Prepare for Your Visit

In order for us to provide the best treatment plan for you, we need to clearly and completely understand your medical history and the treatment you may have had to date. A nurse coordinator and/or intake specialist will contact you by phone to assist in gathering the necessary information prior to your first visit and to let you know what to expect when you arrive.

It is important to gather the following items prior to your first appointment:

Medical Records & Written Reports

Our intake specialists will help to facilitate the transfer of records before your appointment.

A List of Current Medications

This includes all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, alternative medications, and supplements. If you prefer, you can bring the original medication containers with you to your visit. In addition, please bring the name and contact information for your preferred pharmacy.

Laboratory and Radiology Tests

This includes X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, ultrasounds, and current mammography. It is important that our physicians review the actual films or electronic copies in addition to the written reports. Our intake specialists will help to facilitate the transfer of records before your appointment. Laboratory or radiology tests/procedures can be performed at any Yale New Haven Hospital facility. Click here for locations near you.

Pathology Slides and Reports

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, a pathologist has already made a diagnosis by reviewing a biopsy or tumor specimen. It is beneficial to you that we confirm this diagnosis by reviewing your slides. Our intake specialist will facilitate the transfer of the slides to us.

Insurance ID Card

Please notify your insurance company prior to your visit. They may require a formal referral from your referring physician, and they may give you a formal referral authorization to assure that the cost of your visit is covered. A patient registrar will contact you prior to your visit to obtain all contact and insurance information. Your co-pay will be collected at the time of your appointment.