Make An Appointment

Dr. Susan Tofte with patientWe offer a wide variety of dates and times to help you schedule an appointment, and provide three clinic options to help care for skin cancer:

Screening, prevention and early stage melanoma

Dermatologists
Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 16th Floor
Portland, OR 97239
503 418-3376

Treatment for advanced melanoma on entire body

Surgical Oncologists
Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Ave., 7th Floor
Portland, OR 97239
503 494-5501

Treatment for advanced melanoma on head and neck

Head and Neck Surgeons
Physicians Pavilion
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
503 494-5355

Be sure to register after you have scheduled your first appointment. When you register, OHSU staff collects basic information from you and uses it to create your personalized medical record. Registration helps us keep track of you and your medical information so it is ready when you come to your appointment.

If your health plan restricts the clinics or healthcare providers you can use, be sure your insurance approves your visit to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute or any tests or procedures you have.  This will help you avoid unexpected fees.

Information for making an appointment

We need personal information to identify you, to keep track of your medical record and to reserve the appropriate amount of time for your appointment. We will ask for:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth or Social Security number (this helps ensure that your medical information is not confused with someone who has a similar name.)
  • Reason for the appointment (be as specific as possible so that we can reserve the right amount of time for your visit.)
  • Whether you want a particular doctor or healthcare provider or the first available appointment

Canceling an appointment

If you cannot keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible or no later than the day before. We realize that sometimes emergencies come up and your plans may change. However, giving us as much notice as possible helps us better serve you and our other patients. When you call, we will help you reschedule for another day and time.

Preparing for your appointment

Although we will make most of the preparations for your appointment, there are a few things you must do:

  • Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare card: Please bring your insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card with you to your appointments. We will verify your coverage so we can process your bill correctly.
  • Co-payment or prepayment: If your health plan has a copayment or you have a pre-payment requirement, please bring your payment with you. We accept cash, personal checks, VISA debit cards, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and VISA.
  • Medications list: Please bring a list of your current prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, as well as a list of known drug allergies.
  • Medical records and X-rays: If you are being referred to an OHSU specialist from a non-OHSU clinic or doctor, please arrange for them to send your medical records and appropriate X-rays to us. For additional information, call Medical Correspondence at 503 494-8521.
  • Notes about your health concerns: You might find it helpful to write a few notes about the symptoms you are having and any other health concerns.