Tips for budgeting medical treatment in Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport eGuide Travel/Flickr

Suvarnabhumi Airport ©eGuide Travel/Flickr

You probably know that Thailand is a premier destination for medical tourism. Thousands or even millions of tourists travel each year to Thailand for gaining medical treatments. There are numerous hospitals all over the country and the medial services are worldwide famous. One of the greatest advantages of medical treatments in Thailand is the low price of these.

In comparison with Western European hospitals for instance, Thai hospitals are way more cheaper. In case you are planning to travel to Thailand for medical treatments and you would like to save some money, I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will present you some tips for budgeting medical treatment in Thailand.

Tips for budgeting travel to Thailand

There are medical travel facilitators who offer full package deal for tourists, including travel, accommodation and medical treatment. These packages are very convenient, but they can cost way more than arranging you own travel. In case you would like to save some money, I recommend you to arrange your own travel.

Book your treatment and flight during the low season. This is also a great way to save money. For instance Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by many airlines. Besides, it is also worth booking your journey in time.

Suvarnabhumi Airport eGuide Travel/Flickr

Suvarnabhumi Airport ©eGuide Travel/Flickr

Tips for budgeting accommodation

Popular medical tourism destinations, including Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya offer a large variety of accommodation for all budgets. So, if you are looking for cheap accommodation, you will have the possibility to choose from several options. An important task in choosing the right accommodation is finding out whether they have easy access and a friendly staff. These are very important factors for patients coming out of the hospitals.

The main campus of Bangkok Hospital at Soi Soonvijai, for instance, offers a good apartment, including 38 rooms. With studio and deluxe room types, the apartment is a great choice for medical tourists. The rooms cost from only 1,800 Baht per night, including breakfast.

Bangkok hospital smalljude/Flickr

Bangkok hospital ©smalljude/Flickr

Tips for budgeting medical treatments

There are numerous hospitals in Thailand which offer medical packages. These are excellent for saving money, of course, if you need all the included treatments. To make sure you know all the details of your treatment, ask specific questions before you start it in order to get a realistic estimate of the costs.

Make sure to ask about doctor’s fees and in-patient room costs, too. Besides, ask whether they offer cheaper alternatives or not. There may occur extra fees for laboratory tests and medicine, depending on your treatment.

Bangkok hospital room Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It./Flickr

Bangkok hospital room ©Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It./Flickr

 

 

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