International Patients

International PatientsSpine Associates has designed a unique service to meet the health care and cultural needs of patients from around the world. International patients who require advanced, specialized treatment of the spine can benefit from this dynamic healthcare resource.

Spine Associates is ready to open its doors to the global community. Our International Medical Services is ready to meet your needs and requirements as an international patient. From managing medical consultations and hospital admissions to travel and hotel arrangements, our staff is committed to making international patients and their families feel comfortable during their stay.

To learn more about our international patient concierge program, submit a contact request through our contact us page. Or you can call us at 1-888-977-4625 and request to speak to our international patient coordinator.

 

Personalized Care

Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care. From our patients’ initial inquiries through their follow-up medical care back home, our liaisons act as a single point of contact to assist patients throughout their stay. Our liaisons can arrange for the following services:

  • Interpretation services in 30 languages
  • Transportation, including airport pickup and ground or air ambulance
  • Hotel or long-term lodging arrangements for patients and their families
  • Personal escorts to appointments and specialized procedures
  • Private duty nurses or nurse assistants
  • Special meals honoring dietary requirements
  • Arrangements for special cultural or religious needs
  • VIP concierge services for shopping, dining, sightseeing, and special Houston-area events

We also provide these services for patients from out of town including hotel reservations near the hospital and Galleria area. Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital has special medical rates available with most hotels within the Houston Galleria area. Click here for a complete listing of hotels near our Houston office.

Helpful Foreign Links

www.PatientTravel.org: Patient Travel and its related telephone HELPLINE (1-800-296-1217) serves to make referrals and provide “how to get there” assistance for any patient needing to travel to a distant specialized medical facility for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients served are people for whom the cost of long-distance travel for medical care is financially difficult.

www.usembassy.gov: Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions.