Q1. What is the turnaround time for processing the application?
A. Approximately two to three weeks
Q2. If the case is approved how long will the approval last?
A. A. The approval last for three months. Patient may apply for extension or postponement and the medical board decision shall be final.
Q3. I am having follow-up appointments abroad why do I need another HMC report for follow up?
A. There is a possibility you may need follow-up care at Hamad Medical Corporation. In cases where the follow up is not available in Doha, you can travel abroad again for follow-up care.
Q4. If my request is not approved when can I reapply?
A. After you go for an appeal at the Supreme Council of Health.
Q5. Why does the appeal process take place in the Supreme Council of Health after a rejection from HMC?
A. The Supreme Council of Health is the commissioner for the treatment abroad program in Qatar.
Q6. What is the policy for escort?
Q7. Who should I contact when in Doha in case of an emergency that requires treatment abroad?
A. Contact your Hamad Medical Corporation treating physician. Your treating physician has access to the emergency contact numbers for the treatment abroad program.