The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 750,000 Americans travel out of the country each year for medical care. The most common reasons are for cosmetic surgery, dental work, and heart surgery. If you’re planning a medical tourism trip or find yourself receiving unplanned healthcare services while abroad, it’s important to know how to stay healthy while you’re doing so.
Our Healthcare-Associated Infection Program Advisory Committee has created a Medical Tourism webpage loaded with information for the health conscious traveler. On this site you can find information concerning vaccinations you and your family members will need before your trip, how to receive safe medical care in other countries, insurance requirements, eating and drinking basics, dental information, and more. There are also Travel Apps available so that you can have all of this information at your fingertips. Be a smart traveler and know before you go.