Revamping medical tourism to Korea

Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) has revamped the official website of Medical Korea, for easier access to Korean medical services.

Since 2009, 3 million patients have visited Korea to receive medical treatment.

Information on operations and treatment of medical specialties, including oncology, cardiology and organ transplantation, are available on the Medical Korea website, which has a list of clinics and hospitals designated to treat foreign patients.

The site offers information for visiting Korea, such as the types of medical visas, visa processing, and tax refunds for cosmetic surgery.  It also details health guidelines for severe diseases, such as cerebral infarction, breast cancer and respiratory diseases, as well as daily activities for enhancing immunity and concentration.

Medical Korea’s official website is supported in four languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

KHIDI is a government-affiliated institution operating under the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea. Its aim is the promotion of advanced healthcare services in the country. It seeks to combine the strength of Korea’s medical services, pharmaceutical products, medical devices and cosmetics.