Health tourism is the practice of traveling to a tourist destination with the main purpose of receiving health treatment. By combining medical treatments at top-notch hospitals with a once in a lifetime vacation, health tourism offers a wholesome perspective on health not only focusing on the physical but also on the emotional healing of its patients.
Every year, 500 million patients travel to seek medical treatment and Turkey is one of the top 10 destinations in health tourism. Why? Because Turkey has multiple high quality hospitals and private practices that are strictly supervised by the Ministry of Health to meet the EU standards. Turkey is also relatively inexpensive compared to other destinations, has wonderful weather and climate all year around compared to many European destinations, and it is geographically located at the crossroads of Asia-Europe-Africa and thus is always a dream tourist destination. According to the statistics provided by the Turkish Ministry of health, as of 2014, 500’000 foreign patients have sought medical treatments in Turkey, and this number has been steadily increasing every year.
There are several advantages to using health tourism in Turkey and in Fethiye in particular. Firstly, health tourism takes you away from your daily routines and energizes you by taking you to new peaceful surroundings. Secondly, health tourism offers you a higher quality healthcare treatment for a much lower price. Thirdly, Fethiye is very easily accessible from Europe. Turkish airlines (www.turkishairlines.com), the flagship carrier of Turkey, flies to more than 200 international destinations and offers 25% discounts for those travelers seeking medical treatment in Turkey. Furthermore, there are a number of low-cost carriers with direct flights to Turkey, such as EasyJet, Thomas Cook, and Monarch to name a few.
Through the wholesome practice of health tourism, patients get first class medical care for a lower price, while also enjoying a much-needed vacation on the Mediterranean after their medical treatment.
Everything that comes to mind when thinking of the Mediterranean, Fethiye offers it. In particular, Fethiye has multiple “blue flag beaches” that have been approved by the Foundation for Environmental Education for its sustainable beauty (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Flag_beach). Fethiye also is a small town far away from industrial wastelands and is a leading city in organic agriculture. Moreover, Fethiye is only 45 minutes (40km/24 miles) to the international Dalaman airport (http://www.yda.aero/Dalaman_en/). The city also hosts 2 major private hospitals and multiple private clinics specializing in various health fields. As a result, Fethiye is the health tourism destination in the region.
More importantly, receiving medical treatment in Fethiye with us offers a crucial benefit: post-surgery treatments and your GP’s house visits are included in the total cost. In most European countries, patients pay more for post-treatment services and doctors’ house visits than for their hospital stays because such in-house treatments are treated as luxury services. However, in Fethiye, our prices include your GP’s house visits after your treatment. We can help you recover after your surgery no matter where you are, be it at your hotel or vacation villa. Such free of cost post-surgery treatment is what differentiates us from other health care providers. As a result, chronic conditions, such as high sugar levels or high blood pressures, can be treated more effectively. Once the patients receives their medical treatment at the hospital and their condition is normalized, they can enjoy their vacation and continue to receive post-treatment health advise from their doctors at their hotels, spas, villas etc. After the final tests, patients can return to their home countries safely…