Frankfurt/Hamburg – Germany -
Travelling to Germany for medical reasons has just become as easy as visiting your local doctor. High quality medical treatment is no longer an issue of location. With Premier Healthcare Germany and Lufthansa, a Star Alliance member, patients will encounter perfect conditions in medical service and travel logistics.
The international patient consultant Premier Healthcare Germany, based in Hamburg, assists patients from around the world in selecting and obtaining high quality medical treatment in Germany. Germany is internationally renowned for its focus on quality, scientific research, and evidence based medicine while still maintaining an affordable cost for treatment.
It is not surprising that hundreds of thousands of patients travel to Germany annually to seek a variety of medical treatments. With the new agreement between Lufthansa and Premier Healthcare Germany, this type of medical travel has now become much easier. It will benefit the travelling patient as well as accompanying family in many ways:
• Reduced fares in economy, business, and first class due to the cooperation with Premier Healthcare Germany
• Access to Lufthansa’s unsurpassed global network connecting more than 200 cities in 85 countries
• Mixed cabin class option: fly to Germany in economy class and return in business class, e.g. after a hip replacement
• Free itinerary changes offer patients flexibility in case of changes in their medical condition
• Hassle-free medical trip planning due to combined medical and travel expertise of Lufthansa and Premier Healthcare Germany
• An opportunity to earn miles in Lufthansa’s award-winning Miles and More frequent flyer program
“This cooperation is easy for Lufthansa to implement and it means so much for us, an emerging company that strives to make medical treatment in Germany accessible for everyone,” said Olaf Haase, Director of Clinical Affairs and one of the founders of Premier Healthcare Germany. “Being mobile and having easy access to Germany is the fundamental key to any medical travel. With this cooperation, we can offer transportation that goes far beyond the simple booking of a seat.”
Lufthansa is a truly competent partner in transporting patients in need of medical care. From attentive wheel chair service to complete intensive care units onboard its aircraft, Lufthansa has become a leading provider in medical mobility. This well-organized and highly tuned service-offer allows for transportation of even the severely ill, which brings treatment in Germany so much closer to the patients and their families.
“We are in the unique position to cooperate with key partners that define the medical travel field in Germany,” said Michael Meurs, Director of Business Development at Premier Healthcare Germany. “Lufthansa takes care of transportation, hospitals with international acclaim provide medical treatment, and Premier Healthcare Germany ensures that all needs are met.”
Medical travel needs to be well planned and organized. It is for this reason that patients sometimes shy away from it. The task of travelling to another country for treatment often seems daunting. This is often due to the logistic efforts involved. Only the very few internet savvy and travel experienced individuals find it easy to plan and execute a medical trip. For others, it can be a project with unpredictable complexity.
Premier Healthcare Germany offers professional services specifically designed to tackle this complexity. For example, if a diagnosis has not already been established, Premier Healthcare Germany can provide a diagnosis upon arrival and then tailor the appropriate treatment to the individual patient. If the patient provides a diagnosis, medical reports, and other diagnostic data, Premier Healthcare Germany seeks and finds the right experts in Germany, organizes travel, manages local case agent support, talks to embassies about medical visas, tries to get health insurance reimbursement where possible, and follows up during treatment at home.
Providing comprehensive medical travel service is Premier Healthcare Germany’s key strength. As such, it believes that everyone should be able to “visit a local doctor in Germany…”
More information: www.premier-healthcare.eu
If you have any further questions, please contact:
Director of Marketing and Clinical Affairs
Member of the Board
Phone: +49 163 286 9344
Michael G. Meurs
Director Business Development
Member of the Board
Phone: +31 651 26 9282