With a population that is increasingly becoming aware of the need for preventative medicine and recognizing health problems before they become major issues, health screenings for a variety of purposes have become very popular. Health screenings on everything from executive check-ups to cancer screenings are available at vastly reduced cost in various countries.
Health Screenings and the Medical Tourist
Of all the medical reasons people are traveling to other countries, health screenings make, by far, the most sense:
A Desire To Save Money
In many cases a person does not have health insurance or their plan does not cover it, and costs in other countries are priced for the local economy. Thus, considerable cost savings are possible when seeking health screenings.
High Quality Care
Many hospitals have the very latest imaging and diagnostic equipment like PET/CT, MRI, etc.
An Opportunity For A Value-Added Tourism Experience
Many health screenings can be done in a single day or two, so there is a chance to enjoy a value-added experience. In fact, with the money that is often saved, one can pay for an entire vacation, in essence getting the vacation for free.