The International Medicine Program

The International Medicine Program at Yale offers seamless access to expert medical care for patients from around the world. Our physician's are world-renowned for their high-level expertise and interdisciplinary approach to treating complex cancer cases. Yale Cancer Center is a collaboration between nationally and internationally renowned scientists and physicians at Yale School of Medicine and Smilow Cancer Hospital. This partnership enables us to provide you with the best approaches for prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer. There are also numerous clinical trials available for patients who are seeking the most advanced treatments available.

Available at every step, our International Medicine Program Coordinator will ensure that all aspects of your visit go smoothly. You’ll have help with travel arrangements, the admission process, interpreter services, scheduling medical procedures and any questions that arise. From the moment you enroll through your recovery and return home, you’ll have personalized assistance and support. We offer specialized travel assistance through ProTravel International, one of the world's leading travel agencies. You can count on receiving professional, personalized service, access and VIP amenities. 


How to become a patient: 

Step 1: Contact Us

Call us at +001-203-495-9253 or complete the brief Patient Information Request Form to provide us with information about yourself and the cancer services you are seeking. Our call center is open M-F from 8AM-5PM (EST), and our message line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Calls will be returned the following business day. Interpreters are available for more than 200 languages. 

Step 2: Submit Medical Records

An International Medicine Program Coordinator will contact you within 1-2 business days after the Patient Information Request Form is completed. You will receive instructions on how to submit your medical records. Your records must be translated into English. 

Step 3: Decision and Estimate

Within 7 business days of receiving all medical records, our physicians will review your information. If we determine that the International Medicine Program is appropriate for your care, we will provide an estimate for hospital and physician expenses. 

A full financial guide will also be provided. It will outline all payment conditions and financial requirements that must be met by the patient prior to receiving treatment. 

Step 4: Payment

Payment for all charges is required prior to scheduling any medical appointments or assistance with travel arrangements. Your International Medicine Program Coordinator will work with you to process your payment. Once full payment is received and we determine that our program is appropriate for your care, you will officially become a patient of the International Medicine Program. 



If you are requesting to be a patient, please complete the Patient Information Request Form or call +001-203-495-9253.

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The International Medicine Program

The International Medicine Program offers seamless access to expert medical care for patients from around the world.