To make an appointment at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, phone our hotline 24 hours/day, 7 days/week: locally at 615-936-VICC (8422) or toll-free at 1-877-936-VICC (8422) or visit us online at

Have the following information available when you call:

  • Diagnosis
  • Name, address, and phone number of primary/referring physician
  • Insurance information

To see a complete listing of VICC physicians who treat cancer, visit the Directory of Doctors.

For cancer clinical trials, see the VICC Clinical Trials site.

For more information about a specific cancer, see Cancer Specialties.

For Your First Visit

For your first appointment, be sure to bring:

  1. Signed release form: You will be able to get a records release form from your current doctor’s office. This will allow us to obtain your previous medical records and review your history.
  2. List of medications: Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking. Also include dosages and how often you take each medicine.
  3. Insurance information
  4. List of questions: Be sure to bring a list of questions/concerns to address with your doctor during your appointment.
  5. Bring a friend: It will be important for you to have moral support during this time as well as someone who can advocate for you as a patient, so try to bring a close friend or family member with you to your appointment.