Health Institute de Tijuana Clinic

Health Institute de Tijuana, located in a coastal town of Tijuana, Mexico, is the only clinic in Mexico licensed by the Gerson Institute to provide the Gerson Therapy for patients beginning their healing journey. Starting the treatment in a clinic allows patients time to adjust to their new lifestyle while under medical care and gives time for a Gerson practitioner to evaluate the patient’s response to the treatment in person.


Due to the COVID-19 situation, Health Institute de Tijuana is offering a temporary online consultation service so that patients can begin their Gerson protocol as soon as possible.

Please contact us at [email protected] or at 1-858-694-0707 for details.

COST: $6,000.00 USD per week. Includes accommodations and three Gerson meals for one support companion.

*$500.00 OFF PER WEEK through March 31st. March and April admission dates available. Application and payment must be remitted in March to qualify for this special.

ADMISSION DATES: A two-week minimum stay is required. Some cases may qualify for a one-week stay. Admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates are provided upon confirmation of case eligibility.


  • One-on-one support from an experienced Gerson Institute Education Specialist throughout the application and admission process, including coordination of transportation to-and-from the clinic, and assistance with Gerson-approved resources and educational materials.
  • Two weeks of inpatient care: all juices, meals, supplements and enemas prepared, allowing ample time to rest.
  • Medical guidance and personalized Gerson Therapy protocol adjusted to the patient’s condition from a seasoned Gerson Practitioner.
  • Accommodates, three Gerson meals and three Gerson juices daily for one support companion.
  • Blood tests upon arrival and guidance on ordering supplements prior to clinic departure.
  • Monthly follow-up consultations by phone.


  • Vitamin C IV
  • Chelation
  • Laetrile
  • Massage

How to Apply


Step 1

Read our GET STARTED page

This is an essential first step before moving forward. Watching a couple of videos and reading up on the basics now is crucial and will save you precious time and energy.


Step 2

Review Contraindications & Cautions

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. We have provided a list of conditions that the Gerson Therapy may require moderate to significant modification, or are ineligible for this treatment. Please review these conditions to determine whether any are relevant to your case.


Step 3

Fill out the Online Application

Complete the Health Institute de Tijuana application below with information for the person that is seeking treatment. (PDF version available). Para descargar el documento de aplicación en español, haga click aquí.



Next Steps

Case Assigned + Application Reviewed

The case is assigned to one of our Education Specialists who will act as your liaison during the application and admission process. All applications are evaluated on an individual basis, and some cases may not be eligible for treatment. 

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.

Application 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 eligible, your Education Specialist will assist you through the admission process by arranging your dates, scheduling your shuttle pickup and more.

Will I continue to work with my local physician?

Over time, your treatment plans – whether they include alternative, conventional, or both – may change based on your response to a particular treatment. Additionally, the Gerson Therapy is a treatment system that takes place primarily at home, even for those who attend a licensed Gerson clinic. For these reasons, we advise maintaining a positive rapport with your local physician.

What if my case is not eligible?

A primarily plant-based diet, juices, and detoxification with coffee enemas (if safe) can still support the body, improve, and in some cases, prolong quality of life. A Naturopath or holistic physician may be able to offer guidance on nutritional support along with other healing modalities.

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.




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