Second opinions and referrals
Patients with a diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder may request an evaluation at WVCI. If you have been receiving care from another local health care provider or if you are from outside of our region and would like to be seen at WVCI, please call toll-free (888) 384-9822 and request an appointment.
Prospective patients will be screened to ensure that they have an established diagnosis of cancer or blood disorder. Patients without a diagnosis who are worried about symptoms should first consult with their primary care provider.
You are encouraged to request a referral from your health care provider, as this normally facilitates insurance authorization and medical record transfer.
Our new patient coordinators can help determine which physician is best for you. Requests for particular physicians can be accommodated in most situations.
If you are unable to obtain a physician referral, you may still request an evaluation. In this case, the patient will be required to verify that their insurance authorizes the evaluation. Without authorization, the patient may be responsible for the cost of the appointment. In addition, the patient will be required to obtain copies of appropriate medical records. Our coordinators can help determine which documents are necessary.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Marissa Howe at 541-681-4949 ext. 1077.