Medical Travel in Poland
Since it's entry into the European Union in 2004, Poland has emerged as one of the most popular medical tourism destinations among international travelers, with roughly 0.5 million medical tourists each year. The tremendous growth of Poland's Medical Tourism Industry has been attributed to the country's accessibility, little to no waiting times, high quality health care services on par with that of Western European countries, and significantly reduced costs.
Why Choose Poland as a destination for travel and treatment?
One of the key reasons why Poland has become a medical tourism hotspot is the huge cost savings that await for patients. Whether they are looking for surgery, dental treatment, rehabilitation, or beauty treatment, patients can expect to save upwards 50% on most health care services. As an example, nose surgery in the US can cost even up to $8,000. In Poland, patients will pay no more than $2,000 achieving savings of over 70%.
Medical Facilities in Poland
Healthcare services are delivered through state-owned and private clinics and hospitals that are overseen by the Polish Ministry of Health and recognized by the EU and NATO. Many health institutions are modern facilities that offer high standard medical services, state-of-the-art medical equipment and treatment, and a professional medical staff with board-certified and/or U.S. trained doctors.
Recuperating in Poland
Poland is not only a paradise for low costs, but also a paradise for a fast and healthy
recovery. It should come as no surprise, since the country is 7th in Europe for having the
largest number of health spas with most situated in areas recognized for their natural healing
Vacationing with a Medical Trip to Poland
Poland is uniquely situated in the heart of Europe with the Baltic Sea in the North, the
Carpathian Mountains in the South, and a beautiful countryside with countless historic
locations, medieval castles, magnificent churches, and stunning old towns in between,
providing patients with much to do and much to see.
Poland Travel Information
Russian pierogies may have certainly originated from the old Soviet bloc, but the Poles have perfected them; a must-have dish along with bigos, zurek, kielbasa, golabki, and oscypek cheese.
Poland's weather is known to change frequently, but patients can typically expect clearly differentiated seasons with warm summers and cold, cloudy winters. Patients should, however, avoid winters in order not to extend their recovery period.
In larger cities such as Krakow and Wroclaw, public transportation is well-developed and getting around town is done easily using trams and buses. Patients can also easily and safely utilize taxis and/or private forms of transportation. Mind the holes!
Poland Quick Facts
Languages - Polish, English
Currency - Polish Zloty (PLN)
Capital - Warsaw
Major Airport - Warsaw 'Frederic Chopin' International Airport
Electricity - 230 volts 50 Hz
Time zone - GMT +1