International Services Frequently Asked Questions

Walking trail along the C&O Canal, a national historic park, in Georgetown.
Walking trail along the C&O Canal, a national historic park, in Georgetown.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What specialties is MedStar Georgetown known for?

There are five major specialties that MedStar Georgetown is known for:

  • Cancer – The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is one of only 47 centers in the United States with a comprehensive cancer center designation from the National Cancer Institute.
  • Neurosciences –The Neurosciences program at MedStar Georgetown is distinguished by our Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest honor awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers; Center of Excellence designation by the Huntington’s’ Disease Society of America; Primary Stroke Center certification by the Joint Commission; advanced technology such as CyberKnife® and specialized evaluation and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, earning distinction as the only National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence in the Washington, D.C. region.
  • Gastroenterology – Our Gastroenterology program offers nationally and internationally recognized expertise in all aspects of the digestive system and is a comprehensive resource for the evaluation and treatment of patients with complex digestive and liver disorders.
  • Adult and Pediatric Transplant - MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute is one of the largest and most successful transplant programs in the United States offering the largest small bowel tissue bank in the world, the second largest intestinal and multivisceral transplant program in the U.S., one of the most successful liver transplant programs and one of the nation’s most successful live donor liver transplant programs using laparoscopic surgery.
  • Orthopaedics –The Orthopaedics program at MedStar Georgetown is part of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute leading the region for diagnosing and treating a full spectrum of orthopaedics conditions featuring state-of-the-art surgical and rehabilitation facilities.

How do I make an appointment to see a doctor?

Making an appointment is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Call our office at 202-444-1588 or send us an e-mail: [email protected]
  2. Provide the following information: Your first and last name, date of birth, address and telephone number.
  3. Tell us your symptoms and/or the name of the department where you would like an appointment.

What if I need an interpreter?

Our staff speaks Arabic and Spanish. We can instantly access qualified interpreters to communicate with you in every other language.

Do I have to pay for interpreters?

No. Professionally-trained interpreters with medical experience are provided free of charge for all your appointments, procedures and in-patient stays at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Can you help me with accommodations and transportation?

Yes. Our team will assist with reservations for accommodations and transportation based on your needs.

What airports are close to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital? 

The closest airports to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

What hotels are close to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital?

There are many hotels located in close proximity to the Hospital including the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center located on the Georgetown University campus. Here is a list of hotels located within two miles.

The intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in historic Georgetown.
The intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in historic Georgetown.

What activities are in DC for my children and family?

There are plenty of things to do with your family in DC including the National Zoo, Smithsonian museums, monuments and memorials, historic sites, professional sporting events, nature centers, and recreational activities. Below are links to a few resources.

Contact Us

Our office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Phone: 202-444-1588
Fax: 202-444-7255
Email: [email protected]

 

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