Becoming a Patient
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center provides exceptional care to patients challenged with cancer. There are many ways you can reach us to become a new patient or request a second opinion from one of our cancer specialists.
Request an Appointment or Second Opinion
Phone: Call (877) DFCI-BWH/(877) 332-4294.
Online: Complete the Appointment Request Form.
Find a Doctor
Search for a specific doctor by name or treatment program.
If you are a physician and would like to refer your patient to Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, we look forward to collaborating with you. Click here for more information.
Online Specialty Consultations
This program allows physicians all over the world to refer cases (adult only) to Dana-Farber oncologists and Brigham and Women's specialists for expert second opinions. By combining the personalized care of the patient's local physician with the expertise of our team of specialists, cancer patients have an opportunity to benefit from state-of-the-art care regardless of their location. For more information, visit https://econsults.partners.org.
How to Choose a Cancer Center
Download a guide that provides answers and advice for questions commonly asked by newly diagnosed patients and family members.
We welcome patients from outside the U.S and coordinate all aspects of each international patient's visit, from managing medical consultations and hospital admissions to travel and hotel arrangements. Read more.
Insurance and Financial Information
We can help patients plan for payment of services. Although the patient is responsible for ensuring that payment is made, we can help sort through the details and necessary steps to ensure that financial arrangements go smoothly. If you would like to speak to us before your first appointment, please contact Financial Information Services at (617) 632-3455.
Please keep in mind, your insurance may require a completed Hospital Claim form or that you get prior approval for outpatient services before your first appointment. Learn more.