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Several North American countries offer medical care that ranks high in quality and low in price. Some North American countries are sought after for the low price for top quality care they offer while others are sought after for their technologically advanced medical care. Americans and Canadians frequent Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico for high quality and quick access to health care that costs 50% or less compared to United States. On the other hand, foreigners visit United States for medical care because of the availability of advanced medical technology and sophisticated training of US physicians.

Many health care providers in North America are internationally accredited by the Joint Commission or Joint Commission International (JCI) or the likes. The doctors are bilingual (Spanish and English) with many of them US Board certified or trained or educated in the US/UK.

Medical tourists visit countries such as Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico as part of a holiday or vacation and also avail of huge discounts on surgical, cosmetic or dental procedures at the same time. 

Healthbase works with leading medical facilities in North America to bring you cost-effective health care. Following is a summary of the North American countries participating in medical tourism.

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A large segment of medical travelers come to the United States driven by the availability of advanced medical technology and sophisticated training of physicians.

Healthbase has partnered with many locations in the US that offer medical care comparable in price to foreign medical facilities. Our USA providers offer healthcare for as low as 10% of the usual cost of care in the United States.

To find out information about affordable medical care providers in America, register to Healthbase. Registration is FREE and entitles you to FREE price estimates for any medical procedures offered by our providers.


Images of USA

Grand Canyon    Manhattan, New York City    US Capitol



In comparison to US health costs, medical tourists can save 30 to 60 percent on health costs in Canada. Canada`s quality of healthcare is cited by the World Health Organization as equal to if not better than that of the US in most categories.

Register to Healthbase to learn about North American providers that offer top quality healthcare at a low cost.


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Moraine Lake, Rocky Mountains   Parliament Hill, Ottawa  Toronto by the night



Dental tourism in Mexico and medical tourism in Mexico are thriving largely because of the scores of people flooding across the border from the US each weekend for quick and cheap dental fix-ups and plastic surgeries which are not covered by insurance companies.

However, dental and cosmetic procedures aren`t the only healthcare services sought after in Mexico. Laser eye surgery (LASIK), dermatology, and cardiology are some of the other specialty treatments available to medical tourists south of the border with cost discounts ranging between 30% and 70% or more.

For detailed profiles of Mexican hospitals and clinics , for facility information, equipments and technology used by them,  photos, videos, etc. please log in or register to . Registration is FREE and entitles you to FREE surgery quotes.

Images of Mexico

Cancun View   El Castillo Pyramid   Mexican Culture



Costa Rica has always been the destination of choice for Americans seeking cheap yet top quality cosmetic surgeries - facelift, tummy tuck, brow lift, etc., and dental services like bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, root canals, etc.

Recently, Costa Rica is flourishing to be the hot medical tourism destination for serious medical procedures as well. Being only a few hours by flight from the US and Canada, it offers services in various departments of medicine including orthopedics, bariatrics, ophthalmology, dermatology, etc. apart from cosmetic / plastic surgery and dentistry.

The cost advantage is the major factor driving uninsured Americans to Costa Rica. Savings can be as much as 70% or more compared to the US. Not only that, the service offered meets international standards with doctors trained in the US or UK. All this, topped with the opportunity to travel in the beautiful country, makes Costa Rica an attractive medical tourism destination .

Following are some providers in Costa Rica offering world-class care at a discount rate:

  • Hospital Clinica Biblica
  • CIMA

View detailed profiles of the above hospitals - photos, equipments used, facility videos, staff and doctors, etc.

View detailed bios of Costa Rican doctors - academic qualifications, professional experience, certifications, etc.


Images of Costa Rica

Basilica de Los Angeles   Cataract on the Rio Savegre  Poas Volcano Crater



In Central America, Panama is the most industrialized country. Its medical tourism sector is rapidly growing. The top factors contributing to the growth of medical tourism in Panama are its high quality of healthcare that comes at 50% or more savings compared to the United States and Europe, its tourist appeal, its position as an international business center and also a transit country, its proximity to America and Canada and its use of the American dollar as the official currency.

Many Panamanian doctors are bilingual, board certified, and accustomed to working with the same medical equipment and technology used in the United States and Europe. View detailed bios of Panamanian doctors - academic qualifications, professional experience, certifications, etc.

Healthbase works with providers like Hospital Punta Pacifica in Panama to provide affordable yet top quality medical tourism to Panama. Hospital Punta Pacifica is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

View full profile of Hospital Punta Pacifica - photos, equipments used, facility videos, staff and surgeons, etc.


Images of Panama

Panama City highway   Ship traversing the Panama Canal   Monument of Vasco Nunez de Balboa



Other North American countries evolving as medical tourism destinations are El Salvador and Guatemala.

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Images of El Salvador

San Salvador downtown   Monument to the Savior of the World   Perquin Mural


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Cathedral Metropolitana Guatemala City    Guatemala Highlands   Tikal Maya Ruins

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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