Medical Services
The area around Sun City Palm Desert offers an abundance of quality medical health services. With three local hospitals including an accredited teaching hospital which is also a member of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Network and numerous medical groups and specialists, whatever your needs you can likely find a provider within the area. Internal medicine, orthopedics, sports medicine, cancer or other specialists, cosmetic surgery, weight loss, addiction treatment, ophthalmologists, retina specialists, reconstructive dentists, physical therapists and many more, the Desert has them all.

The Desert's medical providers offer many different types of plans including Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), Preferred provider organizations (PPOs), Exclusive provider organizations (EPOs), Fee-For-Service (FFS), Concierge medicine and a VA clinic for eligible veterans, the choice is up to you.

The Palm Desert area is also home to a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and emergency facilities offering state of the art medical equipment such as Open MRI, CT/PET Scan, the robotic da Vinci XI Surgical System, ReLEx Smile vision correction, Rehabilitation equipment such as the Bioness® Vector Gait & Safety System®, and much more.

The Desert’s medical services are not just for local residents but are widely used by visitors as well. Since the early 1990’s the greater Palm Desert has held an attraction as a medical tourism destination and medical tourism has grown dramatically ever since. As one of the area’s medical services provider states on their website: “With all the region has to offer, it’s no wonder people from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe come to the desert for their medical care. These patients are seeking high-quality, expert services while enjoying a second home or vacation here where they also benefit from our beautiful weather.”

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