International Patient Services

Sharp HealthCare's International Patient Services program includes medical evacuation and patient transfers from abroad to the US.

Sharp has had a long history of successfully helping patients traveling in Mexico, and all over the world, in case of medical emergencies.

Why Choose Sharp's International Patient Services?

  • Sharp HealthCare's location in San Diego represents the preferred destination for patients traveling in Mexico — particularly in Baja California, Sonora, Jalisco and the Mexican Riviera
  • Assistance with medical emergency transportation, including coordination of ground and air ambulance evacuation
  • Emergency medical evacuation (Medevac) program is available to all travelers who become ill or injured while traveling abroad
  • Bilingual and bicultural patient transfer liaisons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to handle all Medevac details
  • Patient liaisons have more than 20 years of experience in arranging a wide range of global patient services, treatment and care
  • Referring physicians from abroad look to Sharp HealthCare when a patient requires urgent care, an elective procedure or a second opinion
  • Contracts with major cruise lines traveling between San Diego and the Mexican Riviera expedite emergency medical assistance to cruise travelers
  • Assistance with international health insurance issues, including verification of benefits

Contact Sharp HealthCare's International Patient Services

Sharp offers emergency medical evacuation should you become ill or injured while traveling abroad. Contact our liaisons toll-free:
  • From the United States, call 1-888-265-1513
  • From outside the United States, call 001-888-265-1513

Locations of International Patient Services in San Diego

Transfer patients may be admitted to one of the following Sharp hospitals in San Diego:

International Services Patient Stories

David Johnson was enjoying a Mexican vacation when everything suddenly went wrong. Fortunately, with the assistance of Sharp's International Patient Services program, David was able to make an amazing recovery. Read David's story.

Find a San Diego Doctor

To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm.

For More International Patient Services Information

To confirm health insurance coverage and eligibility before traveling abroad, please call 858-499-4962, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, or send us an email.

To learn more about Sharp's international patient services, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.