Stanford University Medical Center operates on the pioneering spirit and tradition of vision, innovation, and collaboration that define the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. It is internationally recognized for fostering innovative healthcare delivery and embracing the future of technology and patient care. Stanford University Medical Center comprises three world-renowned institutions: Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the Western United States; Stanford Health Care; and Stanford Children’s Hospital.

Stanford International Medical Services (IMS) provides access to these facilities and is committed to serving the needs of our international patients and healthcare professionals. The IMS International Patient Services team provides personal attention to ensure that your experience with Stanford is world-class no matter your language, length of stay, medical situation, or professional experience. The IMS team will help you plan your visit whether it’s for one day or one month. We are located in Stanford, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley and less than 45 minutes from San Francisco.

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Patient Services

Each year, more than a thousand patients from around the world come to Stanford Medicine for the highest quality medical care and treatment. A dedicated team of physicians, international care coordinators, administrators, and interpreters provides an unsurpassed level of personal attention and concierge-level services to simplify the process for patients, families, and referring physicians. IMS can arrange for second opinions and immediate consultations with Stanford specialists and can assist with documentation, lodging, transportation, and other needs.

Stanford University has a long tradition of leadership in creative research, entrepreneurship, and applying new clinical therapies. It was integral in shaping the beginnings of Silicon Valley and has been the training ground for many successful entrepreneurs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, robotics, and high-tech. The result is an environment of collaboration and innovation, streamlining multidisciplinary collaborations for “outside-the-box” solutions that lead to new therapies, technologies, and cures. We are visited annually by patients from more than 60 countries who have come for standard medical procedures, complicated disease treatment and surgery, second opinions, preventive wellness, and executive health programs. Our accomplished doctors and administrators are among the finest in the world and can help with almost any medical concern. Though we specialize in countless areas, six in particular are most recognized. Our six centers of excellence include:

  • Cancer Center
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Neuroscience

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Department
  • Surgery
  • Transplant Program

Our department’s multicultural and multilingual staff is fluent in more than 10 languages with an acute understanding of the specific cultural nuances that arise when individuals from around the world visit us. IMS taps into Stanford Health Care Navigation Services Framework, including Aging Adult Services, Special Patient Services, Stanford Health Library, and Cancer Supportive Services. We are committed to making you feel comfortable, safe, and close to home throughout your journey.

We provide interpretation services, and medical interpreters can be arranged for visits with physicians or treatment. For translation of medical documents, we can provide a list of agencies for you to work with directly.

IMS may provide an official invitation for travel documents to visit us, upon request. Please contact us for more details.

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health