Friends of Patan Hospital

Welcome to Friends of Patan Hospital

Friends of Patan Hospital (FOPH) is a U.S.- based charity which supports a remarkable hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Founded in 1982 as a Christian mission hospital, Patan Hospital has evolved into a Nepali-run independent multi-specialty medical facility. It maintains the values of its founders, providing high-quality, compassionate care to all comers, regardless of ability to pay. The hospital treats over 300,000 patients per year from all over the country. In addition, the hospital trains medical personnel who serve throughout Nepal. The Patan Academy of Health Sciences graduated its first class of medical students in 2015, and its schools of nursing and of midwifery are admitting their first classes in 2017, with a School of Public Health opening soon. Patan Hospital also distinguished itself in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May of 2015. The well-prepared frontline emergency care provided by staff and medical students during that crisis has been held up as a model for other hospitals in Nepal to follow.

FOPH also handles donations in support of Okhaldhunga Hospital in rural Nepal. If you would like to designate your donation for Okhaldhunga, please send an e-mail to at the time of your donation to let us know.

100% of all money raised by FOPH is used directly to benefit the people in Nepal. We have no paid staff, and all our legal services are provided pro bono. Incidental administrative expenses have already been covered by a private individual.

Donations can be made via PayPal or mailed to:

Friends of Patan Hospital
1980 Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80220

FOPH is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

Contributions will be used for:

  • Shipping to Nepal donated equipment and supplies
  • Purchasing needed equipment
  • Capital improvements in the hospital
  • Paying for staff training
  • Paying for equipment and building maintenance
  • Direct contributions to the charity fund.

Your gift will make a difference in what happens in Nepal and will give you the satisfaction of knowing you helped. It should be mailed to:

When you send your contribution, be sure to include your address if it is not on the check. Also, we would appreciate inclusion of a telephone number and e-mail address. We will not use them often and never give them out.