International Patient Services

Our reputation for top quality health care and our beautiful location on the Pacific Ocean attract patients from around the world.

Known for outstanding, culturally competent patient care, patients’ families also enjoy the cultural and recreational attractions that make San Diego a popular tourist destination, famous for its year-round mild climate.

World-Class Care. Here for You.

If you have a complex condition, you need expert care. Make UC San Diego Health the first stop in your health care journey. You'll find a suite of personalized services to help you navigate international health care and travel to our facilities in San Diego, California, USA.

Leading Specialties for International Patients  

Follow-Up Care

When it's time for you to return home, we'll compile a package of information for your personal physician. This information will detail your follow-up care instructions, medications and a translation of the procedures performed while you were our patient. Your personal physician is welcome to contact UC San Diego Health at any time to address any concerns that may arise.

Second Opinion Medical Records Review

UC San Diego Health offers second opinion medical consults for patients and physicians outside the United States.

Our physicians and surgeons can work directly with your local physician or provide a written summary of our recommendation for your records. A video visit is possible only if the patient requesting a second opinion has a local physician who will be present during the visit.

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San Diego's Best Hospital

We’re ranked the #1 hospital system in San Diego for 2024-25 by U.S. News & World Report. And we’re among only 20 nationwide to make the Best Hospitals Honor Roll for outstanding patient care. We also rank among the nation's best in 11 medical and surgical specialties.

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