Patient Services

surgery We believe that all patients deserve access to the most advanced health care available, whether in their home country or overseas. Partners HealthCare International® (PHI) gives patients direct access to world-class care, clinical expertise and industry-leading research at our five Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Many of our physicians have been recognized internationally for their expertise in cancer treatments, neurosurgery, cardiovascular disease, cutting-edge radiation therapy, women’s health and orthopedics. Our hospitals are internationally renowned and have been consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the country.

U.S. News and World Report 2014-2015 Rankings:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital         #2 Overall
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital          #9 Overall
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute                #4 in Cancer
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Center          #6 in Rehabilitation
  • McLean Hospital                                      #4 in Psychiatry

At PHI, we are here to be a resource for patients who would like to receive medical services at Partners HealthCare.

At PHI, we are here to help patients develop and maintain an effective referral process with our Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Our Harvard teaching hospitals offer state of the art technology, innovative treatment and personalized attention.  Everyday we work with referring physicians, embassies, ministries of health, insurers and families to diagnose and treat complex illnesses and support individual patient needs.


PHI has established patient referral programs with public and private organizations in several countries.  We welcome the opportunity to partner with organizations that want to refer patients to Partners HealthCare and Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals for the best medical care available.


Trends in International Patient Care: Helping to Pave the Way

PHI is committed to eliminating potential barriers to accessing healthcare in the United States. VP of International Patient Services, Ed McCarthy, discusses how PHI aims to facilitate a smooth pathway for patients to receive high-quality care at one of our Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.

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Patient Referrals

For patients interested in seeking medical care, complete the patient referral form and return it to us via email or fax.

Patient Referral Form

Contact PHI

Telephone: +1 (617) 535-6400
Fax: +1 (617) 535-6410

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