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How to Become an International Patient

If you are interested in becoming an international patient, you can contact us via:

  1. Send Medical Records
    Send complete and current medical records to UC San Diego Health International Services, including copies of any relevant radiology scans and test results. Detailed information about your medical condition will expedite your inquiry.
  2. Obtain Medical Acceptance
    A UC San Diego 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 that guarantees payment. Insurance authorizations can only be accepted for consideration by insurance companies with 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 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.