Riley Children's Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive pediatric healthcare systems in the world. Our caring teams of pediatric experts are dedicated to helping children across the globe receive the treatment they need to live happy, healthy lives.
Since 1924, we have cared for millions of children and continue to build on our strength and experience to offer quality care. Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, your child has access to the latest clinical trials as well as care based on the newest medical research. We give each child personalized care and attention so he or she can grow strong and healthy.
Advanced, Comprehensive Care for International Patients
Children from around the world visit Riley at IU Health to receive expert, leading-edge care. Our pediatric specialists deliver care designed exclusively for kids and give your child access to comprehensive treatment options.
Cancer & Blood Diseases
At Riley at IU Health, your child can receive advanced cancer care designed specifically for children. Our specially trained experts (including pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, pediatric surgeons and more) work with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your child. Your child has access to some of the latest cancer treatments, including:
- Precision Genomics (targeted cancer therapies)
- Stem Cell Transplants
- Neuro-oncology Care
- Radiation therapy
- Clinical trials
Cleft & Craniofacial Anomalies Program
The cleft and craniofacial anomalies team at Riley at IU Health includes board certified pediatric plastic surgeons, therapists and nurses. They are dedicated to helping children who are born with craniofacial anomalies by improving facial form and function. The team provides care for a full range of craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip, cleft palate, jaw deformities, congenital ear conditions and facial trauma.
Our expert craniofacial surgeons received intensive training in facial reconstruction and perform customized surgeries to help each child with his or her specific difficulties. Our craniofacial program is one of the first established in the United States, giving your child access to extensive experience as well as leading-edge treatment.
The expert neurosurgeons at Riley at IU Health perform advanced surgeries on the brain and spinal cord, correcting problems such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, vascular malformation, intractable epilepsy and more. U.S.News & World Report ranks our pediatric neurosurgery services as among the top in the nation, recognizing our efforts to provide high-quality care to all children.
Our pediatric neurosurgeons participate in extensive research to improve the future of neurosurgery care and give your child access to the latest treatments.
Riley Heart Center
Cardiologists with the Riley Heart Center offer complete treatment for children with many heart conditions, including congenital heart defects and heart infections. They provide tailored care using customized surgeries and advanced solutions to help children with even the most complex heart conditions. Through our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, children can receive around-the-clock, intensive heart care as they are treated for congenital heart defects.
Because of our quality programs and expert physicians, the Riley Heart Center is ranked 5th in the nation by U.S.News & World Report.
Riley at IU Health is home to some of the nation’s most recognized pediatric urology experts who are world-renowned for their surgical skills and quality care. Our urology program is ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S.News & World Report - with high scores in clinical care and reputation among specialists.
Our pediatric urology specialists treat many common and uncommon conditions, including urogenital birth defects, intersex disorders and problems with the kidneys or bladder. Our experienced urology teams will provide personalized care for your child, designing a long-term treatment plan that will address all of your child’s needs.
Become an International Patient at Riley at IU Health
For your child to become a patient at Riley at IU Health, you will need to fill out the form located on the right-hand side of your screen and submit your child's most up-to-date medical records and radiology images. Our pediatric specialists and international patient services team will review your child's information to determine if he or she is a candidate for treatment at Riley at IU Health.
If your child is a candidate for care, an international patient coordinator will contact you to offer support and guidance. Your coordinator will work with you, your insurance company or government to secure financial clearance.
We offer support services, including bilingual patient care navigators and certified medical interpreters. Your navigator will help you enjoy a comfortable stay and be with you throughout your child’s appointments so your family can focus on your child’s recovery. You will always have a certified medical interpreter available when speaking with your child’s care team whether in person or through telephonic interpreting services.
After your child’s care is complete, our team will work to ensure your child receives the care he or she needs at home. We will send you copies of all your child’s medical records and images, communicate with your child’s primary care doctor and make sure you have all the prescriptions your child needs throughout his or her recovery.
Traveling to the United States
The international patient services team at Riley at IU Health is dedicated to making your trip to the United States easier. From obtaining a visa to finding a place to stay during your visit, we provide valuable support through all steps of your travel.
We will give you documentation to speed up the processing of your child's and family members’ visas to travel to the United States.
Travel and Transportation
The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is the closest international airport. It is located approximately 20 minutes west of downtown Indianapolis and the Riley at IU Health campus. For general information about this airport, please visit IndianapolisAirport.com.
Once you arrive in Indianapolis, our staff will coordinate ground transportation to meet your family and take you to your hotel. Our navigators will give advice on the best way to travel between your hotel and Riley at IU Health, register your child and attend all your child’s appointments, tests, procedures and other outpatient services.
We will help your family find a place to stay before you arrive. Our patient families have access to discounted hotel rates in Indianapolis via the ProCare Network. For assistance, please call internationally to 001.317.974.2039 (available 24 hours a day) or visit the ProCare Network website.
Indianapolis is a metropolitan city with many activities for kids and families, including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (the world’s largest children’s museum) and the Indianapolis Zoo. You can also visit many churches, temples and mosques within 20 minutes of the Riley at IU Health campus. To learn more about Indianapolis, view the Visit Indy website.