International Patient Program
Recognized for Expertise, Excellent Outcomes and Technology
Our hospital, physicians and patient care are recognized for excellence. U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals list recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College Froedtert Hospital as a regional high performer in 12 specialties, including cancer, cardiology, orthopaedics and neurology. Learn more about this and our other awards and achievements.
Patients from around the globe look to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin for many reasons, including:
- Excellent outcomes
- Internationally recognized physicians, honored as best doctors
- Leading-edge technology
- Innovative medical treatments
- Personalized attention
Froedtert & the Medical College Froedtert Hospital is a world-class academic medical center with more than 1,000 expert physicians on staff to serve you, many of whom are voted best doctors by other doctors. There are fewer than 120 academic medical centers in the United States and Froedtert Hospital is among them. For patients, this means our highly respected medical school and hospital work together to provide the following advantages:
- The highest quality of patient care
- Research-proven advancements in medical treatment
- The most advanced technology to diagnose and treat disease
- Education and teaching for tomorrow’s physicians
- A strong partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin — providing care to the youngest patients
Patients choose us for our expertise in many areas. We began doing transplant surgery in 1967 and are now internationally recognized for excellent outcomes. We have shorter transplant wait times than the national average. We are at the forefront of new developments and information, and we can help patients explore all available treatment options in areas including:
For information about other areas of expertise, see our full list of services.
How to Become a Patient
International patients who want to arrange for care through Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin should ask their physician to submit a physician referral in English to a representative from our International Patient Program.
Once the physician referral is received, you will be contacted about next steps.
- Travel arrangements
- Travel documents
- Hotels and lodging
What to Expect at Froedtert
Patients and their families count on us for excellence in all aspects of their experience with us. During your time at Froedtert, we are eager to help you feel comfortable. We offer interpretation services and patient amenities such as private rooms, in-room dining and patient internet access. Amenities at the hospital include dining, places to shop, banking services and spiritual services. The nearby community is full of places to worship, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, pharmacies and more.
Milwaukee Blends Old World Charm, Cuisine and Diversions
Froedtert & the Medical College Froedtert Hospital is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a sophisticated city situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and surrounded by spacious countryside. Milwaukee is rich in historical and cultural attractions, professional sports and delicious cuisine.
Visitors may enjoy museums, music festivals, theater, boutique shopping, the zoo, acres of luscious parks and more. Or, they can choose to explore nearby Chicago, one of the country’s biggest cities and just a short train ride or car trip away from Milwaukee. Learn more about Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Convenient Travel and Hotels
Froedtert Hospital is located 30 minutes from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. In nearby Chicago, two airports also welcome international travelers - O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. Ground transportation to the hospital from these airports is readily available.
Lodging options of all varieties are located close to the hospital for patients and their families, both for short-term and long-term accommodations.