How to Make an Appointment at Perlmutter Cancer Center
At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, we are committed to supporting you throughout your treatment and beyond. We recognize that preparing for cancer treatment can feel overwhelming, so we’ve made the process of making an appointment with us as simple as possible. Our support staff is on hand to answer questions and to help you navigate the registration process to prepare you for your first visit.
Choose a Cancer Doctor
We can help you determine the best type of doctor—such as a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, or surgeon—for the type of cancer to be treated.
Find a Doctor
You can search for a Perlmutter Cancer Center doctor online.Learn More
If you don’t have a definitive cancer diagnosis, our physician referral service can help direct you to a doctor who can determine the type of cancer and then help assemble your care team. Your cancer care team works together to confirm the diagnosis and choose the best treatments for you.
Request an Appointment Online
If you have called us to find a doctor, we can help you make an appointment during the call. You can also request an appointment online, and someone from our team will call you to make an appointment.
If you’ve been referred to a specific doctor, you can make an appointment by calling his or her office directly or by requesting an appointment through that doctor’s profile page on our website.
Please be prepared to supply the following information:
Your First Visit
We can help you prepare for your first visit to Perlmutter Cancer Center.Learn More
- full name
- date of birth
- phone numbers
- Social Security number
- home address
- primary insurance information and the name of the primary policyholder
- any secondary insurance information
If a diagnosis has already been made, please provide this information and the name of any referring physician.
Review Your Insurance
It’s important to determine if your insurance plan covers care at Perlmutter Cancer Center. We recommend that you contact your health insurance provider to review your benefits and confirm any referral or preauthorization requirements.
Several days before your appointment, a business office associate may call you to review your insurance coverage and to discuss any copays or coinsurance.
Ask Any Financial Questions
Patients of Perlmutter Cancer Center may receive care at a variety of NYU Langone locations. These settings include our inpatient facilities, as well as our growing regional network of hospital-based outpatient centers and doctors’ office locations.
Hospital charges include fees such as imaging tests, procedures, treatment fees, infusion charges, lab fees, and supplies.
Each inpatient and outpatient facility has its own billing requirements. Because of this, the billing system is different from what you may have experienced at an individual doctor’s office. Rather than receiving a single bill for one visit, you may receive separate bills for the services provided by the hospital as well as the services provided by the doctor.
Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for a copayment, coinsurance, or a deductible. We encourage you to contact your insurance company to understand your coverage for hospital and doctors’ visits.
Financial counselors or business office associates can assist you with questions about treatment authorization, physician referrals, alternative payment options, and other insurance-related concerns.