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Useful Telephone Numbers

Patient Referral


Patients can refer themselves to MD Anderson Cancer Center for cancer diagnosis, treatment or screening. If you are ready to schedule a new patient appointment, please complete the Patient Self-Referral form, or call 1-877-632-6789 (1-713-792-6161 in Houston and outside the United States).

Physician Referral

To initiate the new patient referral process, please fill out the Physician Referral form, or call 1-877-632-6789 (1-713-792-6161 in Houston and outside the United States).

Contacting MD Anderson Cancer Center

Main Switchboard

Page Operator

Language Assistance
Medical translation in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, French and Vietnamese is provided without prior notice. For sign language and other languages, please call 24 hours in advance.
713-792-7930 (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

International Patient Center
713-745-0450 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Fax: 713-745-0456

For information about MD Anderson--becoming a patient, available treatments, patient support groups, specific programs, insurance information, Houston-area accommodations and more.
1-877-632-6789 (in the United States)
713-792-3245 (outside the United States and in Houston)

Tours (Public Education)

Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International Patient Hotel
In Houston 713-790-1600

Patients & Treatment

Department of Social Work

To become a patient or refer a patient
1-877-632-6789 (in the United States)
713-792-6161 (outside the United States and in Houston)

To contact an inpatient
Patient Information (weekdays 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., weekends 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

For information on patients undergoing surgery today
Surgical Waiting Area volunteers (8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)

To contact your MD Anderson physician at night or after hours
Main Switchboard

Blood Bank
For information on donating blood and platelets.


Clinical Ethics Service
Ethics consultation available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pager: 713-404-2863

Insurance and Billing
1-800-527-2318 (in the United States)
713-792-2991 (outside the United States and in Houston)

Outpatient Pharmacy

Patient Advocacy
For help with any problem, concern, complaint, or suggestion about your care and service
713-792-7776 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
After hours, please call the page operator at 713-792-7090

Cancer Prevention & Screening

Cancer Prevention Center
For information on cancer prevention and screening programs at MD Anderson

Free prostate cancer screening
Every Wednesday at MD Anderson from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by appointment

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