International Services at UCSF Medical Center assists patients from countries outside the United States. Our staff coordinates all aspects of your visit to our hospital and clinics and is committed to making you and your family feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. Each patient receives care in an environment that respects diverse traditions and backgrounds.
UCSF Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 hospitals in the United States. At UCSF, you'll find medical solutions not available elsewhere. Patients travel long distances to benefit from our care. Our goal is to provide you with a level of customer service that matches the world-class medical treatment you'll receive.
Please provide all relevent medical records in English to International Services, prior to scheduling an appointment. A doctor will evaluate your condition to determine if appropriate for treatment at UCSF.
Before you arrive at UCSF Medical Center, you'll receive an estimate of charges. You'll be asked to either make an advance payment or provide verification of authorization from an insurance plan accepted by UCSF. When your financial clearance is confirmed, we will schedule the necessary appointments, tests and procedures. You'll be asked to review and sign our standard Patient Financial Policy form.
Our Financial Policy and Patient Information and Registration forms are available online.
After you receive financial clearance, you'll receive an appointment letter with a unique patient identification number and a medical care cost estimate, based on the UCSF doctor's recommendation.
The appointment confirmation will include directions and maps as well as a list of personalized services and resources available to international patients. Our staff is available to help you arrange the services you need.
If you require extensive care, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
International Services is committed to ensuring that your stay at UCSF is as comfortable as possible. We would be pleased to help make the arrangements you need including: