Becoming a Patient
Make Your First Appointment for Cancer Care
After your first appointment is scheduled, we'll mail you a packet of information to review. If you need translation services or interpretation for the hearing impaired, please let the appointment scheduling staff know when you call. We’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
To help you get the most from your first appointment, please bring or provide the following.
Lodging Near UC San Diego Health
If you're coming from out of town for your care, there're places to stay nearby.See Lodging
Questions to Ask
Open and honest communication with your doctor can greatly improve your care and comfort with treatment. You may find it helpful to write down and bring any questions to your appointment (and then write down the answers you get). Whenever possible, bring a friend or family member along for support. Here are some questions you may want to ask your doctor.