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.

Whether you're a patient seeking world-class medical care or a physician looking to refer a patient to one of our hospitals, we want to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.

We are proud to partner with international organizations that assist patients with complex health care needs who are seeking care in the United States. Learn more about our preferred referral partner model.




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.


Chinese Patients Seek Top-End Care in U.S.

Read an article featuring Ed McCarthy and other experts in the field discussing the trend and its implications for the future of medical travel in the world’s most populous region.

The article, which appeared in the Feb/Mar issue of Global Health and Travel magazine, focuses on Chinese patients seeking care at top hospitals in the United States, including Partners founding members, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Read the article

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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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