Traveling to City of Hope as an International Patient
Planning Your Trip
Traveling to City of Hope
Your First Day at City of Hope
From the very moment you step onto our Duarte campus, a sense of belonging will surround you.
Upon your arrival, our dedicated team will extend a warm welcome and introduce you to your personal Patient Access Coordinator. They are proficient in your language or can arrange for translation services if needed. Your coordinator will ensure that all your requirements are met and will guide you smoothly to your initial appointment.
During your initial physician consultation and medical appointments, a certified translator will be readily available to facilitate effective communication.
A warm reminder that for your first appointment day, please ensure you bring the following:
- All images saved onto a CD in Dicom format (please do not send the images to us in advance; kindly bring the CD disk on your scheduled appointment date)
- A representative sample of all pathology biopsies conducted, along with the corresponding blocks
- The initial biopsy results
- If applicable, the results of any surgical biopsies performed
- If applicable, the results of any metastatic biopsies conducted
Additionally, depending on the specific type of cancer, there may be further clinical information required. Your dedicated Patient Access Coordinator will reach out to you to discuss any additional information needed.
- Doctors and nurses specializing in clinical supportive and palliative care
- Pain management specialists
- Clinical social workers
- Child life specialists
- Patient navigators
- Positive image professionals
- Health education specialists
- Spiritual care providers
- Volunteers all working with your primary health care team to manage pain, anxiety, depression, isolation and the distress that may come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment