Global Patient Services

Sharp HealthCare's Global Patient Services (GPS) program coordinates patient transfers and evacuations for medical emergencies from around the world to a Sharp HealthCare hospital.

Our bilingual team has more than 30 years of experience working closely with physicians, hospitals and air and ground ambulances around the world, with specialized expertise in Mexico. The GPS department also works closely with travel insurance and assistance companies, cruise lines, government agencies and other organizations to mange all facets of the patient's emergency.

A GPS transfer liaison is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with medical evacuations of patients to a Sharp hospital. To request assistance with an evacuation, please call toll-free 1-888-265-1513. The GPS department does not sell travel insurance or provide vaccinations required for foreign travel. 

Before You Travel Abroad
For non-emergent questions, please call 858-499-4102, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, send us an email at or use our request form.

Foreign residents and expatriates interested in non-emergent medical care — such as elective surgery, second opinion or specialized care — can make inquiries by completing our request form.