International Patient Program

Frequently Asked Questions

 INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS PROGRAM INFORMATION FORM

 Where can I find detailed information regarding the American Hospital and its physicians?

 For further information about the American Hospital, please visit our website at http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/Default.aspx

 

Where can I find detailed information regarding the Comprehensive Cancer Program at the American  Hospital?

For further information about our Comprehensive Cancer Program, please visit our website at http://kanser.amerikanhastanesi.org/

 

Where can I find detailed information regarding the “Living Heart” Cardiovascular Service Line at the American Hospital?

 “Living Heart” Cardiovascular Service Line is a multidisciplinary program combining Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology and Vascular Surgery Departments. Our highly-qualified team evaluates each case individually in a joined framework and predetermined algorithms. http://www.thelivingheart.org/en

 

What are the American Hospital’s strongest fields?

Our strongest programs and service lines are as listed below:

Comprehensive Cancer Program

“Living Heart” Cardiovascular Service Line

Women’s Health Center

Pediatric Service Line

Spine, Traumatology, Orthopedics Service Line

Integrated Neuroscience Services

Pulmonary Service Line

Head & Neck Surgery

GI Program

Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinic

Aesthetic Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology

Check-Up


Can I purchase medication from the hospital?

At the American Hospital our pharmacies are available for inpatients only.

 

Where is the American Hospital located?

For address and directions to the American Hospital, please refer to our website at http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/Contact.aspx?PageID=16

 

I am a foreign patient or have an ill family member, where can I get help?

For all inquiries, questions or concerns you may reach us via email international@vkfah.org Or alternatively, you may contact us at +90 212 311 2020

 

How can I reach the International Patients Program Department?

You may contact our department via email at international@vkfah.org or contact +90 212 311 2020 for assistance.

 

Can I receive information about my treatment options?

From initial inquires, questions and concerns about medical treatments, American Hospital staff members are here to assist patients during all phases of their care. In order to expedite the process and to direct your request to the relevant department for action, please send all necessary documentation (medical reports, X-rays/CT Scans/MRIs, pathology slides/reports, discharge summary etc.) and current condition or complaint.

 

I have large files to send, what should I do?

You may forward any large files and/or images to international@vkfah.org via below link:

https://amerikanhastanesi.wetransfer.com/

 

Is the medical information I am sending secure?

American Hospital considers the information you provide us as confidential and it will not be shared with any third parties.

 

Can I get information about financial and billing arrangements, including detailed estimates?

While some cases require physician consultation to determine cost and treatment plan, detailed estimates and billing information is provided to patients prior to treatment.

 

Does the American Hospital have an agreement with any private health insurance providers?

For a list of our partners, please visit our website at http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/Guide.aspx

 

How do I know if my insurance covers my treatment at the American Hospital?

To obtain information about your coverage details and plan requirements, please send an email to international@vkfah.org with your insurance provider’s name and agreement/policy number.

 

Do I need a private insurance coverage to receive treatment at the American Hospital?

Insurance is not needed to be treated at the American Hospital, we accept self-payers. If you prefer to get insurance, please be aware that many private insurance companies have special packages for different hospitals. American Hospital is the leading hospital in Turkey; hence some insurance companies have various offers regarding treatments received at our hospital. If you have health insurance coverage with an insurer that has an agreement with the American Hospital, physician consultation and referral will be needed for claim approval/Guarantee of Payment. Physician referral will not be needed if you do not wish to use an insurance coverage.

 

Am I being directed to the appropriate physician?

All of our physicians are unique and valuable within their own field. Physicians are selected for each case by the Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital.

 

Do I need an appointment to visit the Clinical Laboratories?

Appointment will not be needed, you may walk into our Clinical Laboratories to proceed with the necessary laboratory tests. Please be informed, most laboratory tests require fasting and should be performed in the morning after an overnight fast of at least 8 hours. Our Clinical Laboratories hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. We are also open Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.

 

Where can I get my Laboratory test results?

In order to obtain your laboratory test results, please visit our website at http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/Default.aspx and select “Laboratory Test Results” tab on the right hand corner. Once you have completed the mandatory fields, please click on “Sonuçları Getir” to access your results. 

 

How do I make an appointment?

If you know the name of the physician, please use the below link to request an appointment. All appointment requests that include a valid e-mail address will receive a confirmation reply to that address stating the appointment day and time requested. http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/EAppointment.aspx

If you prefer to make an appointment by phone, you may reach our Contact Center during regular operating hours, including weekends at +90 212 444 3777 or email us at info@americanhospital.org

 

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please ensure to bring ID or Passport, insurance card/agreement number (if applicable) and all previous medical records with you to your appointment.

 

Does the American Hospital recommend hotels and arrange accommodation?

American Hospital has agreements with hotels nearby and provides reasonable rates for its patients.

 

Does the American Hospital provide translation assistance?

Translator services are available, free of charge at the American Hospital. If translator assistances is required you may inform our Call Centre or International Patients Program Department to proceed with necessary arrangements.

 

Does my physician know and understand English Language?

All of our physicians have academic knowledge and fluency in English

 

How do I cancel/make changes to an appointment?

To cancel an appointment please contact our Call Center at +90 212 444 3777 or you may email us at international@vkfah.org

 

Where can I find Patient Satisfaction Survey on your website?

You may refer to our E-appointment page to fill out our Patient Satisfaction Survey on our website http://www.americanhospitalistanbul.org/EAppointment.aspx

 

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