Coordination Office Medical Travel:
The Coordination Office Medical Travel at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital, Al-Khobar, is a service developed to render state-of-the-art care experiences for our international patients.
Coordination Office Services:
a) Assistance services on visa-related concerns, including visa extension.
b) Third, Party Payment assistance and International insurance.
c) Treatment schedule/care plan to facilitate travel arrangements.
d) The information pertains to unique travel arrangements due to the patient's medical requirements.
e) Alerts patients to health or legal requirements for travel.
f) Provides support in arranging flights for the patient.
g) Ground transportation in the destination country.
h) Arranging accommodation in the destination country (based on the cultural, dietary, religious, handicapped access and other unique needs of the patient and their family or companions).
i) Medical and Spiritual Tourism options to patients.
j) An appropriate tourism and entertainment options for patients, families, companions and children.
k) Medical Inquiry service to provide patients with a free specialist recommendation on treatment after appropriate records review.
l) Transparent price estimate for the course of treatment.
m) Coordination Physicians to help track your progress and course of treatment.
n) Language support.
o) Medical report preparation.
p) Embassy contact assistance.
q) Timely patient email and correspondence.
Coordinating Staff Name and Contact:
Name: Mr. Azzam Al Ghamdi
Mobile Number: +966-535660888
Landline: +966-13-8711111, Ext: 1096
Location of Coordination Office:
Ground Floor, Administration Office.
Language support is available but not limited to English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, French, Bahasa Indonesia, Gurkha (Nepali), Malayalam, Tamil, Afrikaans, Italian, Persian, and Turkish.
Services for Medical Travelers:
Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics, Medical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, and Plastic Surgery.
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Wellness Centre, Bariatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Tourism Services.
MEDICAL TRAVEL GUIDE:
Safety & Security
Traveling within Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is relatively simple. Within the city of Al-Khobar, taxis and rental cars are used as a mode of transportation. For details regarding the laws and regulations that govern driving, the website “moi.gov.sa” under the tab "Sectors" provides comprehensive information on the rules and regulations.
Communicable Disease Situation:
For the latest updates, kindly visit the ministry of health website:
Travel Advice and Support:
Once you've decided to travel to Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the best place to start your research is the "visitsaudi.com" website, which covers topics such as: Plan your trip, Travel essentials, Saudi Map, Activities, Travel tips.
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar, has a dedicated airport representative. Your airport representative can help you with the following:
a) Arrange transport to the hotel.
b) Coordination with a patient advocate at the hospital.
Suppose you want to head to Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar. In that case, taxi stands are located on the ground level of the Main Terminal Building. It is best to ensure that you have small notes. Drivers only sometimes carry much change.
Admission Time and Contact Admission Office:
Patients can check in anytime, depending on the physician's recommendation and the patient’s scheduled procedure(s). The admission office is available 24 hours.
Hospital Services and Facilities:
To ensure a restful stay, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar, provides a range of facilities and services, including but not limited to telephone, room entertainment, meal services, nursing services, housekeeping, and parking.
Patients, including medical travelers, are admitted to Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar upon a physician's recommendation. Patients will be informed of the following but not limited to during the process of admission:
a) Types of inpatient rooms
b) Pricing of the inpatient rooms, services and daily meals
c) The estimated cost of operation and procedure
e) Various modes of payment accepted
f) Insurance Provider
g) Permission to leave the hospital
h) Policy regarding guests staying overnight with the patient
i) Information on infection control, prevention and patient safety
j) Policy regarding procedures, medication and treatments at the hospital
k) Inpatient nutritional plans
l) Valuables and safety box
m) Loss and damage policy of hospital property
n) Information on visas and possible extensions
As per Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar policy.
What to Bring with You:
Passport with immigration stamp, copies of your medical records and proof of your valid and approved medical insurance (international).
Against Medical Advice:
Patients and Medical travel patients who refuse all types of diagnostic treatment, both inpatient and outpatient, have to follow the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar policy by signing "Consent Against Medical Advice."
At Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar, physicians will first assess patients before written discharge orders are issued. To ensure you are ready for the discharge process, the written discharge order must be recorded and filed in your medical records before the discharge.
The discharge will follow Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar policy. On the day of your discharge, you can submit a request for a late discharge and stay longer. However, additional expenses will be applied.
At discharge, patients will be educated on the following but not limited to:
a) Medication and treatment were given while admitted.
b) Appropriate use of medications post-discharge.
c) Education on nutritional food that is best for their health condition.
d) Understand the goal of treatment, learn how to observe their symptoms and know when to notify the physician or nurse about significant symptoms.
Upon discharge, patients will be contacted by Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Al Khobar for a follow-up regarding their medical conditions and satisfaction. Please provide the contact details to our nurses or patient advocate to follow up with you.
Traveling by Air:
Suppose you must travel by air to return to your home country or another destination. In that case, you will need to ask your doctor to certify a Fit for Travel Medical Certificate and a list of medications you will require abroad. The Fit for Travel Medical Certificate is only valid seven days from the issue date. Please ensure the following before making travel plans:
a) Ask your physician for a summary of medical reports, lab tests and X-ray results.
b) Gather the contact information of your clinic, transport provider and patient advocate.
c) Inform your physician and nurse where your destination is.
d) Confirm transportation plans at the airport in the destination you are headed to.
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