What is Medical Tourism?

Medical treatments in the United States can be extremely expensive. A simple doctor’s visit can cost over $150 and a trip to the emergency room is often thousands of dollars. To avoid the financial burden of an unexpected medical procedure, the best option is sometimes in another country.

There are many misconceptions about medical tourism. This is mainly caused by the derogatory view that medicine abroad is inferior to our own. In fact, most countries have medical knowledge that equals or surpasses the US.

The cost of international travel, the procedure, hospital time, recovery, and expenses combined are usually lower than just the cost of the procedure in the US. Many insurance companies do not cover medical tourism, but O’NA HealthCare™ believes our members deserve the most effective care possible, regardless of whether it’s in the United States or elsewhere.

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Why We Cover Medical Tourism

  • O’NA HealthCare™ really will go to the ends of the earth for you.
  • When a medical catastrophe occurs, we realize the best options are not always the ones in your local community or state.
  • As a Native American Tribal co-operative, O’NA HealthCare™ has the flexibility to explore the best options for you outside of your state lines and even beyond the borders of the USA.
  • Not only does our Medical Tourism coverage ensure that you have the best options available, but it can be a powerful cost-saving initiative to you and O’NA HealthCare™.

A Medical Toursim Story:

A Member in Colorado is told by his doctor that he needs medically necessary back surgery. The Member learns that the long term success with lower back surgery may be only 45% and would like to take a minimally non-invasive orthopedic spinal solution that is available at an integrative orthopedic facility in California. The average cost for invasive back surgery is $24,500 and 2 weeks out of work; whereas, the non-invasive solution is $10,500 and only a week for recovery. We would set up the cash paid arrangements, pay the travel and lodging expenses for the member and a companion.

Another option may be to attend a contracted facility in Cancun, Mexico. The cost there is $4,500 for the same non-invasive procedure. As an extra incentive to attend the Cancun facility, we would cover your travel and lodging for you and a companion plus, cover your Maximum Out Of Pocket expense as well. You would save $4,500 and O’NA HealthCare™ would save another $1,000. This is a true Win-Win for everyone

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