How to prepare yourself for medical travel in Thailand?
We’ve developed a checklist to help you planning and preparing for your medical travel in Thailand.
Have a valid passport: Check if your passport is valid and if you need a visa to travel to the destination country.
Purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance protects you against unseen events, like cancelled flights, delayed flights, lost baggage, theft etc.
Consider medical tourism insurance. Some patients prefer to insure their medical travel for complete safety and peace of mind. Make sure the insurance you purchase covers your special medical needs.
Money Matters : Whether you will pay by cash or card make sure you have enough money and some additional cash in local currency. Before going abroad,notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel and forewarn that you are planning to make a large payment abroad as otherwise, they may treat it as suspicious and block your account and check exchange rates.
Bring important medical documents with you, such as copies of any tests, x-rays, all of the imaging diagnosis outcomes, older physical tests, previous discharge papers, your RH blood test or medical histories relating to your medical problem. A medical summary is very helpful to pack in case of any emergency during your travels.
Ensure that you have a contact data to your healthcare provider, your patient assistant,your transport provider.
Carry sufficient medication to last through your trip.
Check the country weather forecast and prepare yourself.
Health Precautions – Check out recommendations for vaccinations and other health considerations, it might be necessary to get a vaccination.
Make photocopies of your passport and immunization records, and keep them in a separate location. It’s a lot easier to get a replacement of your passport if you’ve got a copy.
Buy a proper flight ticket. Make sure someone will pick you up from the airport.
Things you should also pack :
1. A set of casual clothes and comfortable shoes for your physiotherapy and rehabilitation – depending on the course of hospitalization and your plans and make sure that your clothes are comfortable for your type of medical procedure .
2. Your mobile phone with a charger.