International Services

International Services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital assists patients from countries outside the United States. Our staff coordinates all aspects of your visit to the hospital and is committed to making you and your family feel as comfortable as possible during your stay.

Our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are world leaders in their fields. Our goal is to provide a level of customer service that matches the world-class medical care you receive at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Each patient receives care in an environment that respects the diverse traditions and backgrounds of the patients we serve.

UCSF is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 hospitals in the United States. At UCSF, you can find medical solutions not available elsewhere in the world. Patients travel long distances to UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to benefit from our innovative care.

New Patients

Medical Records

Please provide all relevent medical records in English to International Services, prior to scheduling an appointment. A doctor will evaluate your child's condition to determine if appropriate for treatment at UCSF.

Financial Clearance

Before your arrival at UCSF, you will receive an estimate of charges. You will be asked to either make an advance payment or provide verification of authorization from an insurance plan accepted by UCSF Medical Center. When your financial clearance is confirmed, we will schedule any necessary appointments, tests and procedures. You will be asked to sign our standard Patient Financial Policy form.

Care Confirmation

After you receive financial clearance, you will 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 at UCSF. International Services is available to help you arrange the services you need.

If you require extensive care, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.

Other Services

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:

Contact Information

International Services
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
1500 Owens St., Suite 360
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone (415) 353-8489
Fax (415) 353-3672
Email international@ucsfmedctr.org

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International Services
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
1500 Owens St., Suite 360
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 353-8489
Fax: (415) 353-3672
international@ucsfmedctr.org