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Formerly known as California Oncology of the Central Valley Request an Appointment

What to Expect

New Patients

What to Expect During Your First Visit

1. Paper Work

The New Patient forms can be filled out in advance or when you arrive for your appointment.

  • 5 minutes early if we have received your completed New Patient forms prior to your appointment.
  • 10 minutes early if you will be completing the New Patient forms upon your arrival.

2. Check In

During your first visit, you’ll meet your team of experts. Plan on being with us for about 2 hours.

Please bring:

  • A support person (no children under 12)
  • Insurance card
  • Pharmacy card (if applicable)
  • Co-pay (cash, check, or charge)
  • Current medication (in original containers)
  • List of questions

3. Lab Work

You’ll have lab work done at the beginning of your visit. This will include a blood draw and a urine sample. Our on-site laboratory will run the tests that the doctor has requested so that the results can be reviewed during your appointment.

4. Photo

One of our medical assistants will escort you to the exam room, where your photo will be taken for your medical chart. This helps us with patient privacy when we greet you in the waiting room for future visits.

5. Consult

Your oncologist will review your medical history, provide education, and explain the process and care provided at Women’s Cancer Care. During your first appointment, you will learn about:

  • Details of your diagnosis
  • A treatment plan designed specifically for you
  • Potential side effects of therapies and treatments
  • Whether or not you need radiation

Your oncologist may also choose to send you to our nursing team to discuss your first day of treatment.

Thank you for choosing us to partner with you in your care! It is our privilege to walk with you on this journey.