Health Institute de Tijuana, Mexico

Health Institute de Tijuana, located in a coastal town of Tijuana, Mexico is licensed by the Gerson Institute to provide the Gerson Therapy for patients beginning their healing journey.

The cost of the clinic is 6,000 US dollars per week, and there is a two-week minimum stay required for most patients.

This fee includes the full Gerson Therapy treatment for the patient, as well as accommodations and meals for both the patient and their companion. If you or a loved one is interested in applying to Health Institute de Tijuana, Mexico, please read the steps below.


Health Institute de Tijuana


How To Apply to Health Institute de Tijuana


Step 1

Read the list of Cautions and Contraindications

While the Gerson Therapy can treat a variety of illnesses, there are limitations. We want patients to know upfront if they may not be eligible for treatment.


Step 2

Download the application

Fill out the basic form at the bottom of this page. Once you click submit, a downloadable version of the application will be sent to your email, or you can download it directly from the confirmation page.


Step 3

Fill it out…Gather records…Submit

Fill out the Medical Summary form, sign the Medical Records Release form, and gather the required medical records.

One of the most frequent causes of delayed application review is missing or outdated medical records. To avoid delays, be sure to include:

  • Blood tests (taken within the last 3 weeks)
    • Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differentials – Example
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – Example
  • Urine analysis (taken within the last 3 weeks) – Example
  • One or more of the following that apply (within the last 6 months)
    • Pathology report (biopsy) and/or
    • CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and/or X-ray
    • Written surgical reports from any surgeries within the last 5 years (if applicable)
  • Most relevant medical events from the past year
    • We are simply looking for a medical summary regarding your health in the past year. If you don’t have such documents, write a letter summarizing your health situation.

The quickest way to submit your application is by fax, but you can also submit your application by postal mail. We recommend keeping a copy of your application package and all medical records.

Fax Number: 1-(858)-694-0757

Mailing address: P.O. Box 161358, San Diego, CA 92176

Note: *We can only accept written reports of medical documents. Please do not send film or CD records.

*All medical records and laboratory reports must be in English or Spanish. If they are not in one of these languages, they must be translated.


What Next?

We are by your side

Education Specialists: An Education Specialist will be assigned to act as your main contact at the Gerson Institute, and as a liaison between you and Health Institute de Tijuana. The Education Specialist will contact you within 1-2 business days to inform you of your application status and answer any questions you may have. Only complete application packages will be reviewed by the clinic.

Clinic Application Evaluation: Once the application is complete, your Education Specialist sends it to the clinic for evaluation by the clinic doctors. This process takes between 2-4 business days.

Clinic Response: Once the Education Specialist receives the doctor’s response, they will contact you by phone and/or email. If your case cannot be safely treated at the clinic, an explanation will be provided as to why, and additional resources may be provided.

If your case is accepted for treatment, your Education Specialist will assist you through the admission process by arranging your dates, scheduling your shuttle pickup and more.



Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to come in for a consultation or appointment first? Should I come to the clinic or the Gerson Institute to apply in person?
No, the clinic doctors do a thorough evaluation of each individual application to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the Gerson Therapy. The application is sent by fax or by mail—there is no need to apply in person or come in for an appointment.
What conditions and diagnoses are not accepted for treatment at the clinic in Mexico?
While the Gerson Therapy is remarkably effective at treating a wide range of chronic degenerative diseases, some conditions require significant modifications to the treatment, and for others the therapy is not recommended at all. Please read Contraindications and Cautions for the Gerson Therapy to learn which diagnoses may not be treatable with the Gerson Therapy.
The following conditions are not treated at the clinic in Mexico:
  • Patients with pacemakers, congestive heart failure, cardiac stents or cardiac valve replacements
  • Acute leukemia
  • Brain cancer
  • Brain metastases
  • Organ, stem cell or bone marrow transplants
  • Kidney failure or dialysis
The doctors recommend that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia begin the Gerson Therapy from home before applying to the clinic. (contact the Gerson Institute for information)
Note: Patients who have recently had chemotherapy treatment must wait a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of their last treatment before applying for the clinic.
How quickly can I be admitted to the clinic? Is there a long waiting list?
You must go through the application process and be accepted as a patient before we can reserve you a room and arrange for your arrival. It usually takes about 10 days from the time a patient is accepted to the time they can arrive to check in at the clinic. If the clinic is very busy, it can take up to 3-4 weeks for a new patient to be admitted.
Does the clinic accept any kind of payment plans? Can I pay in installments, or use a credit card?
Clinic fees are required at least seven days prior to arrival. Acceptable payment options include wire transfers or payment through PayPal. If using PayPal there will be a 3% surcharge. Please note that a PayPal account is not needed in order to make a payment through this service. The clinic is not covered by insurance or Medicare.
Do I need to bring someone with me?
Yes. Every patient is required to bring a companion with them, for no additional charge. The companion can be a friend, relative, spouse, or any person who will be assisting the patient with the Gerson Therapy at home.
What is the role of the companion? Will they undergo the Gerson Therapy as well?
The companion comes to support the patient, and to learn the Gerson Therapy, so that they can assist the patient in continuing to implement the Gerson Therapy once they return home. The companion is provided all the Gerson meals and some juices during the day, but as they are not patients, they do not undergo the full Gerson protocol.
How many patients can stay at the clinic at one time?
There are 10 rooms at the clinic in Mexico, so they can accommodate 10 patients and their companions at a time.
How long do patients stay at the clinic?
In most cases, there is a 2-week minimum stay, as the doctors have found this to be the minimum amount of time necessary for patients with cancer and serious illnesses to adjust to the Gerson Therapy and stabilize under a doctor’s supervision before going home to continue on the therapy. However, there are some exceptions, where the doctors may permit some patients with certain non-malignant (i.e., non-cancerous) conditions to stay for one week. When reviewing applications, the clinic will base their decision for one week acceptance on a patient's condition and overall health. The clinic has the right to recommend a minimum two week stay if they feel it is best for the individual patient's treatment.
The following conditions may be eligible for the one-week stay:
  • Detox, healthy patient
  • Diabetes, type 2
  • Obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Heavy metal toxicity, mercury
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
How do I get to the clinic? Do I fly into Mexico or San Diego? Do I need a passport to enter the country?
Most patients fly in to San Diego International Airport, as it is the major airport closest to the clinic. There is an independent shuttle service that can take you from San Diego down to the clinic’s front door. It is necessary to have a passport in order to re-enter the United States. Please, do not make any travel arrangements until you have been accepted as a patient.
Is Mexico safe? I’ve heard a lot of bad reports in the news about the drug wars down in Mexico.
While we are aware of people’s safety concerns regarding Mexico, patients at the clinic have never had any troubles in that regard, and the clinic takes every precaution to ensure their patients’ security. An independent shuttle service can take patients directly from San Diego to the clinic’s front door. The clinic is located in a safe, suburban neighborhood near the beach.

If you have any more questions, please contact the Gerson Institute.


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