F.A.Q. – click the plus (+) to see answers…
Some common questions answered about Cancer Healing Retreats:
Is travel to Costa Rica safe?
We pick you up at the airport, transport you to our retreat and then return you to the airport when you are ready to go home. If you feel a need to go shopping while you're with us, check with retreat staff for advice on best, safest places to shop.
What travel documents will I need?
When should I book my incoming and returning flights?
How do I get to your retreat facility?
Can different companions visit during my stay?
Will I need an international plan for my cell phone?
Do I need special electrical adaptors / converters?
Can I continue to work online while at the retreat?
The resort we hold the retreats at offers wifi. You are of course welcome to perform work while at our retreats.
What about bringing additional people with me?
You can bring ONE additional person with you. If they share the room with you, there is not extra charge. If you need another room, please speak to our admissions staff about this and they will book a room for you.
Food for ONE additional person is also provided at no charge.
The retreat is not equipped for large numbers of people, which is why we limit to one additional person.
What do I pack?
Costa Rica is a warm and sometimes humid country, so bring light weight clothing. It does rain quite heavily during our rainy season, so verify with our admissions staff if you need to bring rain gear. Bring a hat, and beach wear.
The wonderful thing about Dr. Gautier’s retreats is that he will go over all your toiletries with you, advising you about what is safe and what is not, and what to look for when buying cosmetics and other toiletries. He even provides special hair dryers that are much safer than others.
How are perishable medical products handled?
What about my medications?
We advise bringing enough of your meds to cover your stay, plus a few days, just in case of travel delays. Check with your primary care physician or pharmacy to make sure you have adequate supplies before leaving.
How will I continue my program at home?
Do you have an outpatient program I can do at home?
Not at this time. However we have a great book that will give you most of the reminders you need. And we include a one year support contract so you can get questions answered after you finish our retreat.
The retreat and personal attention from Dr. Gautier is the only way to really get well properly. There’s so much to learn and change that a home program would be very difficult to do.
After leaving the retreat, who can I call if I have a question?
Should I bring my medical records?
Can I use my medical insurance to pay for my treatments?
Unfortunately, no. Since our treatments are considered alternative and out of the United States, medical insurance does not cover the costs.