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International patient services

When individuals are seeking medical attention outside their home country, the timing, expertise and quality of care are essential.

At Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the service options available for international patients ensure that patients and their families will be well-cared for before they arrive, during their stay and after they leave.

Nationally and internationally recognized expert medical and nursing care is provided in a supportive and healing environment. Some of the options available include:

Patient services offered through Minnesota International Medicine

Abbott Northwestern Hospital works with Minnesota International Medicine (MIM) to provide caring and dedicated patient services to assist each international patient and their family member throughout their stay. In order to make the international patient's stay in the United States comfortable and relaxing, the MIM team members are there to support the patient in the clinic and with personal needs. The patient services team meets the unique needs of each patient and provides the following services:

  • Bank account setup
  • Mobile phone activation
  • Living accommodations
  • Travel arrangements; including airport pickup
  • Cultural or Religious needs
  • Interpretation/translation services
  • Monitoring vitals
  • Allocation and use of medical equipment
  • Communicating accurate medication schedules
  • Writing daily patient progress reports
  • Appointment follow-up
  • Driving the plan of care

Convenient location offers diverse options

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Abbott Northwestern sits in the heart of a diverse, metropolitan community. Both Abbott Northwestern and Children's Hospital - Minneapolis are a quick 15-minute drive from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Their convenient location offers visitors easy access to premiere shopping (Mall of America), dining, museums and cultural events. Both facilities are also connected through climate-controlled skyways and tunnels to well-suited hotel accommodations and additional dining and shopping options.