Yes. Scientologists absolutely seek conventional medical treatment for illnesses and injuries. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of physicians. They go to dentists, they go to doctors, they get checkups, and of course receive appropriate treatment & care for what they need.
The Church of Scientology has always had the firm policy of not diagnosing or treating the sick.
Medical doctors are trained to deal with the physical aspects of illness and injury. The Church advises Scientologists with physical conditions to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a qualified medical professional.
Independent of any medical treatment, a Scientologist then addresses any accompanying spiritual trauma connected to that condition.
- Scientology Helped Us Deal with Our Daughter’s Battle with Cancer – an interview with a Scientology parent whose daughter was diagnosed with bone cancer.
- An Un-Silent Birth, But Very Happy Ending – birth story involving an emergency transfer in an ambulance.