Introducing Destination Medicine

Whether you come to Dignity Health in Arizona from another country, another state or another part of Arizona, participating in our Destination Medicine Program is a great choice for health care. That’s because we provide access to world-class medical expertise, technology, procedures and healing. We can smooth out challenges like travel, insurance coverage and even language. Our Destination Medicine Navigator is your first and main point of contact for: care coordination, clinical services, financial arrangements, travel itinerary and accommodation requests. Throughout every step on your healing journey, you have our commitment to making the entire process of receiving care supportive and effective. That’s what humankindness is all about.

Call to speak with a Destination Medicine Navigator: 602.406.6293


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Destination Medicine Premier Services


If you’re ready to reclaim your life, get healthy, and start living an active life, our highly skilled surgical weight loss team is here to help. At Dignity Health’s Weight Loss Center at St Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, physicians and staff will guide you every step of the way, from initial bariatric surgery consultation to post-surgery support.

If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more, and are ready for a change, we are ready to help — and offer you a life of improved health, activity, and longevity. Call us for more information.

Pelvic Pain

Dignity Health–St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Pelvic Pain in Phoenix, Arizona, is dedicated to pelvic pain treatment and advanced gynecologic surgery.

Our gynecologic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions leading to chronic pelvic pain in women—especially complicated diagnoses that require advanced surgical procedures.




Liver Disease and Transplantation

Unlike other centers, Dignity Health–St. Joseph’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation offers a whole-body approach to liver disease, investing equally in the prevention and treatment of early-stage disease as well as end-stage disease management. The liver team treats among the highest volume of hepatitis C patients in the country. The Center’s team includes transplant hepatologists, infectious disease specialists and surgeons.




Norton Thoracic Institute

Norton Thoracic Institute (NTI) is one of the nation's leading medical centers for the diagnosis and treatment of lung, esophageal, and chest diseases. Home of the nation's busiest lung transplantation program, NTI has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in caring for patients with complex and difficult thoracic problems. NTI also conducts groundbreaking research and trains young physicians to improve outcomes for patients in Arizona and beyond.


St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center offers cutting-edge preventative care and cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services. We are proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology, a recognition given to hospitals that have achieved a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.



Cancer Care

Dignity Health is your gateway to world-class cancer care. Our cancer services at Dignity Health–St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center extend beyond the traditional doctor-patient relationship. They start with a range of screening options for early detection and extend through personalized treatment following a cancer diagnosis—enabling you to take charge of your health.


Coming From Outside of Phoenix?

If you are coming to Dignity Health's Destination Medicine Program, we want you to feel right at home in the greater Phoenix area. Our interdisciplinary team is ready to assist you prior to, during, and after your arrival.

A Destination Medicine Navigator will be on hand to help you with details associated with coming from out of the country, out of the state or within the state. That includes providing guidance on:

  • Coordination of care, financial arrangements, and appointments you may have during your stay
  • Hotel and/or lodging arrangements and options in the area
  • Transportation options to and from the hospital
  • Medical cost estimates and arrangements
  • Language interpretation (over 40 languages)

We’re providing world-class care in Bariatrics, Cardiology, Gynecology, Lung Transplants, Esophageal Disease Treatments, Oncology, and Thoracic medicine. And we’re welcoming visitors from around the world, throughout the United States, and all over Arizona for our humankindness, quality, affordability, and care without compromise.

Please contact a Destination Medicine Navigator to begin the process of seeking care for any of the above health care services or working through travel-related questions.

Please call 602.406.6293 or email [email protected] for assistance.

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Costs and Coverage

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