As a new patient at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute, we want you to feel comfortable, cared for, and informed. Our goal is to provide you the most comprehensive care and help guide you through the process.
Your first appointment will be comprehensive, so you should plan to spend an hour or two with us. Please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment to complete a few forms. Or, print and complete our new patient forms from the convenience of your own home to reduce your wait time.
Treatment plans for cancer can be complex, so you may find it helpful to bring another person who will also listen and take notes during the discussion with your cancer care team. We also encourage you, or your support person, to ask questions about any information that is not clear or if you would like a more in-depth explanation of any of the terms or treatments.
If you haven’t already, you can set your first appointment by calling the location in Albany, Eugene, Corvallis, Florence, Lincoln City, or Newport, OR, that is most convenient for you. Or you can request your first appointment online, and someone from our office will reach out to set the date and time.
To provide you with the best care possible, your cancer care team must understand your medical history and the previous care you have received. Please bring the following items to your first appointment:
There are no silly questions, especially when it comes to understanding your cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. If you’re not sure about something, just ask. If they don’t have the answer, they will find the person who does! And if you think of questions after the appointment, jot them down and call us during office hours so we can answer them for you. We also encourage you to review these frequently asked questions, which you may wish to discuss with your nurse or oncologist during your visit.