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Medical Tour Safety Care Insurance

Subscription to Medical Tour Safety Care


In order for medical tourists visiting Gwangju area to receive medical care with ease,
a medical tour surety system is established to strengthen Gwangju Medical Tour’s credibility as global medical care.

Insurance Overview

  • Free subscription for medical tourists visiting hosting medical institutes in the Gwangju area
  •  Medical tourists refer to only foreign patients defined by the Medical Overseas Advancement Act.
  • Process: Agreement concluded between Gwangju City (MEDI-WELL Gwangju) and the insurance company
  • Subscription period: 1 year from the date of subscription (June, 2019 – May, 2020)
  • Insurance period per medical tourist: From the date of entering Korea until the date of departure from Korea (max. 30 days)
  • Contracted company: DB Insurance Co., Ltd.

Support Process

  1. Hosting Medical Institution
    Pre-registration by submitting medical appointment documents, etc. of the medical tourist to MEDI-WELL Gwangju
  2. MEDI-WELL Gwangju
    MEDI-WELL Gwangju informs the insurance company by one day before the medical examination.
  3. Insurance Company
    Cost of compensation and lengthened stay supported in the event of a medical accident

Insurance Service Content

비자 및 입국 서류표 : 초청인측과 피초청인측의 준비서류를 알려주는 표입니다.
Category Support Provided amount
Accidental death or permanent injury during a medical tour in Gwangju

  • - In the event of death caused directly as a result of an injury from an external accident (including medical accident) or permanent injury defined on the Injury Classification Table during the period of insurance

Up to 50 million KRW

Compensation responsibility during a medical tour in Gwangju

  • - If a tourist bears the compensation responsibility by law for damaging the body or property of another person by accident during the period of insurance

Up to 10 million KRW

Support for the cost of extended stay due to a medical dispute

  • - Support for the cost of extended stay due to a medical dispute
  • - Support for the cost incurred as a medical tourist reenters Korea and stays due to a medical dispute (excluding a cosmetic surgery dispute) after leaving Korea (or returning to the home country). An application should be submitted to and accepted by Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency in advance.)

Up to 1 million KRW (800,000 KRW for accommodations, 200,000 KRW for transportation)

※ The insurance service content is subject to change according to the circumstances of MEDI-WELL Gwangju and the affiliated insurance company.

  • Damages for which compensation is not available
  • Damages caused intentionally by the contractor, the insurant, or their legal representatives
  • Damages caused by war, revolution, rebellion, internal warfare, terrorist activities, riot, disorder, labor strike, or other similar situations
  • Damages caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flood, or tidal waves
  • Damages aggravated by the contract between the insurant and a third party
  • Damages caused by radioactivity, explosiveness, or other harmful properties from fuel materials or nuclear fuel, or accidents caused by such properties
  • Damages from exposure to radiation or radioactive contamination not mentioned in no. 5 above
  • Damages caused by dirt, dust, asbestos, or noise
  • Damages caused by electromagnetic waves or electromagnetic field (EMF)
  • Cost of damages resulting from services provided by the insurant not in compliance with “Medical Dispute Settlement Support Service” which stipulates services to be provided regarding medial disputes and accidents reported by medical tourists
  • Cost of damages resulting from services provided by the insurant in compliance with “Medical Dispute Settlement Support Service” that has been revised without the confirmation of the insurance company.
  • Damages caused during a re-visit, for purposes such as re-operation

※ Damages caused during a re-visit, for purposes such as re-operation

※ [Materials contaminated by nuclear fuel] includes nuclear fission product.