Medical tourism has become a trend that is spreading in almost all European countries. Croatia is one of the most popular destinations for this type of tourism. Read more about this type of tourism from Wikipedia!
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The reason why people travel for medical care is primarily a crisis in health care systems in developed countries, high prices of health services, long waiting lists, and general trends of population aging.
Why should you choose Croatia as a destination for the health/medical tourism?
The primary reason for you medical travel in Croatia is the riches of nature and clean surroundings.
- European quality
- Competitive prices
- Beautiful destination
- EU health insurance
Croatia boasts thermal and mineral springs, sea water and air, rivers and lakes, mountainous regions and islands that provide peace and tranquility as the most important condition for physical and mental recovery of man.
Some regions as Opatija, known as the founder of the tourism in Croatia, from 1880 is famous for its therapeutic abilities that can be found in climate, vegetation and favorable position by the sea at the foot of mountains.
Considering that Croatia is one of the countries that offer high quality health services at very affordable prices will be additional reason for medical travel. Price of services, depending on the content of the treatment or procedure, can be much cheaper than the same services and procedures in other Western European countries.
Tourist attraction and favorable climate, excellent medical services and tourism, the reputation of the medical staff and the price competitiveness of Croatia in providing medical services, make Croatia an ideal destination for medical tourism.
According to a study at Yale University and Columbia, Croatia holds a high place among the countries in the world when talking about ecology and the cleanest in the region.
The best medical tourism treatments in Croatia
Croatia plastic surgery has become very good value for those who are looking for cosmetic surgery abroad with highly professional staff, well organized patient transfer, accommodation and aftercare.
Croatia is offering a high level of service in all aspects. Croatia is well known for its excellent plastic surgeons that are, when it comes to quality, on the same level as their colleagues in the USA or EU.
Dental tourism in Croatia
Dental services in Croatia is much affordable in comparison to the same services in the western European countries and other continents.
Unlike most of the western countries, in Croatia there are no waiting lists. Patients receive immediate care, and besides saving money they save a lot of time.
While the primary motivation for most patients is affordable dental care, for some people it’s a great opportunity to combine dental care with traveling/vacations.
The best medical travel destinations in Croatia
Zagreb (Croatian capital) has a long tradition of health promotion and world famous medical experts work in state clinics, and also in many private clinics that possess the top-quality medical equipment. The city has a university with faculties of medicine, dental medicine and physical medicine, as well as 5 state clinics, famous for their long tradition.
What makes the city of Zagreb a European capital of Health and Medicine is a connection between a large number of medical institutions with high-quality medical staff, the educational impact of universities with faculties of medical sciences, and a large number of preventive health programs that are conducted during the year in the City of Zagreb.
While France has its Nice or Italians their Monte Carlo, Croatia is very proud of this Riviera sometimes called ‘Old Dame’ or ‘Nice of Adriatic’. Name Opatija derives from the old Benedictine abbey of St.James (Sveti Jakov). Opatija means Abbey.
One of the most outstanding Opatija’s Riviera highlight is the famous beach-side promenade, Lungo Mare, where you may choose to stroll for more than 12 km.
This beautiful cobblestone walkway starts in Voslko and extends on to Opatija, Icici, Ika and Lovran. The construction of the promenade began in 1885 and completed in 1889 when Opatija was proclaimed a climatic health resorts.
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With a long standing tradition in health care services and beautiful and calm scenery, Opatija has been a popular destination for medical tourism for practically a century.