International Healthcare Services

International Healthcare Services at Nebraska Medicine has helped bring hundreds of patients from around the globe to Omaha for their care. Together with our research and education partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, we offer cutting-edge treatments and valuable second opinions for complex medical conditions.

Services are not intended for persons located in the European Union.

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We are known for our innovative approach to care and providing the highest quality services. Nebraska Medicine is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. to offer CAR T-cell therapy for people with certain recurring blood cancers. Our overall cancer program includes more than 200 world-leading specialists and researchers. In 2017, we opened the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center — one of the foremost research and treatment centers in the nation.

We tackle the toughest of cases related to cancer as well as heart and vascular careneurologytransplants – including stem cell and bone marrow transplants – and numerous other specialties. 

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Our Complimentary Services to International Patients

While your medical care is your first concern, we also understand that traveling away from home can be a stressful experience for you and your family. Our team is here to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible. We provide comprehensive and culturally sensitive services for all patients and their families. 

Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicating with referring providers
  • Facilitating the patient transfer process
  • Making travel and lodging arrangements 
  • Arranging medical appointments while in Omaha
  • Providing financial estimates 
  • Offering language interpretation

Whether you are looking for more information, an initial evaluation or a second opinion, we are here to help. 

Prior to Arrival and During Your Stay

We will assist you and your family members with travel arrangements to our facilities, including air transportation and air ambulance services to Omaha. Ground transportation to and from the airport can also be arranged through our office.

The area near Nebraska Medicine includes numerous lodging options. Our team will work with you to find the most convenient and cost-effective accommodations for your stay. While you are in Omaha, we can make arrangements for you and your family to see what the city has to offer in terms of sightseeing, entertainment and shopping.

Interpretation Services

We encourage you to bring an English-speaking person with you, if possible. If there is not an interpreter who is fluent in your particular language available at the time of your appointment, we will use the services of professional telephone interpreters. There is no charge for this service.

Dietary Services

We are sensitive to meeting our patients’ and their families’ special dietary needs and restrictions. We will coordinate those needs with the medical staff, and provide suggestions for healthful and satisfying meals. We can also assist you in obtaining international foods from your specific region through local providers in the Omaha metro area.

Medical Documentation

Please send us any medical history and reports from your doctor or any other information that may be beneficial for our specialists to assess your medical condition upon arrival. Specific information might vary from one disease to another.

Cost and Billing

We offer competitive pricing for international patients. After our physicians have reviewed your medical history, we will provide advance estimates for all charges. We will work closely with your international health insurance company and embassy to obtain authorization for the treatments that you need. If international health insurance is not an option or you are not sponsored by your embassy, our financial counselors will handle deposits and assist you with other financial matters before, during and after your visit, including the completion of financial and other forms to facilitate settlement of medical expenses.