The Office of International Programs serves hundreds of patients from more than 75 countries from around the world, offering customized services to meet their cultural, religious and linguistic needs.

Our bilingual and culturally diverse team is dedicated to meeting our international patients’ medical and nonmedical needs. We serve as a single point of contact before, during and after a patient’s experience at UChicago Medicine. Our priority is to help patients through their health care journey and make Chicago feel as close to home as possible.

For more information or to refer an international patient, please contact the Office of International Programs via email ( or call us at +1-773-702-0506.

Care coordination services offered to international patients include:

  • Clinical triage and management of care by experienced medical directors
  • Scheduling medical appointment(s)
  • Escort patients to medical appointments
  • Medical interpretation for over 50 languages
  • Arranging equipment and/or home care
  • Follow up appointment(s) scheduling
  • Medication consolidation and prescription delivery to hotel/apartments in Chicago
  • Discharge planning and continuity of care with home country physicians

Non-clinical services offered to international patients include:

  • Transportation arrangement to and from medical appointments and airport pickup/drop off
  • Assistance with opening bank accounts, obtaining cell phone services and more
  • Lodging arrangements with local hotels, apartments and corporate units at discounted rates
  • Assistance with cultural orientation 
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The Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs is responsible for coordinating the care for international patients, collaborating with global partners on consulting/advisory services, and developing global education programs.

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