UPMC Traveling Patient Services for Health Care Professionals

For Health Care Professionals | UPMC Traveling Patients

UPMC Traveling Patient Services is committed to providing prompt communication and collaboration with referring physicians from outside of the United States.

When contacting us, please have the following information about the patient readily available:

  • Basic patient demographics
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Address and country of residency
  • Contact information
  • Emergency contact
  • Family doctor
  • Insurance information
  • Allergies
  • Major diagnoses and/or major medical history
  • Type of request (i.e. in-person consultation, teleconsultation, telemedicine, etc.)
  • Reason for request
  • Any special needs of the patient

By submitting this information you acknowledge it may be shared throughout UPMC for clinical purposes. Once UPMC Traveling Patient Services has been made aware of a patient’s situation, we will assemble a team of clinical and administrative experts to consult with the referring physician, evaluate the case, and determine the best course of treatment. Our proposal will also detail the care plan, provide a single price for all medical services, and address any other requests for information.

Once important decisions have been made regarding the patient’s condition, the type of care required, and the destination, UPMC Traveling Patient Services will assist with travel arrangements and help to secure visas or other necessary travel documents. Our Hospitality and Logistical services helps patients and their families with any clinical or non-clinical need throughout their stay at any of our UPMC facilities. If the patient is receiving virtual care, all medical documentation and images must be provided in English and UPMC Traveling Patient Services will coordinate the transfer of materials to the appropriate doctor.

The UPMC Traveling Patient Services team will maintain contact with referring physicians after the patient is discharged to provide updates on recovery progress and potential next steps in treatment or post-discharge care. Patients can receive follow-up care as necessary at UPMC regional facilities closer to their homes or through use of telemedicine technology.

Make a Patient Referral

To make a patient referral or request a consultation with a UPMC expert, please call us at +1 412-688-8762 or send an email to

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