Making Your FIRST Appointment

At the Gynecologic Oncology Institute, we want to help you navigate your visit stress-free. Our team is here to help you every step of the way from your first visit, through surgery and treatment and into a thriving survivorship. We strive to get you in to see us as soon as possible and we can help you best by having all of the required information available to us.

EXPECT A REAL PERSON

You will be greeted by a real person when you call us whenever possible:

LOCATION: Santa Monica 
Call us at 424-255-1340, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After Hours?
If you need to reach us after hours or get voice-mail, we will return your call within one business day. To make it easier, request an appointment online.

REFERRALS
We accept self-referrals by patients and authorized loved ones or from physicians for all cases where we feel we can help you.  We do not want to delay care that may be better provided by another physician or facility. That is the major reason we need to review a referral note from your doctor or medical records that explain your diagnosis and current needs.

Outside the United States
If you are out of the area or live abroad, please see Out-of-Area & International Program for more information about getting care with the Gynecologic Oncology Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

REFERRAL INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR AN APPOINTMENT

To be seen as soon as possible, please have the following information available when you call.

  1. Patient information: Patient’s full legal name, date of birth, address and contact information
  2. Provider information: Primary care and/or referring physician’s name, address and contact information
  3. Insurance information: Please have your insurance ID card available. We contract with most major insurance companies and are skilled at helping families navigate through their coverage situations.
  4. Financial Assistance Resources:  Here are some handy internal and external resources for financial assistance.
  5. Records: Medical records pertaining to the patient’s diagnosis and/or treatment. Gynecologic Oncology Institute will gladly request them directly from your physician’s office with your written authorization. Please download, complete and  sign this authorization document
    Then please FAX it to us at 310-829-8914.  We will take care of the rest.
  6. Patient authorization: If not referring yourself, your spouse or a dependent, the patient’s authorization and contact information is required.