The International Patient Program (IPP)

The International Patient Program (IPP) helps UHN to achieve its vision of global impact by assisting patients living abroad who wish to be treated at our hospital. The IPP provides a central office through which international patient inquiries are processed. Our team of highly skilled and trained Referral Specialists support elective international patients and their families or representatives throughout the application process. As your point of contact, the IPP will provide expert patient-centred approaches to facilitating your care in an easy and seamless manner.

The plastic surgeons at the UHN Breast Reconstruction program have provided breast reconstruction to patients from Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean Islands. They are internationally renowned for providing the most advanced microsurgical breast reconstruction techniques using patient’s own tissues. Patients who would otherwise not have access to such advanced techniques have travelled to UHN to seek consultations and surgery with our team of internationally reputed plastics surgeons.

All elective international patients applying for treatment are required to complete an application package. All applications are screened by a medical professional to determine if care can be provided to the patient at UHN.

For more information on how elective international patients can apply for care at UHN, please click here

If you are a physician outside of Canada who is referring his or her patient to UHN for treatment, please click here