Making an appointment
Your doctor may refer you to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. If your health insurance plan gives you the flexibility for self-referral, you may schedule an appointment on your own. Please call our New Patient Referral Office to make a first appointment.
When you call, we will collect your basic information from you. This includes your name, contact information and insurance information. We will also ask you for the information we will need to have your medical records sent to us. Our New Patient Referral Office will mail you a new patient information packet.
Once we receive your medical records, we will contact you to schedule your first appointment. The coordinator will also talk with you about any X-rays, mammograms, CT scans, MRIs or other images that you may need to hand-carry to your first appointment.
Your first appointment
The following information will help you get organized for your first appointment at UC Davis Cancer Center. To make a first appointment, please call our New Patient Referral Office.
Before your first visit
- Review the list of X-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs, PET scans, glass slides, pathology reports or other items that you were asked to hand-carry with you to your first appointment. If any of these is missing or if you have questions, please call the New Patient Referral Office for assistance.
- Fill out the forms you received in your New Patient Guide. You may also print out a new form.
- Decide whom you would like to list as an emergency contact and be sure you have that person's current phone number(s) and address. You will need to give this information to the receptionist when you check in for your first appointment.
- Write down the questions and concerns you want to bring up with your doctor at your first appointment.
- Consider asking a family member or friend to come with you to your appointment. It can be helpful to have someone else along to listen what the doctor says and perhaps take notes.
What to bring to your first visit
- A family member or friend, if possible. If someone is not available to be with you, please visit our Newly Diagnosed Patients section for information on our Peer Navigator program.
- Your X-rays and any other items you were asked to hand-carry to your first appointment.
- A completed Patient Medical Questionnaire, Notices of Privacy Practices form and Personal Medication Record Card. Please note that a different medical questionnaire is required for patients with gynecologic or urologic cancers.
- The name, phone number(s) and address of a person who can be contacted in case of an emergency.
- Your health insurance card(s), including Medicare or Medi-Cal cards.
- Any co-payment required by your insurance.
- A list of questions for your doctor and a pen and paper to write down the answers.
- Two dollars for parking (parking at the Cancer Center is $2 with validation — please bring your parking ticket with you and ask the receptionist to validate it when you check in for your appointment). More information on alternate transportation options and parking near the Cancer Center can be found on our Parking and Transportation page.
Checking in for your first appointment
When you arrive for your appointment, the receptionist at the front desk in the main lobby can direct you where you will need to go. If you are a new patient at the Cancer Center, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled first visit. If you are new to UC Davis Health System, you will be asked to provide insurance information.
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinics
UC Davis Placer Center for Health
550 West Ranch View Drive, Suite 2005
Rocklin, CA 95765
UC Davis Cancer Care Network
If you wish, you may be seen at a UC Davis Cancer Care Network site: