Medical tourism or health tourism is the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country. Traditionally, people would travel from less developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for medical treatment that was unavailable in their own communities.
The recent trend is for people from Europe and America to travel to developing countries like Sri Lanka for medical treatments because of cost consideration, though the traditional pattern still continues. Another reason for travel for medical treatment is because some treatments may not be legal in the home country, such as some fertility procedures.
Some people travel to obtain medical surgeries or other treatments. Some people go abroad for dental tourism or fertility tourism. People with rare genetic disorders may travel to another country where treatment of these conditions is better understood. However, virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, convalescent care and even burial services are available.
We at Ceylon Heritage Tours (Ceylon Tourist Board Reg No: SLTDA/SQ/TA/01561) are linked with The Central Hospital, one of the biggest private hospitals in Colombo, Sri Lanka. You can visit The Central Hospital website and ascertain the facilities and variety of tests offered. You could then inform us before planning your tour, where we can discuss with the hospital and make arrangement to do the testings prior to your tour.
Furthermore, we are linked with the professional aesthetic Skin clinic Lush.
We are also associated with the Ayurveda Health Resort as well.