IN ACTION: Medical Repatriation from Thailand

Distance from home: 8,853 miles
Services Provided: Medical Referral, Medical Monitoring, Repatriation

Anna* and her family were traveling in Thailand when she began experiencing severe back pain, stopping her from standing and walking properly. She decided to go to a local hospital but called Global Travel Plus after seeing a doctor as she was not confident in the care she received.

As soon as Global Travel Plus received her call, our Thai-speaking coordinators reached out to verify the hospital and the doctor’s credentials. Global Travel Plus’ Chief Medical Consultant also looked into her symptoms to determine if the treatment she was given was adequate. It was decided that she needed to go see another doctor at a qualified medical facility and have x-rays done to ensure a good diagnosis.

Anna was diagnosed with herniated lumbar disc causing back spasms and weakness in her legs. She was given pain management medications and it was decided that she would see a specialist for further treatment once home. In order for Anna to travel in the best conditions possible, Global Travel Plus arranged and paid for her repatriation via first class commercial flights, with wheelchair assistance and door-to-door ground transportation. Anna was able to lay down during the entire trip back to Kentucky and is now pursuing physical therapy.


Upon her return, Anna shared “Thank you for the help! I couldn’t have returned home without you. Global Travel Plus’ services were sensational from start to finish.”

*names were changed for privacy.
Posted: 11/3/2017 10:27:37 PM