New Patients

  • by halifax
  • August 26, 2019
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The Centers for Oncology are part of Halifax Health’s comprehensive cancer program and see new patients by referral from another physician. We also welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions. If you have a diagnosis that you feel would benefit from treatment by the Centers for Oncology, please have your primary care physician or referring specialist contact us at 386.425.4061. Our patients are seen by appointment Monday – Friday. If you experience a medical problem that is such that you must be seen immediately, every effort will be made to see you at our office or the hospital emergency room.

Referral Records

Once your physician has called in to make an appointment for you, our referrals area will contact the physician who is providing for your care in an attempt to obtain all pertinent medical history regarding your diagnosis. The referring physician will usually have most of the necessary records. If additional records are needed, you may have to come in and sign a Release of Information consent form which gives us permission to obtain your medical records. If we are still unable to obtain the medical records, it may be necessary for you to contact your physicians directly and make arrangements for them to be sent to us. If arrangements have been made, please contact us 48 hours prior to your first visit to ensure the records have arrived. You can call 386.254.4000, ext. 3952 and speak with one of our medical records specialists to verify delivery. It is important for the physician to have and review these records so that he/she can provide the best possible care for you.

New Patient Documents

Be sure to download the New Patient Paperwork by clicking the link on the side of this page. Be sure to bring this paperwork with you to your first appointment. We will also need your insurance cards and a picture ID. If you have a Living Will, Designation of Health Care Surrogate or Durable Power of Attorney, we would like you to bring a copy of those documents for your chart, as well.

First Appointment

We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment so that you will have time to check-in with our receptionist and meet with our registration personnel. Your first appointment with one of our physicians will be approximately 45 – 60 minutes in length. This first visit is longer than a regular follow-up visit to allow the physician the opportunity to thoroughly review your medical records with you and perform a physical examination. If you have any special needs prior to coming in to our facility for your first visit such as a foreign language interpreter, a wheelchair, or any other need, please let us know by calling 386.254.4211. 

If you have any additional questions about your first visit with us, or must reschedule that first visit, please feel free to contact our New Patient Referral Department at 386.425.4061.