Learning that your child has been referred to a clinic that specializes in cancer and blood diseases can be stressful for any family. At Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, we focus on making your family’s experience as smooth as possible.
Our goal is to make your first visit as easy as it possibly can be, which is why we require that all families have their referring physician contact us prior to scheduling a first appointment. This phone call is very important because it helps us to prepare the medical records and laboratory tests that we’ll need to evaluate your child’s condition, making your first experience at our clinic as smooth and seamless as possible.
It also helps us to determine how soon your child needs to be seen, and to make sure that your child will be connected with a physician who is knowledgeable in the areas that are most important to the type of treatment or illness that’s diagnosed or suspected.
Certain laboratory tests may be recommended or planned for your first visit, which might be necessary for us to make a determination as to what the best options for treatment might be.
Once a referral is obtained, the Referral Coordinator will call you to schedule your first visit. Parents may also call our Appointments Desk at 832-822-4240 schedule the first appointment. We’ll make sure that our doctors have spoken with your referring physicians so that we can coordinate any laboratory tests that might be needed the day of your visit.
In most cases, appointments will be scheduled at the Texas Children’s Hospital location in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Some patients may be able to see a physician at our outpatient clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus in Katy, TX.
Bring as many of the following items as possible to the first appointment:
Please print and complete these forms and bring them with you: