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Patients may be referred by their physician or may refer themselves. To make new patient appointments, follow-up appointments or receive information, call the Thoracic Oncology appointment desk at 217-545-7422.

The Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU accepts Medicare, private insurance and many managed health care plans.

Please plan on bringing your insurance card to your first appointment. Co-payments are expected at the time of service unless other arrangements are made.If you have any questions please call patient billing at 217-545-4966.

New patients should plan on bringing copies of any previous X-rays, CAT Scans, PET Scans, Pulmonary Function Studies or other tests with them to their first appointment, as well as a list of all medications you are taking - including all vitamins and other supplements.

If this is your first time visiting the site and you have lung cancer or have previously had lung cancer, please take a few moments after your visit to fill out a short survey by clicking on the "Survey" button on the left side of your screen. Your participation can help us in our mission to better serve cancer patients and their families in central and southern Illinois.
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