We are looking forward to meeting you!
Your Medical Records
By now, we should have received your Release of Information Authorization form and Medical History forms. These documents allow us to gather important medical records pertaining to your health history and any previous treatment so we can prepare for your visit.
If you have not yet submitted all of these forms, please complete and return them as soon as possible.
Your Nurse Navigator
Your nurse navigator is your personal resource. Prior to your visit, your nurse navigator will call you to discuss your current condition and review your medical history. This call typically takes about 30 minutes and should already be completed or scheduled.
Throughout your stay with us, your nurse navigator will periodically check in on you to see how you are doing and to answer any questions you may have. If your call has not been scheduled yet, be sure to contact the Scheduling team at 888-881-6762.
Your Intake Provider
For many patients, the first specialist you will meet during your evaluation is your intake provider. To prepare for your meeting, your intake provider will review all of your medical records, any notes from your nurse navigator and all other information. This will ensure that we understand your condition and are ready to have the most productive visit possible with you once you arrive. During this initial appointment, your intake provider will explain your day-by-day evaluation plan and answer any questions you may have.
Connect with Other Patients
As you prepare for your visit to CTCA, you might find it helpful to speak with someone who has gone through this experience. If you are interested, we would be happy to connect you to a CTCA patient whose situation is similar to yours. He or she can share their experience with you and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to connect with a CTCA patient, please call 888-881-6762.
Another way you can learn more about CTCA patients’ experiences is to visit our website, which features written and video testimonials from some of our cancer survivors.
To help prepare for your trip, below are a few items to consider bringing with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to your nurse navigator for help.
- Comfortable clothes. Consider bringing clothes that can be worn in layers as the weather can vary throughout the year.
- All prescriptions and supplements (in their original bottles) currently prescribed to you.
- Health insurance card.
- Photo identification for you (and your caregiver, if applicable).
- Pharmacy or prescription card.
- Advance Directive or Power of Medical Authority (if available). If you would like assistance creating these documents, our Pastoral Care team is happy to help during your visit.
- Medical Supplies and Equipment (such as TPN/lipids, tube feed supplies, oxygen or other home health needs). If you prefer, we can arrange to have these available for you when you arrive.
Helpful TSA Information:
TSA has established a program for screening people with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids and devices. To learn about additional information, specific to your medical need, you can call (855) 787-2227 or visit: www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds.