- WHAT CAN I SAVE BY HAVING A HEALTH CHECK WITH HEALTH CHECK HOLIDAYS® OR HEALTH CHECK CITY BREAKS?
You can save thousands of pounds when you compare the price of Health Check Holiday’s® services with the price of equivalent services from standard UK and other EU-based providers.
All clinics partnered with Health Check Holiday’s® can provide the same quality and standard of health checks at a significantly lower cost than UK and other EU-based providers.
Here are some examples of the sort of prices you might usually be expected to pay:
One-day Premier Health assessments at BUPA's Cromwell Hospital are priced at £5,400 for men and £6,480 for women. *
A Business Check-up (with MRI) at the Medical Prevention Centre Hamburg (MPCH) in Germany costs €5,000 or €2,500 for an Economy Check-up (without MRI). *
Preventicum London’s Ultimate Plus Check-Up is priced at £4,150. *
At Prescan, London you get much the same services as we offer at the following prices: MRI £1,745; Lab £190; Exercise ECG £125; Breast £295; Colonoscopy £850: Total £3,205. *
Pall Mall Medical Platinum MOT Plus comes to £2,990. *
iHealth Ultimate totals £3490. *
So, the average price of a comprehensive MRI-assisted full body private health check in the UK is around £4,285.
All Health Check Holidays® health checks include an MRI head scan at the very least. However, many of our partner clinics also offer MRI scans for other body parts and even whole body scans.
Below are UK average prices of MRI scans:
• £475 MRI of one body areas
• £1,014 MRI two body areas
• £2,050 MRI three body areas
2017 figures according to Private Healthcare UK
*As seen in November 2016
- WHY DO I NEED HEAD MRI SCANNING WITH MY HEALTH CHECK?
Head MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is included in every health check. MRI scanning has revolutionised diagnosis and monitoring in healthcare. It is an extremely accurate method of disease detection throughout the body. It is completely non-invasive and harmless to the body, using magnetic fields and radio waves instead of X-rays. Currently, testing using magnetic resonance are the most advanced and expensive studies in radiology.
MRI enables the early detection of conditions such as:
- Vascular problems, such as a brain aneurysm
- Brain tumours
- Stroke risk
- Multiple sclerosis
- Disorders of the eye and inner ear
- Arterial occlusion or venous thrombosis
MRI scanning may predict Alzheimer’s disease.
- ARE YOU A "PACKAGE" PROVIDER AS IT IS DESCRIBED IN 1992 TRAVEL REGULATIONS?
No, we are not.
A ‘Package’ is defined as comprising of two or more of the following elements:
3. Other Tourist Services
We provide superb Accommodation and some of the best Medical Services - not Tourist Services
We do not provide transport, that is down to individual clients who are responsible for coordinating their arrival and departures to tally their on-line chosen health check dates at the destination they choose.
Transportation to and from a hotel which could be by train, taxi, air taxi or some other means, is organised and provided by individual hotels as a part of their service.
- WILL I BE PICKED UP FROM THE AIRPORT?
Yes, a taxi from the airport to the hotel and back on the arrival and departure days is included in the price. Transport from the hotel to the clinic and back can also be arranged by the hotel on request.
- WHAT IF TWO OR MORE PEOPLE TRAVEL TOGETHER FOR A HEALTH CHECK?
When two or more people wish to book health checks and travel together, please create separate accounts and reserve your health checks separately for the same day. You can pay for two or more reservations together by ticking the "I wish to pay for other reservations" option. You must have the other people’s health check reservation reference numbers handy at the time of payment.
- WHAT IF TWO OR MORE PEOPLE TRAVEL TOGETHER BUT ONLY ONE PERSON IS HAVING A HEALTH CHECK?
You do not need to create an account for anybody travelling with you who does not intend to have a health check. Simply indicate the room type you require and the number of people traveling. The accommodation price will automatically be adjusted before making a payment.
- HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I PURCHASE A HEALTH CHECK?
Our system, directly linked with the hospitals in question, can handle advance bookings for up to 365 days ahead giving great planning scope. It makes sense to search your flights as early as possible, reserve your health check for the day after arrival at your destination and then buy your flights.
- DO I HAVE TO BOOK AND PAY FOR MY OWN HOTEL SEPARATELY?
No, a room at our carefully-selected luxury spa hotel partner will be automatically booked and waiting for you on the day before your health check. You can see which hotels are linked to which hospitals on the "Our Clinics" tab in the main menu.
- DO I HAVE TO BOOK AND PAY FOR MY OWN FLIGHT SEPARATELY?
Yes, you do. It’s much easier, as you have full freedom to choose the most suitable flight from a variety of great options we provide access to,
however please note that you are responsible for coordinating your arrival and departure to tally your chosen health check dates at the destination you choose.
Once paid, your hotel will be booked from the day before your health check. Please ensure that your flight dates and flight numbers are entered in your panel on our system to ensure a hotel pick up.
In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to provide an alternative hotel of the same or higher standard.
After reserving your health check, you will be presented with a direct link to the booking engines of Trip Advisor Flights, Sky Scanner, Sri Lankan Airline, Air India as well as Ryan Air and Wizz Air for Polish destinations.
- HOW LONG DOES THE HEALTH CHECK TAKE?
The health check will take between 6 and 8 hours.
- HOW DOES THE HEALTH CHECK COMPARE WITH WHAT’S AVAILABLE ON THE NHS?
The standard NHS health check for people aged 40-74 assesses your risk of developing developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or stroke. It combines a lifestyle and personal details questionnaire with checks on your blood pressure and cholesterol. Overall, it addresses common conditions that account for 23% of avoidable mortality in the UK. Our health checks screen for a much wider range of potential conditions.
- WHEN DO I GET MY HEALTH CHECK RESULTS AND IN WHAT FORM?
The majority of results will be presented to you in the verbal and written form during your stay. There will however be a few readings, e.g. from lab tests, which will be available within a maximum of two weeks from the day of your health assessment. We will contact you (and your GP if you wish) when all results are received. They will also be available online in your secure inbox here.
- HOW SECURE IS YOUR ONLINE SYSTEM?
We use Geotrust, a global leader in the digital certificate industry, The Geotrust QuickSSL certificate provides up to 256-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption (the strongest encryption currently commercially available) for payments or other sensitive information throughout our entire website.
- WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IF THE HEALTH CHECK REVEALS A HEALTH ISSUE?
You will have a full consultation with the doctor responsible for your health check. During the registration process, we will ask for details of your UK GP and request your permission to provide him or her with appropriate details of any issues that the health check might reveal. You will then be able to consult your doctor upon your return to the UK.
- DOES HEALTH CHECK HOLIDAYS OFFER TREATMENT?
No. We can provide referrals to specialist hospitals in Poland, though, if necessary. Private treatment in Poland typically costs 20-30% of the standard price in the UK and is significantly less expensive than what is on offer in US facilities. Emergency treatment can be carried out locally for free if you hold a European Health Insurance Card (which can be easily obtained for free prior to departure from the UK) or refunded by the NHS after prior approval.
- WHY ARE POLISH CLINICS A GOOD CHOICE FOR THESE CHECKS?
Poland is renowned for the quality of its medical education, practitioners and facilities. As a consequence, around a million people currently visit the country each year for medical treatment
- WHY SHOULD I BOOK THROUGH HEALTH CHECK HOLIDAYS?
We’re a British-based company with a Polish founder and strong connections with Poland. We have agreed contracts with modern, top-class clinics in Poland that ensure the quality of your health check. Most importantly, these relationships mean that we can offer comprehensive health checks at a much lower cost than comparable checks in the UK private healthcare sector.
- WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?
Standard travel insurance does not cover travelling abroad for the sole purpose of medical treatment. However, non-invasive health checks are not considered to be medical procedures, so your insurance may still cover you. We recommend that you check terms and conditions carefully. Details of insurance packages that do cover medical treatment can be found at: http://www.treatmentabroad.com/services/medical-travel-insurance
Each Partner Clinic has appropriate Public Liability Insurance, which is available for viewing.
- DO I NEED A VISA FOR POLAND?
Visas for EU/EEA citizens
Citizens from EU or EEA countries do not require a visa to enter Poland. These countries include:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Citizens from the following countries do not need a visa to enter when staying in Poland for less than 90 days:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.
- DO I NEED A VISA FOR SRI LANKA?
You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online at: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Tourist visas
are normally issued for a maximum period of 30 days. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival,
it’s better to get one before you travel. If you arrive in Sri Lanka without a visa, you could face delays.
Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)
- FOREIGN TRAVEL ADVICE SRI LANKA
- DO I NEED A VISA FOR INDIA?
You’ll need to get a visa before travelling to India. You can find further information about how to apply on the Indian High Commission website.
From 1 April 2017, the length of stay on an e-visa has been increased from 30 days to 60 days with double entry on tourist and business e-visa and
triple entry on medical e-visa.
Holders of passports endorsed ‘British citizen’ who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a double entry e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) to enter India
at certain designated airports.
You can find more information about the eligibility criteria on the government of India’s e-Tourist Visa website. Beware of fake websites offering
the e-TV service.
e-Tourist Visa website
- FOREIGN TRAVEL ADVICE INDIA
- HOW CAN I CONTACT YOUR COMPANY WHILE AM I ABROAD?
Prior to your departure, you will be given two contact numbers: an English-speaking representative at your clinic and our customer service telephone number in UK.