erikson medical: Medical travel services in Germany
erikson medical's philosophy is to help international patients take advantage of the excellent German healthcare sector. erikson helps people, who are seeking the best possible treatment, to restore their health. Together with a number of selected and renowned specialists, they organise a complete medical travel service ensuring patients receive support at all times.
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver"
- Mahatma Gandhi -
The organisation of your medical treatment in Germany
Every diagnosis requires individual, uniquely tailored treatment. Personal factors such as overall health, age, gender, professional position and occupation, cultural background, medical history, and personal hopes and wishes must also be taken into account. To ensure that all these elements are built into your treatment in Germany, erikson organises and supports the patient through one comprehensive package.
erikson's medical specialties for treatment in Germany
Germany is known for its excellent medical care. Highly complicated procedures and operations are performed by German specialists who use only the most recent treatment methods and latest technical equipment. People from around the world travel to Germany every year to take advantage of the German healthcare system.
Some of the most common specialties are heart and circulation, oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, plastic surgery and fertility treatment. In these fields of expertise, erikson works closely with excellent specialists who have of many years of experience and use state-of-the-art medical facilities.
Additional medical travel services are also available:
Health insurance during your stay
Translation of medical reports
Facilitation of communication with the doctor or hospital
Transport including private air transport, and in-flight medical support for serious cases
Cultural program, e.g. sightseeing, opera or ballet, day trip to an island by plane, visiting other European cities, shopping or sailing.
- Accommodation arrangements
Rehabilitation in Germany
Due to the progress in medical treatment and changes in lifestyle in the last century, the focus of healthcare has shifted from acute to chronic disease and from cause to impact. Rehabilitation is a specific form of treatment which focuses on the long-term effects of diseases and the prevention or reduction of disability. As a result, it has gained more and more importance in modern healthcare. The main feature of rehabilitation is interdisciplinary teamwork, which aims to achieve, or at least improve, the reintegration of patients into their social and vocational environments.
Medical checkups organised by erikson medical
Almost all health problems have symptoms that can be witnessed in the early stages. A regular checkup helps you to review your overall health and identify and deal with any health issues quickly, helping you to remain healthy.
Advantages of German healthcare
Germany not only has one of the world's leading universal healthcare systems, but also one of the oldest, dating back to Otto von Bismarck's social legislation. Scientific advances, the use of the latest medical equipment and procedures, as well as numerous specialised experts has made Germany a pioneer in this area. The medical care in Germany is one of the best in the world. Internationally, Germany has an above average number of doctors, specialists, dentists, nurses and hospital beds, resulting in a highly efficient medical system. In contrast to many other countries, there is basically no waiting time for medical treatment in Germany.
Costs of treatment in Germany
The average cost of medical treatment in Germany is considerably lower than that of, for example, the USA and Switzerland, while at the same time offering healthcare at a comparable level of quality and expertise. Through the transparent G-DRG system, costs for hospital treatment in Germany are being standardised for similar cases. This cost transparency is often the main reason why patients decide to travel to Germany for treatment.
Your first step towards your medical treatment in Germany
What happens after you contact erikson?
Upon receipt of your inquiry, erikson will have an in-depth discussion with you to understand your personal wishes and needs in order to come up with the best possible options for you. erikson will then put together a comprehensive report on the required medical and organisational services needed and, if necessary, organise the translation of your medical reports. The exact nature of your treatment will be based on this medical report and will be communicated directly to the clinic in Germany. You will then receive a proposal, including a cost estimate, for your treatment in Germany.
Study erikson's policy for more information. Should you have further questions, you can contact erikson at any time. erikson would like to emphasise that you will be provided with a personal point of contact who will look after you and with whom you can discuss your concerns. erikson recognises that the internet is anonymous place and can reassure you that it has many friendly faces and people dedicated to staying in touch with you.
Your medical stay in Germany
After you accept their proposal, erikson will immediately organise your medical stay in Germany, including international transport and accommodation for you and your family either in the hospital or at a hotel. If required, erikson will assist you with your visa arrangements.
As soon as you arrive in Germany, it will be erikson's pleasure to look after you. They can also arrange care in your home language, both for you and your family, leaving you free to concentrate on your treatment and your recovery.
Arrangements for support once you're back home
erikson will continue to support you even after you have returned home. If required, erikson can arrange for you to remain in touch with the doctor that treated you in Germany. erikson will also ensure that you receive all your medical reports.
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