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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Healthcare Consultation Center
1510 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
Authorization for Treatment at USC
Send Medical Records.
Send complete and current medical records to the Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases including copies of any relevant radiologic scans and test results.
Receive Medical and Financial Clearance.
Your USC physician will review your case and form a preliminary treatment plan. If you are accepted as a patient, you will need to provide either a deposit of estimated charges or an approved authorization from a U.S.-based insurance firm. A package price ofestimate of charges is provided when needed.
International patient care coordinator
As an international patient, you will be assisted by our patient care coordinator during your stay. The coordinator will help to arrange transportation, long term housing, banking, medical appointments as well as make available an interpreter during medical appointments. To contact the office, please call Sangeeta Parekh, International Patient Care Services Coordinator for the Center, at (323) 442-5837.
Our international patient coordinator will bring you to the hospital campus for your first physician visit or day of admission. The Hospital will provide transportation to and from hotels within an eight-mile radius of the hospital. The hospital will provide transportation for one round trip a day between the hours of 7AM- 10:30AM and 3:00PM-6:30PM, Monday through Friday.
Taxis are available at all other times at the expense of the patient or family member. The concierge will arrange for a cab if you are leaving from the hospital or you may contact the company (LA Taxi) at 213-627-7000.
Your Stay at USC
Interpreters will be provided during the admitting process and during all tests and procedures.
The hospital will provide a private room for you and will allow one family member/escort to remain with you overnight. A cot will be provided for the guest. If a patient is admitted to the ICU, then a family member will not be able to stay in the room overnight due to medical restrictions.
What to bring
Inpatient clothing: pajamas, nightgown, bathrobe, slippers. Each patient is provided a closet for accommodation of a limited quantity of personal articles. Please bring only those items necessary during your stay. Inpatient toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc Personal Items: eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids It is not advisable to bring valuables with you (jewelry, large sums of cash, credit cards).
The patient care coordinator will keep your referring physician updated on your treatment progress while you are a patient at USC.
Abundant parking has been reserved for patients in the parking structures next to the University Hospital. Signs will direct you where to park. Patient parking is $5.00 per entry.
Directions to USC
Keck Hospital of USC is accessible from many freeways connecting the surrounding suburban areas to Los Angeles (see map below). You may also call 323-442-8500 for directions to the USC University Hospital.
- From 10 Westbound: Exit at Soto and turn right. Left on Alcazar. Left on San Pablo.
- From 5 Southbound: Exit at Mission and turn left. Right on Zonal. Left on San Pablo.
- From 5 Northbound: Transition to 10 Eastbound. Exit Soto and turn left. Left on Alcazar. Left on San Pablo.
- From 101 Southbound: Transition to 10 Eastbound. Exit State/Soto. Proceed across State onto onramp, and bear right to exit at Soto. Left on Alcazar. Left on San Pablo.
- From 710 North or Southbound: Transition to 10 Westbound. Exit at Soto and turn right. Left on Alcazar. Left on San Pablo.
- From Huntington Drive (Pasadena, West San Gabriel Valley): Follow Huntington Drive westbound until it divides into Mission and Soto. Bear left onto Soto and proceed to Alcazar. Turn right. Left on San Pablo.