Preparing for Your First Appointment at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute
We want to help you prepare for your first appointment, so you know what to expect and where to go. We suggest bringing a friend or relative for support and to help take notes during your first appointment.
What to Fill Out Before Your First Appointment and What to Bring
You will receive a new patient folder before your first appointment. Please complete the Health Inventory form and any other forms that are included in your folder. We ask that you bring the completed forms with you to your appointment.
You should also bring your:
- Insurance card and information
- Identification card, such as your driver’s license or state ID card
- List of your current medications, including names, dosages and how often you take each medication (all prescribed medications, herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications)
Transportation and Parking
Transportation may be available within 20 miles of our locations. For more information, call (321) 841-7105.
Downtown Orlando Main Campus
Parking at the Downtown Campus is free of charge in our Visitor Parking Garage (C Deck) on Underwood Street, just west of the Orlando Health Heart Institute, located immediately to the north of the main entrance of Orlando Health Cancer Institute. There are six levels of visitor parking with disabled spaces available on all floors.
Valet parking is available at the cost of $8.00 at the main entrance of the Charles Lewis Pavilion.
Other Cancer Institute Locations
All other Cancer Institute locations have free patient parking available on the surface lots right outside the entrance of the locations.
Virtual Tours Available
Virtual tours are now available for Orlando Health facilities. These tours provide you with an online, 3D visual tour of our lobbies, cafeterias, surgical services and exam rooms. To take a virtual tour, visit OrlandoHealthCancer.com and click the tab at the top of the page that says "Virtual Tour."
Where to Go and How to Check In
For your first visit, you should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. When you arrive, please check in with the receptionist desk at the location of your scheduled appointment.
If you need help finding the correct location for your appointment, ask our Guest Services team in the lobby.
What Happens After You Register
After your registration, one of our team members will weigh you and take your pulse, blood pressure and temperature. We will discuss the reason for your visit, your current medications and any symptoms you may have.
Next, you will meet with your doctor to have a physical exam and to see if you need additional tests or treatments. If you need additional tests, we will schedule them as soon as possible.
Your doctor can tell you about our clinical trials to see if you qualify. Your visits will vary depending on your needs. Usually, a consultation lasts about two hours.
You should get a new patient schedule when you check out at each visit. You can ask for a copy of your schedule at any location or treatment appointment. You may also get an automated reminder call two business days before your physician appointment or chemotherapy infusion appointment.
What Happens After Your Appointment
Your doctor will send consultation notes to your primary care physician or other providers involved in your care. We will contact you about any test results, if necessary.
You can use Orlando Health MyChart to keep up with your healthcare, whenever you need it and wherever you are. MyChart allows you to manage appointments, access test results, request prescription refills and pay bills — for yourself and your approved appointees. Use your phone, tablet or computer to access all of your Orlando Health information through this secure online patient portal.
MyChart allows you to communicate with your entire care team and ask questions. If you still ned help with your visit after using MyChart, please contact us at (321) 841-1869.