Prepare for Your Visit

Honoring Your Trust with Excellent Care

A New Patient Coordinator will schedule your first appointment after reviewing your medical information and verifying insurance coverage. In the meantime, make your travel plans and gather the information you’ll need for your first appointment.

Plan Your Travel

Simmons Cancer Center has negotiated discounted rates at many hotels near UT Southwestern Medical Center, along with reduced rates for ground transportation services for patients and their caregivers. Please call a Guest Services Ambassador at 214-645-2393 to help you with this process.

Prepare for Your Visit

Please bring all pertinent medical records to your first appointment at the Simmons Cancer Center, or verify that our staff has received them from your referring physician. These records can include reports, X-ray films, and test results. New patients should also remember to bring the name of their insurance provider and policy/group number, as well as the name and telephone number of their referring physician.

We recommend dressing in comfortable clothes and footwear. Whatever time of year, bring a sweater to your appointment, since it can be chilly in the clinics. Dallas can be hot and humid in the summer, with average temperatures of 90 degrees. Winters can be either mild or chilly, with average temperatures of 50 degrees.

We also recommend that you bring a pen and notepad to take notes during your first appointment. A family member or friend is welcome to accompany you.