Philadelphia doctors and hospitals have been taking care of international patients since America’s first hospital opened here in the 1700s. It is one of our strengths today. Our hospitals provided care for patients from more than 50 countries last year. They come here for life-saving medical procedures performed by world-renowned physicians at hospital rated among the best in the nation and the world. And that includes a support team of nurses, technicians and dedicated international staff that make sure each international patient can concentrate on recovery while others worry about everything else.
Philadelphia has put together an organization to help international patients schedule appointments, get cost estimates and get insurance or government treatment approval. We even provide assistance with interpreters, hotel and other accommodations and concierge services — all at no cost.
All of this — combined with the region’s convenient East Coast location, world-famous hospitality industry and unparalleled historical and cultural significance — has made the city a logical choice for many individuals seeking the best medical care outside of their home country.