Carib-a-Travel offers first medical trip to Medellin

POSTED: 05/9/16 12:09 PM

St. Maarten News – Medical tourism seems to develop in the opposite direction for the first time with an offer from Carib-a-Travel for a ‘medical or vacation’ trip to Medellin in Colombia. The trip, at a cost of $950 a head, is from June 4 to 11 and registration closes next Wednesday, May 11.

The offer includes, apart from the return ticket and 7 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation, of transport to and from the airport, hotel and clinic, assistance with all doctor appointments and test schedules, interpreters Spanish-English and professional guides.

According to the offer published by Carib-a-Travel full medical checkups including lab tests and medical imaging are priced between $350 and $500.

Clinic services include a lab, x-rays, mammography, ultrasound, dental, eye specialist, gynecologist, cancer prevention programs, surgery, pediatrics and “hemodinamist” cardiology. (The correct term for the latter service is hemodynamic cardiology).

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