Medical Tourism Boosts High Quality Healthcare for Children

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medical-tourismIn this day and age, consumers want the absolute best: the best products, the best services and even the best health care. Because of that, an increasing number of families are packing their bags and heading abroad to receive leading-edge, high-quality medical treatments, not just for themselves, but their children. HEALTH learns more….

Cook Children’s Health Care System, a not-for-profit, pediatric health care organization based in Fort Worth, Texas, is working to share its renowned services with the broader international audience.


It is the first independent pediatric hospital in the U.S., to offer a comprehensive movement disorders program that includes deep brain stimulation (DBS). As part of the International Services program at Cook Children’s, the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center is one of the five specialties offering comprehensive care to children with complex diagnoses to patients outside of the United States.

Its team has served patients from the Middle East, including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and others. Additionally, patients from Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru, are coming to Cook Children’s to receive expert care.

The International Patient Services staff – including physicians, nurses, patient navigators and clinical interpreters – will coordinate all aspects of each international patient’s visit.

The team will work to meet each family’s needs through concierge services designed to make the health care experience as comfortable, convenient, and efficient as possible. This includes
helping with visa requirements and coordinating travel plans, accommodation, and other services. As part of consideration for the program, the international patient families must be eligible
via private pay or through global nsurance.

Cook Children’s, a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization, is supported by one of the largest pediatric transport programs in the nation. Its Teddy Bear Transport team brings the most medically fragile children and neonates from throughout the United States and, now, Latin America to its award-winning medical center quickly and safely.

For more information or to refer a patient to the International Services program, please contact: 01-682-885-INTL (01- 682-885-4685) or visit: cookchildrensinternational.org.

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