Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Referral Service

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International Referrals

The Neurosurgical Service sees many international patients with unusual and complicated neurosurgical problems. A one page summary of the history in English allows us to form an opinion on the advisability of travel to the U.S. As with any patient, the MRI and CT scans are needed for evaluation. These can be reviewed before the patient comes to the United States. An in-person evaluation and any surgical procedures are done at the patient's convenience.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Admitting Department has established a reputable International Program. Representatives from the International Patient and Family Center are available to assist international patients and their families with transportation, lodging, interpretation, and other needs. For information contact the International Program Office at:

Telephone Number: (617) 726-2787
Fax Number: (617) 726-2543

We welcome the opportunity to continue serving the international community.
Please, remember to contact the appropriate physician's office before sending films or pathology slides.

The MGH Physician Referral Service assists patients in obtaining appointments with physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital and its Health Centers in the following services:

Referral Coordinators are professionals who:

Our Referral Coordinators are here to help make your visit as pleasant an experience as possible.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or need information regarding our service, please call a Referral Coordinator Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. After hours, leave a message and we will gladly return your call. Call (617) 726-5800


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