In Los Angeles

In Los Angeles

Immigration and customs

Once your plane arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, you will disembark and make your way through a secure concourse to Federal Inspection Services (FIS). Here you will claim your baggage and clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Please remember that you must have a specific address, including street name and number of any hotel or residence, in order to be processed quickly. Without this specific information your airport arrival can be extended for several hours.

Climate and weather
The climate in Southern California is quite mild, typically ranging from 22 to 24 degrees C. December is typically the coolest month and August the warmest. February is the when the most rainfall is measured. For more on the local climate, go to

Lodging and accommodations
Each of the five partner health care centers has relationships with hotels and apartment owners in their vicinity ranging for the most affordable to luxurious.

For more information, please consult these resources:

Transportation Options from the Airport

Transportation options between the airport, your hotel and the hospital typically are by taxi, Supershuttle or private transportation companies that provide private, luxurious limousine service.

Travel to Los Angeles

Nonstop airline service is available with multiple carriers from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Additional Resources

Additional resources include useful information like helpful links, list of airlines, Chinese language newspapers, limousine car services and rental cars at LAX.

Visa Information

Although procedures differ with each hospital, most will send you a packet of information once an appointment is made that will include a visa letter.