For Cancer Patients
If you are being admitted, please go to the main Hospital Admitting Office on the first floor of the medical center, near the main lobby.
Please bring the following items with you:
- Insurance cards
- Policy numbers
- Insurance company address
- Claim forms
- Referral forms (this is essential if you are covered under an HMO)
- Authorization forms
- A copy of your advanced directives or living will
- Slippers, robe, pajamas and/or nightgown
- Medications in original bottles
- Reading material
We provide room telephones, free internet and tv services (for a small fee).
If You Are Having Surgery
We know that having surgery can be a stressful time for you, your family and your friends. We try to make the transition from surgery to recovery as easy as possible.
Most cancer patients recovering from surgery stay in the state-of-the-art Weinberg 5 unit. The floor is designed to take into consideration the special needs of cancer surgery patients, many who require intensive emotional and psychological support. A low nurse-to-patient ratio and all-private rooms mean that cancer surgery patients have the best environment possible in which to heal and regain their strength. Nurses and other staff care for these patients as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
UMGCCC has contracts with nearly all managed care insurance carriers. See our complete list of participating carriers. If you do not have health insurance, a hospital representative will help you to make arrangements or to apply for medical assistance.