With the prices of IVF skyrocketing in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK, especially for people whose insurance doesn’t cover for fertility treatments and gestational surrogacy, traveling abroad for medical care is becoming an affordable option for many people. How much cheaper, you ask? On average, getting fertility treatment in Thailand costs about 1/3 to 1/2 as it does back home.
All the fertility hospitals and clinics are located in the bustling capitol city of Bangkok. I’ve visited several Bangkok hospitals during some previous vacations. The level of knowledge and care I received was the same or better than I received in the United States. Additionally, the beauty of Bangkok and Thailand’s beaches are another reason one should consider fertility treatment there.
IVF is the most common fertility treatment sought by foreign patients. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, also has attracted many people to Thailand, in part because the procedure is prohibited in many countries. However, clinics in Thailand can perform PGD because the country’s Medical Council only has advised against the procedure. Many people seeking PGD come from Australia, which does not allow sex selection, and others come from China and India.
So Why Go To Thailand for IVF?
Thailand has a long history of what is known as modern medicine. Western medicine was introduced to the Kingdom of Siam in 1686. The first hospital was built in 1878 in Petchaburi province and in 1887 the first hospital was built by the Thai Government (Siriaj Hospital). Chulalongkorn University was established with the Faculty of Medicine in 1916, and the Ministry of Public Health was established in 1942 to regulate medical services and public health for the people of Thailand.
Thailand offers medical centers that have the latest and best medical technology, and their medical staff have been trained and practiced in the west. And on top of the great medical care these centers offer a level of hospitality that is unseen in the west. Thailand is well known as a modern medical center as skilled surgeons and reasonable rates combined with cheap luxury hotels and non-stop shopping make it a great destination for fertility treatment. Thailand offers the best environment with the most experienced surgeons in the world.
Couples choosing Thailand as their destination for IVF treatment are attracted to Thailand’s because:
- World-class health facilities
- Affordable healthcare
- Proven success rate
- Opportunity to travel to beautiful white sandy beaches to recover
The reasons behind the low cost of fertility treatments in Thailand?
- The lower cost of labor
- Malpractice, insurance and administration equate to doctors focusing on providing high quality healthcare and not paying out astronomical fees as seen in the US.
Doctors in Thailand are normally educated, trained, and certified western countries, such as the US, UK, and Australia, and have chosen to return to Thailand to practice in world-class facilities.
These facilities in Thailand have acquired accreditation from well-known international organizations such as JCI, JCAHO and ISO to express the dedication to conforming to international standards of healthcare and excellence.
So with all of these advantages, why not consider Thailand your destination for affordable IVF treatment? Contact Thailand Surrogacy to learn how we can save you money on IVF treatment in Thailand.