How to prepare for your trip…
Step 1: The patient provides personal information
a Full name of the patient. Date of birth. Current address, phone number, email contact. Work and workplace.
b The disease has been diagnosed. Type of request for medical examination or treatment abroad (For example, general examinations, cancer screening, specific medical examination, follow-up, treatment consultation, treatment …)
c Intended date and time of travel abroad for medical treatment
d Summary of disease detection and treatment up to the present time.
e History of treatment journey.
f What medications have been taken
g What is the current status of the patient
Step 2: Transfer personal and medical information to a hospital in foreign country
Patient or family members who will submit patient records include: initial examination and treatment results up to the present time including: images saved on USB/icloud/g.drive or CT, PEP-CT, MRI, ultrasound … , results of blood, urine, tests, conclusion of the doctor, prescriptions …
Patient records will be translated by a medical professional. Quotation for costs of translation and document transfer to a hospital at a foreign country. If the patient agrees to the quotation, the patient will pay this fee.
Step 3: Consult the patient after reviewing medical report
Within 2 days, MEDIFLY will transfer the translated medical report to the foreign hospital, the foreign physician specialist will read and analyze the patient’s medical report and provide an opinion on the previous treatment in Vietnam and advise on the next course of treatment overseas
MEDIFLY will translate the entire contents of the doctor’s consultation into Vietnamese and send it to the patient. The patient will pay this consultation fee in advance to the MEDIFLY office.
Step 4: Responding to patient (within 3 days)
MEDIFLY responds to the patient about their medical results and detailed information on the next steps. We will provide a patient acceptance letter from hospital and doctor information along with the treatment plan and protocol. A cost estimate and admission details will also be provided.
Step 5: Confirm with the patient whether the treatment decision is made overseas.
The patient or family member will confirm with MEDIFLY about the decision for treatment abroad. MEDIFLY will also provide alternative options should the patient and the family require other choices.
MEDIFLY will also arrange to certify patient fit for travel in cases where this is required
Step 6: Collecting application for medical treatment (medical visa, if necessary)
Patient is required to submit a medical visa application form to MEDIFLY (details vary by country).
If being requested by the foreign hospital, the patient will pay in advance of the admission fee on the basis of a quotation from the foreign hospital, and a support service fee from MEDIFLY. This hospital admission fee will be paid by MEDIFLY on behalf of the patient. If the foreign hospital does not request an advance payment, the patient will pay directly to the hospital.
Step 7: Inform the result of medical visa application to patient (if any)
If the patient goes to have medical treatment in countries that require medical visas for Vietnamese people (Japan, Korea, India, Dubai, USA and Europe …), this will be the case.
From the time the patient submits all required documents and the advance of hospital fees to the time getting visa approval, will take about 1 week to 15 days.
Step 8: MEDIFLY supports patients and family members to send patients overseas, hospitalized safely and on schedule.
Before departure, the MEDIFLY guides the patient, or authorized family member, to sign confidentiality agreements, medical care agreement … A representative from MEDIFLY abroad will assist patients and family members during the course of the patient’s treatment abroad. MEDIFLY regularly contact the patient, their physician or family member as needed. MEDIFLY provides essential services throughout the course of patient treatment in foreign country such as medical transport, Vietnamese-speaking medical translator at hospital and outside hospital…
Step 9: Support the patient post treatment
After treatment abroad, MEDIFLY will regularly contact patients for their health status and arrange a follow-up visit with a specialist in Vietnam in case of necessity.
Your well-being is our priority!
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Can Medifly provide a 2nd opinion service?Yes, we have a strong network with experienced clinical doctors in the region who will give you a proper medical opinion.
1 What is a 2nd opinion?
- Second opinion is a decision-support tool for ratification or modification of a suggested treatment, by another physician.
- Second opinion may have a critical influence on the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The patient can benefit from treatment optimization and avoid unnecessary risks.
2 What does second opinion accomplish?
- Answer: A doctor will provide answers to all your questions regarding your diagnosis and treatment plan.
- Assurance: Second opinion decreases the probability of wrong diagnosis, medical malpractice and inadequate approach. You will gain confidence in diagnosis and treatment effectiveness.
- Economy: You don’t need to apply for visa and worry about going abroad, consultation is conducted remotely. This saves up the money, and the most valuable resource — time.
- Best Doctors: Medifly arranges remote consultation with world-renowned specialists whose treating experience is over 20 years.
3 When to request second medical opinion?
- When your physician cannot establish a diagnosis.
- You doubt diagnosis correctness.
- Treatment was prescribed before establishing final diagnosis.
- Treatment is not effective, the disease is progressing.
- You have been prescribed a procedure and want to know about other treatment options.
- You want to receive recommendations from the world’s best specialists.
4 How to get a 2nd medical opinion?
1. PREPARE THE DOCUMENTS
- Medical report
- Test results
- Disease history
- Prescribed treatment plan (if any)
2. SUBMIT A REQUEST
Medifly Doctor-Coordinator will contact you on the shortest notice to schedule the remote consultation with a specialist. You will receive an opinion report after the consultation.
A better hospital oversea with affordable cost
Can Medifly consult me to find a better hospital oversea within my affordable budget?Our team with strong experience in healthcare consulting will help you to choose the optimal hospital within your budget
I cannot speak foreign language? How can I communicate with oversea doctors?Medifly provides medical translators who can speak your native language at the hospital where you will visit.
Are there options for treatment of diseases overseas other than in my home country?Our network of hospitals and senior doctors provide access to the most advance techniques and updated treatment guidelines in their daily clinical practice. Medifly coordinates with them to give you the best solutions.
Will Medifly support me to follow up after treatment in my home country?Medifly coordinates closely with oversea hospitals and doctors to monitor your health status after treatment by ensuring post treatment follow-up care is continued either at home or overseas
I have special dietary programs, for example, gluten free, no carb/low card, food allergy, etc… Will Medifly support me during my oversea trip to select proper food?We at Medifly are more than happy to support all your dietary needs at destinations to make sure you are safe and sound
Will Medifly provide logistic service including booking for flights, ground transportation, hotels, restaurants, translator, visa, travel insurance et…?Yes Medifly provides all logistic services depending on your needs
Will Medifly make appointment will oversea doctor for me and arrange time to travel?Yes Medifly will make appointment with your expected doctor/hospital in the shortest time and arrange for your travel as well if required
How long to stay oversea for a treatment?The length of your overseas stay will depend on the kind of treatment you will undergo. A specific treatment plan with estimated time of stay will be provided clearly for your consideration in order you to make proper arrangements to travel.
How much does it cost for my treatment? Is it expensive?Treatment cost will vary on each treatment plan and procedure; estimated costs will be provided to you before your travelling.
How can I trust the quality of the foreign doctors?To begin with, one of our key service offerings to you is to provide all the information to you about the doctors in order for you to make the most educated decision possible. We will provide you with resumes and facilitate phone conversations or even video conferences. If you are still not comfortable, we will work to provide you with the information about the doctors that is important to you.
Are the hospitals safe?A large part of our value to you is that we have visited these facilities personally and can attest to their standards of hygiene, modernity and advance of technology. Additionally, even though the hospitals in our network have accreditation from their government and non-government entities, we continue to work with the executive management teams of the foreign hospitals in our network to seek accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI).
What if I don’t find the procedure that I am interest in on your website?If you are interested in or require a certain procedure that is not listed on our website, please contact us so that we may assist you in your search. Our network covers a wide spectrum of medical procedures, from the least invasive procedures to the most advanced procedures.
Why should I work with a medical tourism service agency?You don’t have to work with a medical tourism service agency. You can contact an overseas hospital directly, schedule your appointments, and book all your arrangements on your own. Many people have done this. However, if you work with a reputable service agency like Medifly, we have taken care of all the guesswork for you. We have personally inspected all of their affiliate hospitals, met the doctors, and have established strong relationships with accredited, reputable and trusted hospitals around the world.