About Our Travel Program
High Quality Orthopedic Care at Affordable Rates
The Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) Travel Program provides easy access
to top-quality care in Orange County, California. Individuals requiring
joint replacement surgery and other orthopedic procedures, such as spine
surgery, come here from across the country for orthopedic excellence.
Our Travel Program is
designed for those looking for high quality orthopedic care at affordable rates. If you are interested in learning more about this
program, give us a call today.
HOI holds agreements with all major insurance plans, such as Blue Cross,
Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Health Net and others.
Through a special travel rate, employers and their insurance providers
may receive a global rate for joint replacement procedures – only
one bill that will include hospital, physician providers’ and post-surgery
Home Health therapists’ services for the episode of care. Knowing
the costs prior to surgery can be a big relief for many.
Making Travel Arrangements
To get started, you will need to arrange for a phone or in-person consult
with an orthopedic surgeon on the Hoag Orthopedic Institute medical staff.
For help in selecting an HOI physician, please contact Gabrielle White,
her contact is at the bottom of this page. Your HOI surgeon will make
certain that you meet reasonable medical criteria to consider your safety
The surgeon’s office staff and a HOI pre-admission coordinator will
assist you every step of the way with preparations for your procedure.
We will ask that a travel companion accompany you for your care. Travel
patients usually stay in a local hotel. Although the average length of
stay in the hospital is just one to three days, the average visit to Orange
County is eight days.
worked with nearby hotels to secure reduced rates for travel patients and companions. With some employers and insurance plans, reimbursement
for traveling costs (transportation and lodging) may also be available.
Once you return home, you will need to be followed by your primary care
physician or specialist and a physical therapist near your home.
Contact Us Today for More Information
If you have any questions or are interested in utilizing the Travel Program,
Gabrielle White, RN, CASC
Executive Director of Ambulatory Services & Network Development
Phone: (949) 515-7669