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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Becoming a patient

Becoming a new patient at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is easy. In this section, you will learn more about the steps involved in becoming a patient at one of our cancer hospitals.

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The best way to learn more about becoming a patient at CTCA® is to contact us. We will guide you every step of the way:

Our Oncology Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year to listen, answer your questions, and help you decide if CTCA is right for you. Call us anytime at (888) 552-6760 or chat now.

Step 2: The insurance verification process

We'll obtain your insurance policy information and contact your insurance provider on your behalf to verify your benefits. This typically takes less than 24 hours. Then, we'll contact you to review the details of your insurance plan’s coverage.

If your insurance plan works with CTCA and you're interested in coming to one of our hospitals for a consultation, we will schedule your initial appointment. We’ll coordinate your visit and handle all of the details for you to make the process as easy, stress-free and affordable as possible. If you are newly diagnosed and live within 100 miles of our Chicago hospital, you may be able to see a cancer specialist within as little as 24 hours.

We'll mail you out a personalized packet of information and an oncology nurse will call you at home to discuss your medical history and help address any questions or concerns you might have to ease your mind about what to expect in your first visit.

When you arrive, our doctors will review your medical records and healthy history, and perform a complete array of diagnostic tests and procedures. You'll also consult with various members of your care team. It typically takes 3-5 days to tailor a comprehensive treatment plan to your needs. With second opinions, our Tulsa and Philadelphia hospitals may be able to offer one-day evaluations.

Should you decide to treat here, your Oncology Information Specialist will become your initial go-to person to help plan all the details of your first visit.