International Health Services
The staff of Lahey’s International Health office is here to help meet the special needs of patients from outside the United States with tasks such as:
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging transportation and hotel accommodations
- Obtaining visas
- Interpreter services
- Ensuring medical and logistical needs are met
- Coping with unfamiliar language and culture
- Providing financial estimates
- Matching you with the physician(s) most appropriate for your needs
Please feel free to contact our health program specialist in the International Health office with a question, request or comment. You can reach us:
At Lahey’s International Health office, our nurse manager will work with you to evaluate your medical needs and arrange the most convenient schedule possible. Because Lahey draws clinicians from virtually every specialty into a single location, multiple appointments can be scheduled and coordinated with the ease of a single telephone call.
Our staff will work with you to provide an expense estimate before you come to Lahey. If you are working with an embassy or other payor and anticipate surgery or a hospital stay (admission), we can often determine an estimate of total fixed costs for those services, including all physician and hospital costs.
At the time of appointment scheduling, we will request a credit card number. If you prefer to pay cash, we will assist you in arranging a wire transfer. These funds on your credit card are held on deposit until after your visit to Lahey.
Translator and Interpreter Services
Lahey provides translation services for international patients who are unfamiliar with the English language. For more information about these services, please call the International Health office at 011.781.744.8401, or use the AT&T Language Line at 800-523-1786.
If you need translation or interpreter services, contacting us in advance, before your visit to Lahey, is recommended so we can best accommodate your request.
Travel Assistance & Hotel Accommodations
The staff provides patients from outside the United States with assistance regarding airline reservations and local hotel accommodations and transportation. For more information on these services, please contact us.
Most people traveling to the United States for health care come using the same visa (B-2) as individuals traveling for pleasure. We will provide the necessary letters to the U.S. Embassy in your country to help you obtain a visa for medical treatment.
Only the American Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over your country of permanent residence can approve your visa application. Please visit the U.S. State Department website for more information.