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We understand that coming to the Manderson Cancer Center for the first time can be overwhelming. We are here for you. Expect the average visit to take one and a half to two hours. Here are some helpful guidelines:

Arrival: Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call 205-759-7800 as soon as possible.

New Patient Registration: Your first appointment time is the time you will meet with the New Patient Registrar on the main floor. You will proceed to see your doctor after completing registration. The New Patient Registrar will meet with you to: sign consent forms, review your insurance benefits and financial eligibility records, and take a photo for your medical record.

What to Bring:

  • Completed New Patient Packet
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Medication list: all current and over-the-counter medications.
  • X-ray images, CT, PET or MRI scans. Ask your referring physician send these to us prior to your visit.
  • Notebook: list questions for your doctor; take notes during the appointment

Parking: Patients may park in the Outpatient Parking Deck or in the gated Cancer Center parking lot. Our patients will be given tokens or codes to exit the gated parking areas.

Meeting with your doctor and care team: Your doctor and care team will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. Further testing may be scheduled. We will discuss next steps with you and your family. Your care team includes:

  • Physicians/ Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Registered dieticians
  • Patient Navigator (breast patients only)
  • Chaplain