Services for International Patients

Thank you for considering Seattle Children’s for your child’s care. We welcome patients from around the world.

Seattle Children’s provides care to infants, children, teens and young adults up to age 21, often for complex or rare conditions.

We are consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, and offer the most advanced inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical and rehabilitative services.

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:

International Patient Services

Seattle Children’s International Medical Services team can help you:

  • Learn about our services and programs
  • Identify doctors to meet your child’s unique needs
  • Estimate medical costs
  • Make billing arrangements
  • 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 United States for medical care. The patient’s family is responsible for all healthcare costs not paid by insurance, as well as nonmedical costs, including local lodging, food and transportation.

Request Treatment at Seattle Children’s

To request treatment at Seattle Children’s:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I send my child’s medical records?

    Medical records can be attached to the international patient intake form or emailed to

  • Do you accept medical records in a foreign language?

    No. All medical records must be translated into English before you send them.

  • Do you provide interpreter services?

    Yes. We will provide an interpreter at each of your medical appointments at Seattle Children’s. You will not be charged for interpreters.

  • Can you help us to get U.S. medical visit visas?

    We are not able to assist with the visa application process. However, once financial clearance is complete, we can provide you with a letter stating that you have appointments scheduled at Seattle Children’s. 

  • Can you help with a hotel and local transportation?

    Yes. We can help with transportation, places to stay and other logistic or living arrangements.