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Your First Appointment

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Now that you've chosen MD Anderson for world-class cancer treatment, a Patient Access Specialist will schedule your first appointment after reviewing your medical information and verifying insurance coverage. After your appointment has been confirmed, you should begin making your travel plans and gathering the information you'll need for your first appointment.

Plan Your Travel

MD Anderson has negotiated discounts with airlines, hotels and ground transportation agencies for patients and their caregivers. Additionally, we have a full-service travel agency on site that has access to these discounts to service patient travel needs.

Prepare For Your Visit

Get ready for your visit to MD Anderson. We recommend dressing in comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring a sweater, since it can be chilly in the clinics. Houston is hot and humid in the summer, with average temperatures of 90 degrees. Winters can be either mild or chilly, with average temperatures of 50 degrees.  

Navigating the MD Anderson Campus

MD Anderson may be large, but it has everything you need to feel at home. Your Patient Access Specialist can provide directions to your first appointment, or find them here. MD Anderson and the entire Texas Medical Center are smoke-free. 

  • Parking: Garage and valet parking are available.
  • Wayfinding: Maps and directions to your care center.
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