Health | 2019-10-11← Back
Except for tourists and expats with proper travel insurance, medical evacuations for residents have become more difficult. In the past, hospitals used to overdo these expensive extractions but now insurance companies keep a closer eye on situations that require an evacuation. Based on the opinion of a qualified medical specialist that attention cannot be given well enough locally, evacuations abroad need arrangements for air travel, an attending medical team and a foreign receiving hospital. Your insurance may only pay for the procedure itself, not the flights and accommodation. There are a few hospitals in HCMC with experience on this matter.
International SOS, is one of those experienced in preparing evacuations.
Another one is Family Medical Practice. They have an experienced team of emergency escort doctors, nurses and ground staff who safely and efficiently arrange air and overland evacuations.