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Referral Process


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Contact our international patient hospitality team:

  • Email: 
  • Telephone: 001-619-471-0234
  • Mailing address:
    International Services
    UC San Diego Medical Center
    200 West Arbor Drive, # 8222 
    San Diego, CA 92103-8222

Note: To expedite your inquiry, please provide us with detailed information about your medical condition. If a physician is referring you to UC San Diego Health, he or she may provide information on your condition through our secure online form.

  1. Send Medical Records
    Send complete and current medical records to UC San Diego International Services, including copies of any relevant radiology scans and test results.
  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 campanies with verified contracts with UC San Diego Health.
  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.

Ms. Rosa Olvera 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.