People often have different reasons, both practical and personal, for pursuing medical tourism. It is travelling offshore to get medical/surgical treatment, full executive checkup, dental services and cosmetics for the following reasons:
With almost all the currencies higher than the Philippine Peso value, it would not be costly to try one of the best medical facilities in Southeast Asia. Just remember to save some funds in your Visa or Mastercard before you travel for urgent needs and shopping. Shopping? Yes, because we have the biggest mall in Asia and there is a shopping center all over the place. Even the basic commodities are cheap for daily living.
Majority of the Filipino doctors studied and trained in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and some other parts in Europe. They have specialized in other countries and are continuously practicing and mastering in their fields here in their country.
Five (5) top performing hospitals in the capital city, Metro Manila, are all JCI accredited (an American accrediting body) with 2 of which St. Luke’s Medical Center (Global and Quezon City) are TEMOS accredited hospitals. TEMOS is a German based accrediting body. Not to mention that St. Luke’s Medical Center (Global and Quezon City) are positioned in the TOP 10 of their list for Asia.
Being the third largest English-speaking country in the world, the barrier is not even possible to be felt. Filipinos do not just know how to speak but are fluent in conversing with years of practice from the American occupancy. The way the words are spoken are very much clear than English people themselves.
You will need the following items:
Though you will be accompanied by a dedicated case manager the whole medical itinerary, it is best to travel with a companion for emergency needs. When admitted, there are nurses on duty for 24 hours to see that you are comfortable and you have all your needs.
Philippines is actually a safe country. In the capital city, Metro Manila, walking in the streets is possible since the area is being occupied by different races traveling for medical purposes, business and leisure.
Most of the Major International Currencies are accepted in the country. US and AUS Dollars, Pound and Euro are commonly exchanged to PESO.