International Patient Services

At City of Hope, we are known around the world for our “body and soul” philosophy. We take pride in providing compassionate, patient-centered care, tending to your physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a warm, supportive environment. Our team approach ensures that all your concerns are addressed, your voice is always heard and you never feel alone.


The Patient Experience

As an international patient, you'll receive personalized guidance and assistance from the Center for International Medicine (CIM), and it starts long before you arrive.


Becoming a Patient


While you're still at home, we'll review your medical records, help you understand all costs involved, set up your appointments, and assist with visa, travel and accommodations needs.


When you arrive in California we can provide airport reception services to escort you to our campus, help you get acclimated to Los Angeles and provide practical advice on banking, shopping, recreation and much more.


Throughout your stay, our team is always readily available to answer your questions, coordinate your appointments and connect you with City of Hope's vast array of patient and family support services.


Once you’ve completed treatment and you’re ready to go home, we'll help with discharge planning, make sure you have all the prescriptions and equipment you'll need and assist with the billing and payment process.


Even after you return home, the personalized care continues. We'll provide medical reports, connect with your doctors and coordinate any follow-up visits, no matter how far away you live.

World Class Medicine

For over 100 years, City of Hope has been the place for state-of-the-art cancer treatment and groundbreaking research, all on the same campus. We are one of a select few facilities in the United States designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. We are consistently ranked one of “America's Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

City of Hope is a world leader in treating many of the most challenging cancers. We maintain the No. 1 hematology and prostate cancer programs in California. We have performed over 15,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants. We are the only United States center with a decade of performance above expectations as measured by the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research.

We invite you to learn more about our pioneering work in the following areas:

New And Novel Treatments

City of Hope is unique because of the way we combine our clinical expertise and our laboratory research, all focused on treating your cancer. With everything under one roof, we maintain one of the fastest “bench to bedside” timelines for new drugs and novel treatments. We are rapidly developing the next generation of genetic, targeted and immunotherapy drugs, and we can offer powerful treatment options not available elsewhere.

Our Location 

Our beautifully landscaped 100-acre campus in Duarte, California, is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, in the heart of scenic Southern California with its year-round warm, sunny and relaxing climate.

We are easily accessible to Los Angeles International and Burbank airports, and within reach of the beaches, mountains, desert and all the recreational and cultural treasures that make this part of the country such a popular destination.

Become a New International Patient