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7-10-2014 8-33-14 PM

Korea Laying out Large Welcome Mat for Incoming Medical Tourists


One of the biggest trends in South Korea is the skyrocketing growth and subsequent investment in medical tourism. As more people from around the world pass through Korea’s turnstiles seeking high-end medical treatment at reasonable prices, both national and local governments have stepped up efforts to make the country’s medical tourism offerings on par with the best in the world.

According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), medical tourism is on a staggering growth trajectory, with Korea being one of the most popular destinations for medical services in the world. And the future of medical tourism looks even more rosy. According to recent KTO statistics, the number of tourists who will visit Korea for medical treatment is forecast to increase to as many as one million per year by 2020.

With all of those people expected to arrive in the coming years, the medical tourism branch of the KTO has gone to great lengths to set up information centers in several languages to cater to the country’s burgeoning number of visitors seeking medical care.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about all the options and services available within Korea’s highly-comprehensive medical tourism industry, the information centers set up in Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Incheon are a great place to start.

Each of the facilities provide a wide range of services including:

  • Comprehensive information on medical tourism and consultation

  • Reservation services for medical centers and procedures

  • Rapid, on-the-spot recommendations and reservations when unexpected cases arise

  • Multilingual services in English, Chinese and Japanese

  • 24-hour hotline available by simply dialing 1330

If you’d like to get more information about the wide-range of services, you can drop into one of your local information centers. Here’s more information about each of the four locations in Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Incheon:


Medical Tourist Information Center in Seoul

Location: 10, Da-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian

Tel: +82-2-752-2102~3, 1330

E-mail: medicaltourism@knto.or.kr

Services: Trial use/introduction of simple medical instruments, visitor assistance, guidebooks, information.

Korean Traditional Medicine : Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping Treatment (From Wednesday through Friday, 10:00am~5pm)

Operation Hours: 09:00~18:00 (Hot Line 1330 is 24/7)


Busan Medical Tourist Information Center

Location: Bujeon 1 Dong 486-27, Jin-gu, Busan

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese

Tel: +82-51-818-1320, 1330

E-mail: medicaltourism@knto.or.kr

Services: Visitor assistance, information, guide brochures, healthcare network support

Operation Hours: 10:00~19:00 (Hot Line 1330 is 24/7)


Daegu Medical Tourist Information Center

Location: 6F Daegu City Center, 11-1 Munhwa-dong, Jung-gu

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese

Tel: +82-70-7006-1161~4, 1330

E-mail: meditour545@gmail.com

Services: Visitor assistance, information, guide brochures, healthcare network support

Operation Hours: 09:00-18:00 (Hot Line 1330 is 24/7)


Incheon Medical Tourist Information Center

Location: 1F Arrivals Gate 5 at Incheon International Airport

Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian at the concierge.

Tel: +82-32-743-2172, 1330

E-mail: medicaltourism@knto.or.kr

Services: Visitor assistance, information, guide brochures, healthcare network support

Operating Hours: 09:00~18:00 (Hot Line 1330 is 24/7)


 

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