Ochsner Welcomes International Patients
Why Travel to Ochsner for Your Care?
International Health Services is the central point of contact for patients traveling to New Orleans to access care at Ochsner Health.
Our experienced multidisciplinary team provides the most sophisticated procedures and therapies around, including less invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments and new therapies not offered anywhere else in the region. Additionally, our concierge and convenience services mean you’ll have access to everything you need for a successful healing journey. Our team works to coordinate every aspect of your visit and provide services tailored to the unique needs of our patients. We make a continued effort to better understand our patients’ lifestyles, cultures and health needs, which allows 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 Health for our innovative and holistic approach to 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.
When you care about your patients, both near and far, it shows. We look forward to becoming a part of your journey to wellness.
"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
For over 75 years, patients from across the United States and around the world have trusted Ochsner Health for their medical care. With access to the latest technologies like Innovation Ochsner, which improves care by using technology and data to create precision-focused, patient-centered solutions to keep patients healthier and providers more efficient, Ochsner remains at the forefront of evolving healthcare.
Each day, Ochsner Health’s Centers of Excellence paves new pathways for patients’ healing and hope through compassionate, expert care, advanced technology and treatments based on the latest research. Our multidisciplinary team of providers offers cutting edge treatments in the following specialties:
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 developing lung cancer. At Ochsner, you’ll find compassionate support and the most advanced cancer care available to help you face the challenges of living with cancer.
When you visit the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute for cardiovascular 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. For three years in a row, Ochsner has been the recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ and named among the top 10% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures. Ochsner is also proud to have been the Healthgrades recipient of five-star for Coronary Interventional Procedures and Defibrillator Procedures.
While many cardiovascular conditions can be treated and monitored close to home, when you have a complex heart or vascular condition, require a specialized heart valve treatment or transplant, or have multiple coexisting conditions or health complications, you need an advanced level of care. You want access to the latest research, treatments and clinical trials.
At the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, our experienced multidisciplinary team provides the most sophisticated cardiovascular procedures and therapies around, including less invasive surgical and nonsurgical treatments and new therapies not offered anywhere else in the Gulf South region.
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. Ochsner Health has been named by among the top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 10 Years in a Row (2013-2022) and the top 5% in the nation for treatment of stroke for 12 years in a row by Healthgrades. Ochsner is also proud to hold the awards for Healthgrades' Neurosciences Excellence for 11 years and Stroke Care Excellence for 12 years. As the top 10% of hospitals for neuroscience and stroke care in the US, Ochsner Health has proven to provide the best, quality care for patients and putting patients first.
The Ochsner Transplant Institute is the busiest, most experienced transplant center in the Gulf South region, with 8,000+ lifesaving liver, kidney, pancreas and heart transplants performed since 1984.
When you need a transplant, you require an advanced level of care. You want to undergo a procedure, as quickly as possible, that will help you feel better, live longer and experience minimal complications. Access to the latest research and clinical trials is also critical to ensure your surgery and post-transplant care lead to your best possible outcome.
At the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute, our renowned physicians, surgeons, transplant nurses and support specialists combine advanced technology, specialized procedures and a patient-focused approach to perform even the rarest and most complex organ transplants.
The Ochsner Transplant Institute is the busiest, most experienced transplant center in the Gulf South region, with 8,000+ lifesaving liver, kidney, pancreas and heart transplants performed since 1984, and our kidney transplantation patient survival rates far exceed the national average. Our transplant patients thrive, live longer and experience fewer complications.
Named as Healthgrades' top 5% in the nation for joint replacement, Ochsner Health is the best choice for orthopedic care. While minor orthopedic injuries can usually be treated close to home, when you have a complex condition, multiple coexisting conditions or health complications, you need an advanced level of care. You want access to the latest research, treatments and clinical trials.
At Ochsner Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we offer the specialized expertise and procedural experience, safety, quality and best-in-class patient experience you deserve, fortified by innovation as a research and teaching hospital. Providing the best possible patient outcomes in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of orthopedic problems in both adults and children.
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 the only pediatric heart transplant program in the region. U.S. News & World Report ranked Pediatric Cardiology at Ochsner Hospital for Children as one of the nation’s top pediatric centers. For the fifth year in a row, Ochsner Hospital for Children has been ranked among the Top 50 Children's Hospitals in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery specialties by the U.S. News and World Report and the only ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News and World Report. As part of Ochsner Health, the leading health system in the Gulf South, we have received national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety.
Ochsner Hospital for Children has been ranked among the Top 50 Children's Hospitals in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by the U.S. News and World Report.
While many pediatric health conditions can be treated and monitored close to home, when your child has a complex cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, or ear, nose and throat condition, you need access to specialized care and the latest research, treatments and clinical trials.
At Ochsner Health, we offer the specialized expertise and procedural experience, safety, quality and best-in-class patient experience your child and your family deserve, fortified by innovation as a research and teaching hospital training the next generation of pediatric specialists.
From young adults to mothers and grandmothers, we care for people 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.
These are just a few of the services and specialties Ochsner Health is proud to offer. Our staff is prepared to diagnose, treat and care for patients from all around the world. We look forward to meeting you.
"Whether I needed counseling, physical therapy or help from a social worker, Ochsner provided all of 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
The Ochsner International Services team offers seamless care designed specially to the patients’ needs and culture. Our goal is to give you the best possible experience.
Our team of International Patient Coordinators will provide you with complementary concierge services dedicated to lightening your load and making your visit more pleasurable.
While you focus on your medical care, upon your arrival at Ochsner Health System, a dedicated team member will be assigned to be your personal contact throughout the entire course of your visit. The Ochsner trained International Patient coordinators will guide you through the logistics and scheduling involved in your stay and address any questions or requests you may have.
Our International Patient Coordinator will ensure the following:
- Confirmation of your medical appointments and procedures
- Would serve as your interpreter for all medical appointments if needed and will be your advocate throughout your care.
- Will provide you with additional explanation of the physicians’ course of action and instructions
- Will assist with hospital admissions process and follow-up doctor visits
- Will provide you with arrangements to address dietary, cultural, and religious needs
- Guide you on how to access and navigate your Patient Online Services account known as MyChart
- Help you navigate our system and get direction to and around Ochsner Health Hospitals and Clinics
- Recommend restaurants personalized to your preferences or diet
- Find area businesses you need, like grocery stores, banks, shopping centers, gift shops, medical supply stores and salons
- Explore area attractions and recreation and entertainment options, like parks, theaters, sporting events, tours, and art offerings
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 options 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.
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, Caesars 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
New Orleans has a rich 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 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. No matter what you do in New Orleans or where you go, you’re sure to meet a friendly face and have the experience of a lifetime.
The International Health Services staff can provide you with a customized list of recommendations based on your interests and needs.
Brent House Hotel
Located right on the Ochsner Medical Center campus, the Brent House Hotel is the ideal place to stay when you’re traveling for care or need to be near loved ones who are receiving care at Ochsner. Brent House is conveniently located between Louis Armstrong International Airport and Downtown New Orleans, close to many local attractions.
Our guest rooms are designed to provide comfortable accommodations for patients and caregivers to rest, recover and heal during their healthcare journey. 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 top 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 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
- 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 to make a reservation, or call 1-800-535-3986.
For more than 75 years, Ochsner has been a major referral center for patients from around the world. From prenatal care 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. In an effort to help us provide the most current and relevant patient care, Ochsner is proud to support one of the nation’s largest non-university academic programs for intern and residency training. What’s more, over the last 75 years, many international physicians have relied on Ochsner for training and experience that enhance their practice at home.
For questions about Ochsner's International Health, or to become an Ochsner patient, please contact us by phone, fax or email.
Ochsner International Health Services
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121, U.S.A.