Croatia is a country with highly developed tourism services, numerous natural wonders and preserved natural environment, in addition to a variety of offerings among which health tourism is one of unquestionable importance with 170 years of tradition. Health tourism in Croatia is one of the key tourism products by 2020with a leading role in extension of the tourist season and dispersion of tourist activities. In 2020, medical tourism in Croatia will be vertically integrated and price competitive, focused mostly on selected segments of demanding global market.
Zagreb is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in Central Europe. There are dozens of hospitals in Zagreb that measure up to international standards, and many of these institutions have been receiving medical tourists on regular basis. Some of the factors that make medical tourism in Zagreb and the region so recognizable is due to the year-round offer of high-quality services in health tourism, based on contemporary trends, resource base and tradition, all at competitive prices.
Located in Zagreb, Poliklinika Bagatin is one of Croatia´s leading multispecialty clinics, with over 21 years of experience providing patients with high quality and aesthetic services. According to Deloitte it is one of the fastest-growing small and medium-sized medical institutions in this part of Europe. Poliklinika has a reputation for excellence in the fields of plastic surgery, dentistry and dermatology and because of its high standards and the extensive experience of its medical staff, it has become a referral center in Croatia and the region for physicians seeking training and certification in the use of new products, equipment and techniques. Poliklinika Bagatin is a Gold Member of the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), along with a title of a Medical Tourism Friendly clinic by Global Clinic Rating, an international medical and dental clinic comparison website that evaluates clinics based on expertise, medical and nonmedical facilities, procedures, services, amenities and patient reviews.The MTA is committed to educating consumers about their options internationally for medical treatment through its programs, such as theHealth & Wellness Destination Guides, as is the example withPoliklinikaBagatin´sown Guide.
Medical tourism has had an annual growth rate of 15-20% globally. Poliklinika Bagatin attributes its proactive international development to the share of foreign clients atthe clinic, which is currently at 5% and growing,coveringSlovenian, Austrian, Swiss, Italian and American markets. To further solidify these numbers and expand its global reach Poliklinika Bagatin has visited and exhibited at theWorld Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) held this past September in Washington, DC.At the Health Tourism Industry Conference (HTI) in Rovinj, Croatia domestic and international potential buyers and providers will have the opportunity to meet Poliklinika Bagatin and its premiere services.