Prepare for Your Visit

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.

Get the Most Out of Your First Clinic Appointment

Being prepared for your first appointment will help ensure that you and your doctor get the most out of your visit. Following are some suggestions you may find helpful.

Jot Down Questions and Bring a Friend

You probably have lots of questions and concerns, so write them down as you think of them so you can discuss them with your doctor. It’s also a good idea to bring a pen and notepad and take notes during your first appointment.

A family member or a friend is welcome to accompany you. You’ll get a lot of information at your first visit, and your family member or friend can ask other questions and help you remember things later.

Medical Records, Insurance, and Physician Information

Please bring all pertinent medical records to your first appointment at the UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care, or verify that our staff has received them from your referring physician. These records can include reports, X-ray films, and test results.

If you’re a new patient, remember to bring the name of your insurance provider and policy/group number, as well as the name and telephone number of your referring physician.

Arriving at the Clinic

Plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointment to make sure all the paperwork is filled out before the appointment and that everything is in order.

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.