International Medical Services
With more than 100 years of history, Seattle Children’s is one of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States. Patients and families come to us from more than 70 countries to get superior care – many for complex or rare conditions. We provide the most advanced inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to age 21.
Our doctors work in more than 60 pediatric subspecialties and are among the best in the world. Seattle Children’s top areas of expertise include nephrology; cancer and blood disorders; urology; cardiology and cardiac surgery; neurology; neurosurgery; endocrinology and diabetes; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; orthopedics; pulmonary medicine; neonatology; craniofacial care; and reconstructive pelvic medicine.
Services We Provide
The International Medical Services team can give you information about Seattle Children’s services and programs, identify doctors to meet your child’s unique needs, estimate medical costs, make billing arrangements and schedule appointments, including consultations and follow-up care. We can also help with communication between doctors, patients and family members in Seattle. To provide the best care for your child, we will begin by carefully reviewing your child’s medical records.
Seattle Children’s is not able to donate care to international patients or to organizations that bring children to the U.S. for medical care. The patient’s family is responsible for all healthcare costs not paid by insurance as well as non-medical costs, including local lodging, food and transportation.
Seattle Children’s works with a worldwide network of referring hospitals and sister hospitals. We welcome international hospitals that would like to join our referral network or form a sister-hospital relationship.
International Medical Services Patient Intake Form
Thank you for considering Seattle Children’s Hospital for your child’s care. To request treatment at Seattle Children’s:
- Complete and return the International Medical Services Patient Intake Form.
- Contact us if you have questions or need help with the intake process.
Once we receive the intake form and your child’s medical records, we will contact you to collect $200. This fee covers review of the records by an international patient manager and our doctors so we can recommend the best treatment plan. We will review the records after we receive payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the records to firstname.lastname@example.org, and mail X-ray, CT, MRI or other films to:
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98105
No. All medical records must be translated into English before you send them.
Yes. We will provide an interpreter at each of your medical appointments at Seattle Children’s.
Yes. We can issue an invitation letter so you can apply for U.S. medical visit visas.
Yes. We can help with transportation, places to stay and other logistic or living arrangements.