep updating our partnered hospital list on a regular basis to expand a range of available treatment locations for flexibility, accessibility as well as cost. If the hospital you are looking for is not on our list, you can let us know. We may be in talking terms with the particular hospital and will contact them on your behalf.
What if the hospital I choose does not meet my requirements?
You do not have to worry; the hospitals that are mentioned in our partnered list are the best in the particular country. They are known for their state of the art medical facilities and services. Nevertheless, just in case such a situation arises, our experts will guide you and help you choose the hospital that not only fits within your budget, but also takes care of all your medical needs and requirements.
Is the price quotation that I receive the final one or are there any hidden charges?
The quotation that you get from us is the approximate cost of the expenses you will incur for your medical treatment. The cost may vary depending on various factors that include nature and scope of treatment and the duration of your stay in the hospital, further tests that may have to be taken, taxes applicable for your medical treatment and any further recommendations made at the hospital/ wellness centre. Our practice and services embrace transparency and do not have hidden charges in our provision of support services to all our clients.
What would a quotation include?
The quotation you receive from us would normally include the travelling cost, the hospital stay, the hotel stay, visa formalities, approximate cost of the medical treatment, the doctor’s fee, any additional services or facilities that you need, depending on your treatment schedule as guided by the hospital.
What about my visa, do I have to make the arrangements or will you do it for me?
You do not have to make any arrangements for your visa as TripForCure will handle your visa paperwork on your behalf. All you need to do is provide us with all the relevant documentations required for your visa application.
Will my insurance cover my medical costs?
Once you provide the details of your insurance company, we will get in touch with your insurance company in relation to treatment cover matters. In circumstances where the medical insurance is insufficient to cover the entire medical treatment cost, TripForCure may recommend coverage for your needs.
I do not have insurance, what can I do about that?
If you do not have an insurance coverage, you do not have to worry. We will help you get one that will be apt for you. We will let you know about the insurance premium and tenure as well as let you know about other available options to choose from.
I need help since I do not know where to start
We have a team of experts that are available to support your timely needs for medical attention. You can get in touch with any one of them for due guidance. All you need to do is send us your medical records, copy of any most recent medical tests undertaken alongside with your passport copy and leave the rest to us.
Can I make changes to the recommended dates?
Yes, you can make changes to the travel and treatment dates to suit your specific needs or situation. However, we would like to inform you that the dates recommended by our medical professionals are based on their observations and study of your case as well as availability/ schedule of specific experts for your case. As much as it is advisable to stick to those dates, we can always let the specialist(s) know about your request for alternative dates.
What factors should I keep in mind while selecting a hospital?
Although we will help you to choose a hospital that is well equipped for your health condition, if you prefer to make a choice, you are free to do so. While selecting a hospital, the factors you should keep in mind will include but may not be limited to:
- The kind of medical treatment/procedure that is recommended for you
- The hospital charges including taxes, doctors fee, treatment costs etc.;
- The kind of facilities and services the hospital provides;
- The type of doctor (general or specialist practitioners) needed for your condition;
I would like to opt for a second opinion before I decide if I want to go ahead with the treatment, Can I?
Sure, you have the flexibility to seek a second opinion. From our experience, the most cost-effective and timely way to do this is at your home country. Otherwise, we can make all the necessary arrangements for you to speak to other specialists apart from those recommended to treat your condition. Often times, a video /conference call at a mutually agreed time between you and the doctor is all it takes.
Is it possible for me to choose the hotel and flight dates as per my budget?
We at TripForCure do not bind any of our clients. If you want to choose the dates and hotel that you are comfortable with, you can surely do so. The only thing that we would recommend is to keep in mind the urgency of your medical condition and the treatment anagement implications that are compelling towards your expedient recovery.
Once I reach the destined treatment location, will I get the necessary assistance for my medical treatment?
Yes, these considerations are core to TripForCure in planning your medical trip. Once you arrive at the location, we will assign a relationship manager who will take care of you during your stay. He/She will ensure that all your needs are fully met as per schedule drawn out with you. He/she will also respond to any amendments to your schedule of treatment and or stay on location, bearing in mind your specific needs and comfort.
I only know how to speak my native language, how will I understand what is being said to me?
You do not have to worry about that. We at TripForCure have a team of translators who are specialized in various international languages. We will identify and assign a suitable person who can speak your language and will be with you during your entire stay at the treatment location.
Is it possible to cancel my procedure at the last minute? If so, would there be any cancellation charges?
Although this is not advisable, should need arise that you cancel your procedure, you can do so. There would be cancellation charges applicable as per our company policy which you will be informed about in advance, and may vary with different hospitals and wellness centers.
What if I want to make changes to my trip and avail other medical/alternative treatment and services; Can I?
Yes, you can always make changes to the itinerary of your trip in case you want to avail yourself other medical/alternative treatment or services as long as your stay on location is within the validity of your medical visa. However, should the need arise, we will help you avail an extension of your medical visa at an additional charge. All you need to do in this regard is let us know well in advance so that we can do the necessary paperwork for extending your visa.
Can you tell me about the payment schedule and how I should make it?
We will provide you will all the necessary information and let you know how and when you can make your payments. The payment schedule will be decided based on various factors such as:
- The type of medical treatment you are pursuing;
- The hospital/healthcare facility you are opting for;
- Any additional charges/special services (e.g. additional and or confirmatory tests;
- Your tickets and hotel stay;
- The insurance premium/cost and various other factors such as overheads
How much money can I carry with me while travelling for treatment abroad?
You most certainly need to keep enough cash at hand for any immediate purchase, transportation costs, and other such nitty gritty expenses. If you have an international Debit or Credit card, you can always use it in places like the hotel, hospital, and restaurant and in most shopping areas. Apart from that, you also have the flexibility of exchanging foreign currencies at the airport, financial intuitions like a bank or an authorized agent. If you need any help to exchange your currency, your relationship manager will help you out.
After I return to my home country, what happens to my post-operative treatment and care?
Even before you get back home, all the necessary documentation and medical records will be provided to your doctor at your home country. That is part of a service we provide you. Apart from that, our specialist at the treatment location will also provide a detailed report of the further medical care and post-operative needs that are recommended. Prescription medications for your condition that span an identified period of time will also be provided on location prior to your departure for home. As much as possible, all the medications you need will be provided to you prior to your departure of the hospital. Where need be, arrangements for refills at the home country can be provided by the specialists before your departure. Our specialists on location will also recommend substitute medication based on the availability of the same at your home country. Your overall satisfaction and well-being is in-built in the planning process of what TripForCure can be trusted to provide you.