People from all over California and across the country come to San Diego to receive care at Scripps. No matter where you are traveling from, we are pleased to provide information, treatment coordination and local assistance for patients who are visiting our hospitals or clinics from outside of San Diego.
With a mild year-round climate and plenty of sunshine, the beautiful coastal city of San Diego offers a wonderful healing environment. Our team is ready to assist with both medical and non-medical services to help make your stay in San Diego as convenient and
comfortable as possible.
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From researching your options to arranging for follow-up medical care back home, we can help you with:
- Information about our hospitals, programs and physicians
- Physician referrals
- Medical cost estimates, billing questions and financial assistance
- Scheduling and coordinating appointments with Scripps Health specialists for consultation, diagnosis, medical procedures and follow-up care
- Communication with physicians, hospitals and family members
- Lodging and transportation discounts
When you schedule your first appointment with a Scripps physician, please confirm the records and forms you will need to bring. If you do not have them, your treatment may be delayed. In most cases, you will need:
Bring a hard copy of all medical reports translated into English.
If necessary, Scripps will provide a letter addressed to U.S. Customs to enable you to enter the country with pathology samples, including glass slides.
Diagnostic imaging results
Bring the films and/or CD-ROMs of any diagnostic testing relevant to your medical condition.