USC International Health

We help you navigate the challenges of traveling abroad for high-quality medical care at Keck Medicine of USC.

Become a Patient

USC International Health

We help you navigate the challenges of traveling abroad for high-quality medical care at Keck Medicine of USC.

Become a Patient

We Welcome Patients from Around the World 

Keck Medicine of USC provides a wide range of medical care to international patients from more than 60 different countries around the globe. Whether you need cancer care, spine surgery, cardiac surgery, robotic urological surgery, neurosurgery, a transplant, a gastrointestinal procedure or access to clinical trials, our International Health team can help connect you to world-class care at one of our Keck Medicine locations in Southern California or arrange a remote second opinion to explore the latest treatment options in the United States. 

How We Can Help You 

Personal Liaison – When you become a patient, you will receive an International Health liaison. They will be your main point of contact throughout your health journey with us. They will help you and your family navigate the health care process, from your initial inquiry to treatment and follow-up care. 

Patient Advocacy – Your liaison is your patient advocate and will help you streamline your care with various medical specialists.

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Concierge Services – To help make it easy and seamless for you, our team can assist you with your travel and lodging to the United States. We can also provide you with staff to help you with discharge and transitions after your care.  

Telehealth – Our doctors offer various telemedicine services to international patients, so you can be seen virtually. This may include remote second opinion, telepathology, teleradiology, tele-GI and telestroke. 

Hospital-to-hospital Transfer If you are currently hospitalized and covered by medical insurance, we can work with your local facility to safely transfer you to Keck Medicine for advanced treatment for complex cases that may not be available elsewhere. 

How to Become a Patient 

  1. Use our online form to request a consultation.  
  1. Our team will email you a patient intake form. 
  1. Once you complete this patient intake form, our team will reach out to you to guide you through next steps. This includes scheduling an appointment, getting any additional medical records from your local physician and providing you with a cost estimate for services. 
  1. Email for any questions you may have. 

Experience the Keck Medicine Difference 

World-class Medical Care  

  • You get access to advanced treatment plans or pharmaceuticals that are not yet available in your home country. 
  • You can have minimally invasive procedures that shorten your hospital stay, expedite your recovery and give you more options with underlying conditions or comorbidities.  
  • You can receive a professional second opinion from our Keck Medicine specialists to see if you have any other care options. 
  • You can enroll in clinical studies in the United States, if eligible. 
  • We are proud to provide quality health care to transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse individuals in a safe and supportive environment. 

Culturally Sensitive Care  

  • Our Keck Medicine team is diverse and composed of native Spanish, Mandarin and English speakers who come from all over the world.  
  • We understand the cultural and religious differences of our patients.  
  • We identify the right medical specialist, sometimes a whole team of specialists, to care for your health condition.  
  • We arrange appointments to make your trip shorter, easier and less costly.  
  • We pay close attention to the entire process and take proactive actions to avoid barriers to getting you the treatment that you need. 


Our staff can assist you with travel to Southern California.
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Our staff can help organize discounted hotel stays near us.
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Our Team

Learn more about our expert doctors and their medical specialties.
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Physician Referral

It’s now easier than ever to refer your international patients.
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Our Virtual Services

Learn more about our virtual care options, including how you can get a remote second opinion from our specialists before coming to the United States. In addition, learn about our advanced telemedicine services. 

Become a Patient

Get started by completing our online form to request a consultation.
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Patient Testimonials

Hear directly from some of our international patients about why they decided to get care abroad at Keck Medicine of USC.