Okyanos Heart Institute is located in the city of Freeport, The Bahamas. The Bahamas is a nation situated in the Atlantic Ocean and is made up of hundreds of islands. Bahamian territory begins just 50 miles off the Florida coast. Freeport is the largest city on Grand Bahama Island and lies about 100 miles from Miami.
The Bahamas achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1973 and is now a self-governing nation. It remains part of the Commonwealth of Nations, with Queen Elizabeth II as Monarch. English is the official language. The currency used is the Bahamian dollar. One Bahamian dollar equals one U.S. dollar. As a result of this fixed exchange rate, U.S. dollars are widely accepted in the Bahamas. The Bahamas’ historical association with the UK means that European Union regulations regarding the use of medical devices and the approval of medications are followed.
There are four flights per day to Freeport from Miami International Airport. The flight time from Miami is less than an hour. Direct flights to Freeport are also available from many other airports, including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. A passport is required for entry into The Bahamas. The journey from Freeport International Airport to downtown Freeport takes less than 20 minutes. Your Patient Advocate can arrange transportation from the airport to your hotel. Transportation to and from Okyanos Heart Institute can also be arranged. The Institute has strong relationships with the Radisson situated in a serene and beautiful setting, close to our clinic. Your advocate can assist you in choosing the hotel that best suits your needs.
Many of our patients travel to Freeport for stem cell treatment with a friend or family member. For those traveling alone, or for those who need additional care, a medical escort service can be available. Trained caretaker service-providers can also provide overnight care at patients’ hotels. If you wish to avail of this service, your patient coordinator can facilitate the booking. The medical escort service will review your medical history and tailor their service to your needs.
Standard travel insurance covers unforeseen events occurring during leisure or business travel. It does not cover scenarios that occur in the course of traveling for cardiac stem cell treatment. In the past, few insurance companies offered products tailored to those traveling for medical treatment. There are now several companies meeting the growing demand for medical travel insurance. The Okyanos team can put you in touch with companies offering comprehensive and affordable medical travel insurance. A standard travel insurance package is suitable for those planning to travel with you.