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Frequently Asked Questions

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- What is medical tourism?

Medical Tourism is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical care.

- Why do patients travel abroad for medical treatment?

Patients are traveling to other countries to receive better quality of healthcare for more affordable prices with no waiting times.

- Is medical tourism for you?

Medical tourism is something that can allow you to get the medical treatment you need when you need it, and at a more affordable price.

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- Why should you consider medical treatments or surgical procedure in Turkey?

Medical tourism has become a booming sector in Turkey, with 700,000 people visiting the country last year for every type of medical treatment. Turkey provides better quality treatment at lower costs when compared to Europe, the U.S. and other western countries. Some surgeries are 90 percent cheaper than other countries yet Turkey has the highest amount of JCI accredited hospitals in the world. This coupled with cultural and natural attractions, makes Turkey a leading medical tourism destination.

- Why does medical care cost less in Turkey?

  • Lower cost of labour and the more modest standard of living
  • Lower real estate values and lower cost of construction
  • Favourable exchange rates and lower government taxes, less administrative paperwork, thus less
    red tape
  • Less expensive medical supplies/equipment/medications

- Why should you work with a medical tourism service agency?

There are several advantages of working with a medical tourism agency as they manage everything for you and help you make right decisions.

- What are the important things to do before medical treatment abroad?

  • Consult your local / family doctor before you take the flight
  • Ensure that your passport and visa is in proper order
  • Get your medical records properly arranged and filed
  • Get a one-point contact with us
  • Appropriate logistical arrangements can save you time and money and earn you
  • Ensure that payment arrangements are in place
  • Keep your important medical information handy
  • Give yourself some breathing space

- What payment method do you offer? Are there any hidden costs?

Absolutely not. One of our main values is to work transparently, so that every patient can feel safe and sure about what they pay and get. Patients pay their cost at the beginning of treatment.

- How long will my treatment take?

After examining your medical document and reports, your doctor will give you the necessary information to you through our agents as soon as possible. Your agent will give you the expected treatment plan.

- What are the risks?

Whether performed in your region or across borders, a medical procedure always carries some degree of risk. What we can say is that by working with only the highest quality institutions and doctors, we strive to ensure that the level of risk is no greater than if you were treated in your local area.

- Is the travel health risky?

There are always risks in the treatment process. Our main goals are minimazing the risk and providing the treatment at the most realiable health instituations. All hospitals and clinics we work with have high technological qualities, well educated staff and the expert physician team. You can request contact information of our contracted health institutions.

- Health System of Turkey

There are more than 1700 state and private hospitals which works depending on Ministry of Health.

- Why Turkey?

Since the establishment of the Turkish Republic, Turkey is accepted as the health center of Middle east with attaching importance to the health by the high qualified technology and experienced pyhsician team.

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- Why should I prefer Turkey ?

Your agency is also very important for your safety and comfortance as well as the factors like hospitals and physicians.. Turkey is one of the countries where you can live comfortably and securely in all respects thanks to the fast growing economy. Life quality is high in cities like İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir although the population is dense. Turkey, which is at the junction of the European and Asian continents, is especially preferred by the citizens of Asia and Africa.

- Visa Procedures

Your process starts from your decision to be treated in Turkey and the file which shows your treatment will be done in Turkey is sent to you by the health center that you where the physician you preferred is employed in order to be used in your visa application.

- What is the JCI Joint Commission International ?

JCI Joint Commission International is a certificate of conformity. Turkey is the leading country in terms of having hospitals with this certificate.

- Transfer at the airport

You are welcomed by our assistants when your plane landed at the airport.

- Why MedCareTrip?

As MedCareTrip, we are dedicated to bringing you the best medical treatment available in Turkey. Unlike other medical tourism companies, we employ doctors to give you the highest quality service. Our doctors review medical reports of each patient in detail and recommend the best doctor and hospital combinations.

MedCareTrip closely monitors all phases of each patient’s medical treatment until patient is discharged from the hospital.

- Hotel Reservation and Accommodation

Hotel bookings are done in accordance with your approval by the time you decide. You are placed into hotels by our assistants after airport transfering.

- How do I apply to the visa for Turkey?

Before you come to Turkey please be sure that the validity of your passport is at least 90 days. You can stay as a tourist for up to 3 months with a single input depending on the country you came from.

There is no need to have visa pre-application for many other citizens, they can get the tourist visa at the border directly. But you should click and visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to learn the valid visa conditions of your country. You can also apply to the Turkish Consulates that is located in your country. Turkish visa costs 10 euros for the passport of United Kingdom and it should be paid as sterling. The cost of visa for Americans and Australians is 15 euros and for Canadians is 45 euros.

It is free for New Zealanders, 10 euros for some EU countries and it should be paid as euro. Visas are valid for 2 months and has many entrances. Every people included children have to take visa who has passport.

- Cashpoints, Traveler's Check and Credit Card

Cashpoints exist in Turkey. Consents and instructions of European credit and debit cards are in English and generally available. İnternational credit and debit cards are widely accepted at shops and restaurants in Turkey. However carrying cash is recommended for small stores and cafes especially in rural area. Traceler’s checks can be exchanged at the banks, big hotels and exchange offices.

- Opening- Closing Time

Shopping centers give service with lots of brands from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m every day. Museums can be visited from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m in every day of week except Mondays. The pharmacies which are closed on Sundays work from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. On the other hand there are overtimed branches in all areas. Finally, lots of banks which gives services all across Turkey welcome customers from 9 a.m. To 17 p.m.

- Electrical Network Voltage

Electrical network voltage is 220 Volt and 50 Hertz. Central European type socket (two-pronged) and receipts are standard in Turkey.

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