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Global Patient Services

The Global Patient Services (GPS) team at Sharp HealthCare coordinates specialty care for international patients using Sharp providers in San Diego.

The Global Patient Services team is a liaison between patients and their families, Sharp HealthCare providers, insurance plans and others who may be involved in a patient’s care — all while delivering personalized assistance and support every step of the way. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional health care experience to patients from around the world.

About Sharp HealthCare

Our mission is to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We aim to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations, and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner. Every day, our team members work to provide our patients and their families with the extraordinary level of care we call The Sharp Experience.

We are an integrated, comprehensive health care system based in San Diego, California, comprised of four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation centers, hospice and home infusion programs.

As San Diego's most comprehensive health care system, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality medical care and services available. Whatever your health care needs, we've got you covered. Explore our specialties and learn more about our providers.

Request an appointment

To request an appointment with a Sharp physician through Global Patient Services, email or call 858-499-4102. The GPS team reviews requests Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm PST. To properly review your request, you will need to include the following information:

  • Medical referral, clearly stating the need and reason for the requested care

  • Insurance and/or payer information

  • Anticipated travel plans timeframe for receiving medical care in San Diego

Learn more about us

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