SW Cancer Services

Appointments

If you have multiple appointments with services on the South West Health Campus, please notify the reception staff and they will liaise to try to make your appointments as well scheduled as possible. Please also notify staff when making appointments if you are using the transport services, or are travelling privately from regional towns.

What to ask

When you call to make your first appointment with any medical specialist you may want to ask these questions:

  • What is the exact location of the office (including floor, room, or suite number)?
  • Where is the best place to park? Do I need to pay for parking?
  • What time should I arrive for my appointment?
  • What personal information do I need to bring to my first appointment?
  • What is my doctor’s full name and title?
  • Am I expected to pay anything at the time of my appointment? Will there be a “gap” payment required from me?
  • What medical records do I need to bring with me (referral from my GP, x-rays etc.)?

What to bring to your appointment

For your first appointment with any medical specialist you will need to discuss the following:

  • Bring a list of all prescription medications you are taking, or all of your prescription medications in a bag to show to your doctor. You can use  a “MediList” to record your medications. An iPhone Medication App or a printable version are available.
  • Bring and explain to your doctor all dietary supplements that you are taking (herbal supplements, dietary supplements, etc.).
  • Your Medicare card and healthcare card (if applicable) or private insurance details (if applicable).
  • Your treatment diary (if you have one).
  • Be prepared to discuss your prior medical history with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines.
  • Share your concerns and questions with your doctor.

Consider bringing a friend or family member with you to your first appointment. This will help you remember everything that is discussed.

For admission or appointment information on a specific provider, please click on the heading below.

Radiotherapy Service – All Chemotherapy treatment is carried out by Genesis Cancer Care.

Chemotherapy Service – All Chemotherapy treatment is carried out at St John of God Bunbury Hospital.

Admission to a Hospital

Breast Screen

Specialists –  (link to specialist category)

Transport/Accommodation – Link to support and resources/transport category.

Diagnostic Imaging (Link to Diagnostic Imaging category) – Please see specific radiology provider for any information that is relevant.

Pathology (Link to Pathology category) – Please see specific radiology provider for any information that is relevant.