What makes care at Mayo Clinic different?

Teams of specialists. Genuine collaboration.

When you're facing a serious illness or searching for answers, Mayo Clinic has the experience and expertise you need for every step of your journey.

Our team approach means that you'll never have to search for answers alone. Your Mayo Clinic team will be handpicked according to your unique needs. It will likely include specialists within and across departments to evaluate your condition from fresh perspectives.

Plus, your team has access to more than 4,700 Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists on three campuses. If there's a question, alternate ideas and emerging research are just a phone call away. Our approach leads to more answers and more happy endings for patients than anywhere else in the world.

The right answers

Effective treatment depends on getting the right diagnosis as soon as possible.

At Mayo Clinic, we find answers others cannot. Our specialists are among the best in the world — and have a rich history of recognizing and treating tough medical problems that go undiagnosed elsewhere. Uncommon conditions are simply common at Mayo.

We also understand that when it comes to your health, you're an expert, too. As a valuable part of your health care team, you're encouraged to share your story and ask questions. And we won't be satisfied until you have the answers you need.

Efficient care, all in one place

You won't wait weeks or even days for answers. If you have a test in the morning, your doctor will have your numbers that afternoon. In fact, most initial visits to Mayo Clinic take less than a week.

That doesn't mean we rush your care. Specialist appointments at Mayo Clinic are actually longer than average. The providers on your team will take the time they need to sit down and really talk with you. And you'll never feel hurried, because thorough, thoughtful and comprehensive evaluations and consultations are built right into your patient itinerary.

What does all of this mean for you? From the moment you're greeted at our door by a volunteer to the day you return home with a plan in place and a patient app on your phone to help you manage your care, Mayo Clinic is there for you every step of the way.

We'll make sure you get the personalized attention and individual care you need — so you can heal faster and get back to the activities and people that you love most.