Your First Visit

Once you have secured an appointment, it's time to prepare for your first visit.

We're grateful that you've chosen Winship Cancer Institute for our outstanding patient care. Once your appointment has been confirmed, you should begin gathering the items you'll need for your first appointment which we have outlined for you below.

Prepare Your Travel

Whether traveling to Winship Cancer Institute on the Emory campus or to one of the Emory hospitals or clinics, we've compiled information you may find useful for your visit including:

Items to Bring on your First Visit

For your first visit to Winship Cancer Institute or any of the Emory cancer clinics, we recommend preparing to bring the following:

  • List of current medications and dosages
  • Pathology slides
  • Scan and X-ray films
  • Copy of your insurance card, front and back (Questions about insurance? Visit Insurance Coverage.)
  • A book for while you wait, or even a tablet or laptop (free WiFi available; connect to EHCGuest)

We recommend dressing in comfortable clothes and footwear. A light sweater or shawl is recommended to keep warm. We also encourage you to come with a family member or a friend.

You may be asked to assist us in obtaining records from your referring or current physician. Much of the information can be provided via fax to Winship prior to your initial visit. We will help you understand what we need and explain why. Examples of things we may ask for are:

  • Pathology reports
  • Lab reports
  • X-ray and scan reports
  • History and Physical
  • Office notes
  • Treatment records
  • Operative reports
  • Hospital discharge summaries

You can fax the items above to (404) 778-2177.

Contact a Nurse Navigator

At Winship, you have access to a nurse navigator dedicated to guiding you through the entire treatment process. If you have questions about your treatment options and what to expect, please call (404) 778-1900 and asked to be connected to our nurse navigator team.

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