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How to Become an International Patient

If you are interested in becoming an international patient, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete Patient Intake Form
    Link to intake form here
  1. Send Medical Records
    Once we receive your completed patient intake form, we will contact you with steps on how to send relevant medical records, including copies of any radiology scans and test results. Detailed information about your medical condition will expedite your inquiry and our ability to schedule you with the correct specialist(s).
  2. Obtain Medical Acceptance
    A UC San Diego Health physician may review your medical history. If treatment is recommended, preliminary treatment options may be determined.
  3. Obtain Financial Clearance
    You will need to provide either a deposit of estimated charges in advance or your insurance company must provide an authorization approved by UC San Diego Health that guarantees payment. Insurance authorizations can only be accepted for consideration by insurance companies that have verified contracts with UC San Diego Health.
    See International Insurance Plans.
  4. Schedule an Appointment
    An international patient coordinator will help you schedule an appointment at a convenient time with the most appropriate UC San Diego Health physician. Your coordinator will help you complete all the necessary forms for appointment scheduling and registration. View a complete list of UC San Diego Health physicians.

We will remain at your service from the moment you contact us and throughout your stay to coordinate any medical, financial, or service-related needs or inquiries that need to be addressed.

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