How can I request an appointment with a cancer specialist?

Thank you for choosing the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. We understand a cancer diagnosis can be very stressful, but accessing world-class care shouldn’t be. Our goal for setting up your first appointment is to make things as simple as possible. One call will put you in contact with one of our specialty intake coordinators. These trained coordinators will listen to you carefully, take your medical history, and review your needs and challenges to then pair you with the appropriate physician expert and clinical team.

By Phone

For brain, gynecologic, lung and pediatric cancer appointments, please call: 1-888-824-0200

For all other cancer appointments, please call: 1-855-702-8222

Our specialty intake coordinators are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday. After hours, the answering service will be glad to take a message and communicate with our team so your call is returned within 24 hours (the next business day).

Online Option

If you prefer, the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center offers an online appointment request form. After you complete the request, a specialty intake coordinator will be in contact with you within 24 hours. If you submit the request over the weekend, we will respond by the next business day.

For Referring Physicians

We welcome the opportunity to partner with local, regional and national referring physicians to provide the best cancer care. Learn more about UCM Physician Connect, your direct link to University of Chicago faculty physicians and expert assistance with referrals, admitting patients and consultations. UCM Physician Connect is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For International Patients

We offer special services to assist patients traveling from other countries to our Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, contact the Center for International Patients at 1-877-482-8318.