Patients & Caregivers

International patients

People come to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center from all over the world to have access to the most advanced cancer treatments, including bone marrow transplant, the life-saving procedure that was pioneered here at Fred Hutch.

Bone marrow The soft, spongy material in the center of your bones that produces all your blood cells, such as white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.

Interpreter services

Please let us know if you will need an interpreter for your appointments at Fred Hutch clinics. We can arrange for specially-trained medical interpreters for patients or family members who do not speak English.


Incoming patients and family members who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents are advised to contact the U.S. consulate in their country for visa information several weeks before their planned arrival in Seattle. Families of current patients may contact the Fred Hutch Social Work Department when a visa extension is needed for medical reasons.

Fred Hutch Social Work

For more information regarding visa services, including news and forms, visit U.S. Department of State Visas.

The Seattle field office for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is located at 12500 Tukwila International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98168. See directions and other details about this office.

To request an appointment at Fred Hutch, international patients should call: