Health Tourism in Greece – HCGM Agreement
On Monday, May 1st, 2017, an agreement was signed between the Health Tourism organisation of Greece and the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, following the commitment made on March 27-28, during a two day convention, which was held at the Hellenic Community Centre Adrian-Maris. The attendees were Dr. George Patoulis who is President of the Medical Association of Athens, as well as Mayor of the City of Marousi, Dr. Nicholas Kouvelas President of Eurodentica, Petros Mamalakis, CEO of the Health Tourism organisation of Greece and Nicholas Pagonis, President of the HCGM. The agreement signed provides all HCGM members, a discount for specialised health services in Greece.
According to Dr. Patoulis,
by choosing medical treatments in Greece, especially those not covered by Quebec’s Medical System:
- You get to be treated by first class professionals in excellent, certified medical institutions.
- You know the exact details of your treatment
Before you even start booking, you know exactly what to expect. By the time you have scheduled your program you are already looking at your detailed plan.
- You can make extra arrangements
You should not worry about getting around – with services such as transportation, translation/interpretation and accommodation you are at peace beforehand.
- You know and clearly understand what your costs are early on
Before you finalise your booking, you will receive documents containing a complete breakdown of costs and explanation.
- You can schedule your treatment at dates that are most convenient for you
There are no waiting lists. Working with the doctors, you select the most convenient period and schedule your treatment.
- You experience vast savings, up to 60%
As an example, IVF in Greece might cost anything from $8-$10k whereas in North America the same amount might be over $20k. There are signed contracts with selected premium hospitals so that booked treatments are provided at the special, listed prices exclusively for you.
- You may even plan your vacation
When you realise just how much you are able to save, you may want to consider taking advantage of combined holiday offers, especially designed for you.
The signed agreement provides HCGM members with a discount for specialised health services and treatments in Greece. You will be kept informed by the HCGM of any special offers as well as all the details should you wish to participate in this health initiative.
Five percent (5%) of the total revenues from this initiative will be returned to the HCGM schools for their many needs.