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Resources for People Traveling to UPMC

UPMC has over 40 hospitals and 800 doctors' offices and clinical sites. It has also had 340,000 inpatient admissions and observation cases and 6.2 million outpatient visits.

UPMC covers one of the largest international areas of any U.S.-based medical center. This includes clinics in Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, and Croatia.

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For information and assistance, please contact UPMC Traveling Patient Services at:

Why Should You Travel to UPMC for Life-Changing Medicine?

When you or your loved one gets a complex medical diagnosis, you want to feel confident you can get the best care possible. For many, that means seeking treatment at UPMC. UPMC combines a personal approach to health care with advanced technological and clinical capabilities. Our areas of expertise for those who travel to UPMC include:

  • Cancer: At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we remain committed to giving the knowledge, inspiration, and care you need to boldly face your cancer.
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery: The UPMC Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery offers dedicated, compassionate, state-of-the-art care to those with benign diseases. It also does this for those who have cancer of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus.
  • Concussion: Whether you're a pro athlete or a weekend warrior, you can find world-class care at UPMC Sports Medicine. This has earned us our reputation for excellence.
  • Heart and Vascular: The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the world's premier centers for full cardiovascular care.
  • Neurosurgery: The UPMC Department of Neurosurgery, part of the UPMC Neurological Institute, offers the most advanced and comprehensive treatment and surgical care options. It does this for complex brain, skull base, and spine disorders.
  • Pediatrics: Regionally, nationally, and globally, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is a leader in the treatment of childhood conditions and diseases. It's also a pioneer of new and improved therapies and a top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric experts.
  • Transplant: Established in 1981, UPMC Transplant Services has performed more than 20,000 organ transplant surgery procedures. This includes including liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and liver/small bowel. It also includes heart, heart/lung, double-lung, single-lung, and multiple-organ transplants.
  • Vision Care: The UPMC Vision Institute includes board-certified eye care experts, optometrists, residents, and other health care teams. These provide an entire range of eye care services in many areas of expertise.

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Travel Assistance for International Patients

UPMC offers help for international patients who seek care in Pittsburgh or at UPMC ISMETT in Palermo, Italy.

A passion for innovation lies at the heart of what we do. Our internationally recognized clinical and research programs translate this into advanced, custom care for patients from around the world.

UPMC Traveling Patient Services makes the journey more convenient. It does this with support services that help patients and their families navigate UPMC. Our team assists patients with needs such as:

  • Clinical care coordination.
  • Housing support and recreation.
  • Translation services.
  • Travel coordination.

Together, we help people reach UPMC in the most comfortable, stress-free manner possible.

Learn more about UPMC Traveling Patient Services.

Patients choose Pittsburgh. And they choose UPMC.

Many patients travel to the UPMC Neurological Institute each year for expert neurosurgical care.

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