The doors are open at South Orange County’s first comprehensive, precision-based cancer institute. But what does that mean for our patients and their families?
Leonard Cancer Institute is more than a cancer center, more than a cancer hospital, and more than healthcare. The institute is a space dedicated to healing the body, mind, and spirit by understanding each patient’s genetic fingerprint and using that information to guide every decision in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Visiting any type of cancer treatment center for the first time can be stressful, but we’re a healing ministry that promises to know, care for, and ease the way for our patients and their caregivers.
We’re here to make your treatment and experience as comfortable as possible.
Chances are you’ll have a lot of questions before your first visit, like—do I need to make an appointment? Who should I call? What should I bring? How long should I expect to stay? These are some of our most frequently asked questions, and we’ll answer them below.
Book an Appointment
We offer a wide range of services (see the list below) that can be booked online or by phone. To schedule an appointment online, click here. To schedule an appointment by phone, please call the department associated with the service you’re requesting:
- Radiation Oncology: (949) 573-9560
- Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Wound Care: (949) 573-9465
- Health & Wellbeing: (949) 573-9492
- Navigation, Genetics, Dieticians, Social Work
To ensure that your appointment flows as effortlessly as possible, log in to the patient portal to complete any necessary paperwork before your visit. If you forget the time, date, or location of an appointment, you can find that information here.
Bring Your Medical Records
If it’s your first visit, be sure to bring the following:
- Photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport)
- Current Insurance Card
- Current physicians + phone numbers + addresses
- List of medications (know the dosage, how often you take them, why you take them)
- Pharmacy contact info
- List of allergies
What Else To Bring
In addition to your medical information, consider bringing a small notebook for taking notes and writing questions, comfortable clothing (including a sweater to keep you warm), a laptop/mobile device/magazine/book for entertainment purposes, a charger and earbuds, and your favorite snacks and drinks. But most importantly, bring you!
Check Insurance Coverage
To determine whether your services will be covered at our institute, view our list of accepted health insurance plans here. However, no matter what your financial situation may be, we’re a healing ministry committed to the wellbeing of each patient. If you don’t have insurance or need financial assistance, we can help. Please call (844) 959-HOPE.
Length of Stay
We don’t offer overnight stays, but we can arrange travel to and from, as well as book overnight lodging. If interested, please call this number (844) 959-HOPE.
Depending on the service you’ve scheduled, the length of your visit will vary. Please refer to our Facebook page for more information regarding the average amount of time each service takes. Please keep in mind that these are averages and estimates, and will likely vary per individual.
Upon Arrival to Our Cancer Institute
Navigating any place for the first time can be overwhelming; upon arrival, look for employees wearing badges and ask them where to go. We’re here to help.
We offer a range of precision-based treatments designed to heal the body, mind, and spirit of each patient, and when delivered with compassion, we pose a promising fight against cancer. If you have any remaining questions about our cancer institute, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and speak with someone directly at (844) 959-HOPE.