Going abroad for medical treatment, especially surgery, is not something many British people would think of first, when in need for medical care. However, after considering waiting times on the NHS and an obvious alternative - private treatment in the UK, most patients would do exactly that – seek for options to go abroad for getting the medical treatment they need – allowing themselves to choose their treatment date sooner, and lowering their costs significantly.
Vilnius, Lithuania -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2015 -- Most British people would choose a European country for their treatment and would cover their travel and medical care costs out of their pocket. Not many people know about their right to get their costs reimbursed by the NHS after being treated at any hospital in the EU.
How to Get Surgery Cost Reimbursed By the NHS - Patients From the UK Save Up To 80% On Surgery Abroad:
The EU directive says that patients can choose the hospital and country freely within the EU, and the NHS would cover the cost of the treatment as long as the treatment is covered by the NHS and the cost paid abroad does not exceed the amount that the treatment costs in the UK.
Andrius Jonutis, General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita - the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, says: "When patients from the UK want to come to Kardiolita for a surgery or any other type of medical treatment, we always let them know how to get treatment cost reimbursed by the NHS – and most of them choose to follow our suggested process in order to get the payment reimbursement. Fact is that 95% of patients do not even know they can do that."
Even though travel costs would not be reimbursed, having the cost of the surgery alone covered makes a huge difference – in most cases, it saves up to 80% of the total cost for the patient, which is significant savings.
For more information, please send an enquiry at: http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/send-message or call +44 (0) 203 290 0070.
Kardiolita is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998 Kardiolita provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.
Private Hospital "Kardiolita"
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania