Ochsner Welcomes International Patients

International Health Services is the central point of contact for patients traveling to the United States to access care in the Ochsner Health System.

Our experienced staff and interpreters strive to make you feel at home and coordinate every aspect of your visit. We aim to provide services tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Better understanding our patients’ lifestyle, culture and health priorities enables us to deliver care that promotes complete healing and continued wellness.

Since 1942, patients from across the United States and around the world have trusted Ochsner for forward-thinking medical care. Here, you’ll find more than 1,000 physicians practicing more than 90 specialties and subspecialties in state of the art facilities ranked among the best in the world. That’s why more than 4,000 international patients visit us every year.

We look forward to becoming a part of your journey to wellness.

Keeping in Touch Through the Distance

"I am so grateful and full of appreciation to Ochsner Medical Center and their staff. As a health care provider myself, I was really impressed and amazed by the professional and experienced practice and standards this facility holds. I will keep in touch with them through the distance."

- Hagit F., Israel
Ochsner Heart Transplant patient

Contact Us

T: 001-504-842-3719

F: 001-504-842-1004

E: international@ochsner.org

Ochsner International Health Services

1514 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

Medical Services

For over 75 years, patients from across the United States and around the world have trusted Ochsner for forward-thinking medical care. Our innovation accelerator, Innovation Ochsner, uses technology and data to create precision-focused, patient-centered solutions to keep patients healthier and providers more efficient.

Each day, Ochsner’s eight Centers of Excellence pave new pathways for patients’ healing and hope through compassionate, expert care, advanced technology and treatments based on the latest research. Our team of skilled care providers offers cutting edge treatments in specialties that include the following:

Cancer Care

Ochsner’s commitment to innovative cancer research and therapy development began in 1939 with founder Dr. Alton Ochsner’s research on the link between smoking and lung cancer. Today, you’ll find compassionate support and the most advanced cancer care available and to help you face the challenges of living with cancer.

Cardiology

When you visit the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute for cardiology care, you can expect advanced diagnostic and leading-edge therapies for adult and pediatric cardiology patients in a program ranked among the best in the United States.

Neuroscience

At the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, you’ll find a team of multidisciplinary specialists working together to provide the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options for adults and children with neurological conditions.

Surgery

The Ochsner Department of Surgery is one of the top surgical departments in the United States. We’re one of only a few training sites for robotic surgery in the world, and our surgeons regularly use the da Vinci® Surgical System, the most advanced tool available for urologic and gynecologic procedures.

Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute

Our transplant surgeons and physicians have performed over 6,500 lifesaving transplants since 1984, and our kidney transplantation patient survival rates outdo national averages. Our transplant patients are doing better, living longer and experiencing fewer complications.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

The Ochsner Department of Orthopedics employs the latest techniques and technology for the best possible patient outcomes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of orthopedic problems in adults and children.

Pediatrics

We know your child’s well-being is your top priority. At Ochsner Hospital for Children, we offer the highest level of pediatric care for even the most complex needs – like cancer treatment and organ transplants. U.S. News & World Report ranked Pediatric Cardiology at Ochsner Hospital For Children as one of the nation’s top pediatric centers – the only hospital ranked in Louisiana.

Women’s Services

From young women to mothers and grandmothers, we care for women of all ages. Our women’s health team includes gynecologic surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, obstetric intensive care specialists, and a maternal-fetal medicine team capable of performing in-utero surgery.

This is just a few of the specialities Ochsner is proud to offer. Our staff is ready to more specialties or treatments with international visitors.

Contact Us

T: 001-504-842-3719

F: 001-504-842-1004

E: international@ochsner.org

Ochsner International Health Services

1514 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

Whether I needed counseling, physical therapy or help from a social worker, Ochsner provided all that and more. I felt very safe and secure, and it was such a positive experience.

Limor Eisner Rosenberg, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ochsner Liver Transplant Patient

Concierge Services

Ochsner International Health Services is committed to meeting the needs of the international traveler.

A patient coordinator is assigned to each international patient to assist in medical and travel arrangements. Our coordinators take a holistic approach to patient care that values your experience inside and outside of your hospital room. To support your stay as much as possible, our coordinators can help you plan the following aspects of your visit. Several of these services are located right within our medical centers.

  • Assistance with financial estimates and package pricing
  • Coordination of all visa and passport requirements
  • Transportation arrangements to and from Ochsner Medical Center
  • Hotel accommodations and lodging assistance, include the Brent House Hotel on Ochsner's main campus
  • Medical appointments and test scheduling
  • Interpreter services for medical appointments
  • Arrangements and/or reservations to area attractions
  • Financial coordination and banking needs
  • Special nutritional needs
  • Follow-up medical reports provided to patient or his/her physician
  • Any other special considerations you need during your stay

You can get in touch with your coordinator and our staff five days a week and rely on our anytime on-call services in case of emergency. And when you are here, Ochsner offers the convenience of having your doctor, pharmacy, hotel, coffee, dining and the international office all under one roof. Our international reception area is designed to provide patients and family members with comfortable amenities and a business center for personal needs and printing.

We are here to support you every step of the way.

Contact Us

T: 001-504-842-3719

F: 001-504-842-1004

E: international@ochsner.org

Ochsner International Health Services

1514 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

Plan Your Visit

Let the International Health Services be your guide as you plan a trip to one of the most unique cities in the world. Ochsner Medical Center is conveniently located halfway between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and Downtown New Orleans. The facility is within a 5-mile radius of New Orleans’ most popular attractions and destinations, including the famed French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Audubon Zoo, The National World War II Museum and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. We are here to help you enjoy the beautiful city we call home.

Exploring New Orleans

Known as the “Paris of the Americas”, New Orleans has an international history. The city was founded by the French, ruled for 40 years by the Spanish and bought by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans is known for its distinct Creole culture, jazz and other unique musical styles, and vibrant history. During the first half of the 19th century, New Orleans became the United States’ wealthiest and third-largest city, and it was the site of significant battles during the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

The city grew as a tourist attraction through the 20th century and still draws hundreds of thousands of visitors due to its annual Mardi Gras festivities, iconic food offerings, lively culture and historic architecture. Tourists enjoy a multitude of entertainment options here, including swamp tours, streetcar rides, festivals, art museums and more. The International Health Services staff can provide you customized recommendations based on your interests and needs.

Brent House Hotel

We know the stress medical treatment away from home can bring to you and your loved ones. That’s why Ochsner's Brent House Hotel is located next to Ochsner Medical Center, just steps away from your doctors. Our comfortable and plush guest rooms accommodations for patients and caregivers to rest, recover and heal. Need help during your stay? Our hospitable and bilingual staff are happy to offer any assistance needed. At the Brent House Hotel, making you feel at home is our No. 1 priority.
Our location offers several convenient amenities. Guests can take a quick walk down the hall to dine at Bistro 42; read a book on a bench in the calm of our tree-filled atrium, or indulge in a warm cup of coffee or tea at PJ’s Coffee Shop while listening to the soothing sounds of live piano music. Hotel features include:

  • Newly renovated rooms and suites
  • Extended stay rooms with kitchenette
  • Free covered self-parking and valet parking
  • Outdoor heated pool and 24-hour fitness center
  • Restaurant and coffee shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business center
  • Pharmacy
  • Gift shop
  • Barbershop and beauty salon
  • Brent House Market convenience store
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our guest rooms and facilities

    For more information about the Brent House Hotel, talk to your patient coordinator, visit brenthouse.com, or call 800.535.3986.

    Contact Us

    T: 001-504-842-3719

    F: 001-504-842-1004

    E: international@ochsner.org

    Ochsner International Health Services

    1514 Jefferson Highway

    New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

    Second Opinions

    No matter where you live, the diagnosis of a severe condition or illness with limited treatment options can be very frightening. If you have any doubts about the diagnosis, are not happy with the advice or treatment offered, or have questions or concerns regarding the treatment you’re receiving, it is always wise to seek a second opinion. A second opinion will ensure you are fully informed and able to make important decisions regarding your medical care. International Health Services is here to help all international visitors get a second opinion from an Ochsner care provider.

    At Ochsner, close collaboration between clinicians and scientists brings medical discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside. Getting a second opinion allows you not only to confirm the diagnosis but also to get a different perspective on your treatment options.

    To inquire about specific specialties or treatments for international visitors, contact us:

    T: 001-504-842-3719

    F: 001-504-842-1004

    E: international@ochsner.org

    Ochsner International Health Services

    1514 Jefferson Highway

    New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

    Referrals

    For more than 60 years, Ochsner has been a major referral center for patients from around the world, particularly from Central and South America. From prenatal to geriatric care, patients will find a depth and breadth of medical expertise and an extensive continuum of care unique to the best healthcare systems in the world. Helping us to provide patient care based on the most current and relevant medical research, Ochsner also has one of the nation’s largest non-university
    academic programs for intern and residency training. And, over the last 50 years, many international physicians have relied on Ochsner for training and experience that enhance their practice at home.

    Physicians interested in referring international patients are welcome to speak with the International Health Services office at the contact information below:

    T: 001-504-842-3719

    F: 001-504-842-1004

    E: international@ochsner.org

    Ochsner International Health Services

    1514 Jefferson Highway

    New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.

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    Brent House Hotel

    Your Home Away From Home. Located at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway, the Brent House Hotel has been proudly been serving Ochsner patients and their families with quality accommodations since 1954.

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