HOLISTIC – MEDICAL TOURISM

Healing Our Mother Earth is growing!  Our newest leaf?  Holistic Medical Tourism in the Rainforest of Costa Rica, Central America.  My goal in creating this branch of work inside HOME, Healing Our Mother Earth is to create a pathway for Women to traverse to the Rainforest to enhance her inner beauty, Holistically! Whether you come to Central America to heal your insides or improve your outsides, all work generated from HOME  is the most non-invasive holistic avenues to strengthen Mind-Body-Spirit within, crossing geographical borders into our Global Collective Circle of Sisters around the World.

With the ongoing uncertainty of Health Care in Developing Countries such as US, Canada and Europe, there is a much needed demand to find the access for Medical/Dental Care in Countries such as Costa Rica. What makes Costa Rica a leading destination for Medical Tourism is the Economic savings in traveling abroad, receiving high quality treatments while visiting the happiest country on the Planet.

What I offer:

Holistic Medical Guide
Medical Tourism Constultant
Body Work/Energy Therapy/Reiki Master

Book your Holistic Medical Consultation

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The following list compiles the most common specialties and procedures.

Dentists: implants, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures
Plastic surgeons: plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery
General surgeons: gastric bypass, gastric sleeve
Orthopedic surgeons: hip, knee, and shoulder replacements
Dermatologists: laser removals, Botox

Costa Rica’s doctors and dentists offer a number of other procedures. To learn more about what is medically available in Costa Rica, please visit HuliHealth’s directory of procedures.

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Savings and Costs

One of the best things about traveling to Costa Rica for medical care is that you save money without cutting quality. On average, medical tourists save 40-70 percent by getting a procedure done in Costa Rica. For example, a dental crown in the U.S. typically costs around $1,000, while in Costa Rica it is $500; a dental implant runs around $3,000 in the U.S. and is $900 in Costa Rica. With more serious medical work, the price goes up and the savings are larger.

The following list will give you an idea of how much some procedures cost.
Procedure Cost in United States Cost in Costa Rica

Porcelain crown/bridge $1,050 $350
Veneers $1,250 $350
Dental implant $3,000 $1,000
Root canal $800 $315
Teeth whitening $700 $250
Crowns $1,000 + per tooth $400 +
Breast augmentation $5,000–$8,000 $3,000 +
Facelift $7,000–$9,000 $4,500 +
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) $6,000–$8,500 $4,000 +

In addition to the cost of the procedure, there are other costs that should be considered. Flights from the U.S. or Canada to San José typically run around $400-$700 (flying from Canada is usually more expensive). A mid-range hotel for two people will cost around $115–$140 a night.

In-country transportation costs are extremely variable and depend on if (and where) you plan to travel after your procedure. If you plan to spend a week in Costa Rica and visit popular destinations like Arenal, Monteverde or Manuel Antonio, a shared shuttle will cost around $40 per person. Private transportation is a bit more expensive and is around $150 for your own van and driver.
Food expenses are usually around $30–$50 per person each day. Taking a few tours will also increase the cost of a trip.

All that said, in most cases it is still more economical to travel to Costa Rica for medical procedures than it is to have them done at home. In fact, many travelers save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Travelers often come to Costa Rica for more than one procedure – for example, your dental work might require four dental implants, which can include crowns, a sinus lift and a bone graft. Some people combine a tummy tuck with a breast lift, or liposuction with breast implants. The list of potential combinations is huge.

In addition to saving money, there are other advantages that medical tourists should consider.

Statistics and Medical Tourism Information from ANYWHERE COSTA RICA 

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