Securing a medical appointment
How do I schedule an appointment at FDC?
You or your attendant can contact the International Centre o, via telephone, email or letter. Details are available at the Contact us section of this website. Alternatively, you can fill in the form available in the website .
When making a appointment what information must I provide?
You must provide all relevant information on your medical condition, including scans, medical history, and current medication etc.If you have been referred to FDC by a doctor in your home country, please carry the contact details of the doctor.
Will someone guide me on the duration and cost of treatments?
Definitely, Once you have consulted the appropriate specialist, our Relationship Manager will give you a complete plan on the approximate length of stay and the total cost of the treatment, along with the necessary pre/post treatment care.
How complicated and time drawn are the visa formalities?
It is similar to obtaining a visa for regular travel purpose.
In my Visa, I can see ‘FRRO required within 14 days of arrival’. What does this mean and how should I go about it?
FRRO stands for Foreigners Regional Registration Office and this is required if you are travelling for medical requirement and have a Visa type ‘M’ which means ‘Medical’. This Visa gives you multiple entries and provides you a longer stay at India. You are required to register at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 14 days of your arrival. The prescribed format for the same is also available at the International Patients Service Desk.
Patients from Pakistan and Bangladesh are required to register their arrival within 24 hours with the nearest Police Station/Commissioner’s Office.
What are the registration formalities at the hospital?
You are required to produce your passport at the registration counter to get registered at our hospital. The hospital will maintain a copy of your passport (Photo page and visa page) in your hospital record. This is mandatory and is based on the directives from the Government of India.
I do not speak English and am not conversant with the native Indian languages. How do I communicate with the doctors?
Our team at the International Patients services departments will organise the services of a language interpreter who will be with you during medical interactions and help you communicate effectively.
What about tips?
We do not encourage this practice .and if you would like to contribute for our staff’s welfare, you CAN DO.
The following steps would help you to visit us in a hassle-free and smooth fashion and enable you to have a happy and safe healing experience.
Learn about us
Through this website we have tried to provide you complete information about our hospitals, doctors and range of services. We’ve also strived to answer your doubts and queries
24 hour response time
FDC aims to respond to your query within 24 hours. Depending on the nature of the TREATMENT required, the response could include advice on procedure along with a quote or if the concerned doctor feels that he/she needs to know more or view recent reports, we will communicate to you accordingly.
If you are traveling abroad for medical reasons for the first time, here are certain pointers to help you plan your journey better.
- When selecting the international hospital that’s right for your needs, you should consider the hospital’s accreditation, awards and recognitions, facility and equipments, etc.
- Check the credentials and experience of the doctor who will treat you.
- Please note that in most cases the final decisions on your treatment will be made only after the doctor meets you and examines you in person. It is possible that your doctor, upon examining you, may recommend treatment different from what you planned.
- Records like X-Rays, health histories, photographs, , prescriptions, and any other health records .
- Passport and visa: You will need a passport for yourself and your travel companion (if any). Depending upon the country you are traveling from, you may or may not need a visa.
- Credit cards, debit cards and travelers checks: Bring some local currency, travelers checks and one or two major credit cards and debit cards.
- Carry your driver’s license or any valid proof of identity and make sure it will remain valid while you’re traveling.
Your stay in India
WE CAN help organize your stay in reputed five star, three star or comfortable guest rooms prior and post your treatment if required – according to your budget.