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Before Your First Visit

We appreciate how overwhelming your first visit can be. Our experienced team of staff and volunteers are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Before your first visit, one of our staff will call you to get some general information. This phone call will cover:

  • General personal information
  • The names of physicians who are treating you now
  • Whether you need any interpretation help or someone to drive you to your appointment

    Please note: The Freemason Cancer Car service provides transportation to BC Cancer – Prince George (Centre for the North) from various areas within Prince George (Ph: 250-645-2373). 

    If you are traveling to BC Cancer – Prince George (Centre for the North) from out of town, the Northern Health Connections travel program provides transportation to Prince George from around northern BC (To book: 1-888-647-4997)

Our Guidebook for Patients offers further information to help you prepare for your first visit to BC Cancer – Prince George (Centre for the North), and will also help to explain what happens during your visit.

Checklist for your first visit - please bring:

  • Your BC Care Card
  • All of your current medications (this includes pain killers, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc)
  • A list of questions to ask at your appointment
  • A pen and notepad to record appointment dates, information, answers, etc.
  • Reading glasses, if you use them, as there will be forms to fill and information to read
  • A friend or relative is welcome to come with you
  • Visit our Cancer Information Centre or check out other sources of information about cancer
  • If you need assistance, our counsellors are available for support and information; please call 250-645-7330
  • Please bring the completed Patient Reported Information and Symptom Management (PRISM) form to your first appointment, which you can hand in at the main Reception Desk

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