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Duke International Patient Center

Duke International Patient Center

Durham, US   |   Accreditation: none listed 

120 Baker House

Duke University Hospital, Trent Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27710


Don Harden


919-684-5191 or 919-681-3007



In addition to providing world-renowned health care, Duke University Medical Center is experienced in meeting the special needs and concerns of international patients.

The Duke International Patient Center is dedicated to assisting you before, during, and after your stay in the United States and ensuring that your experience with Duke is a positive one. Our role is to help you become as independent and comfortable as possible during your stay.

From the time you contact us, our specially trained patient representatives will act as your main liaison with Duke and ensure effective communication between you and your care providers.

Non-English-speaking patients will be accompanied by medical escorts who help patients and Duke staff establish comfortable, supportive relationships that promote the best possible medical care.

Interpreter Services:

Interpreter services for a number of languages are available for patients. The medical interpreter staff is bilingual and bicultural. We are trained to interpret in a medical setting according to accepted national standards while remaining sensitive to the cross-cultural issues of our patients.


In addition to our own lodging facilities, the Duke International Patient Center maintains relationships with a number of hotels and residential businesses. After you arrive, a Duke representative will work with you to identify accommodations that best suit your needs.


Duke offers a wide range of patient services to meet your health care needs.

Browse for conditions and procedures (listed alphabetically) and then click the topic to learn what Duke can do for you: