Patient Guide

Becoming Our Patient

To become a patient at Coborn Cancer Center, you will need:

  • A referral from your provider
  • If you are not a CentraCare patient, your medical records will need to be sent to Coborn Cancer Center

We know this is a difficult time, and our compassionate team will be there for you and your family from the moment you walk through our doors. You aren’t in this alone – our team is every bit as committed to helping you through this as we would if you were a member of our own family.

Prepare For Your First Visit

We want your visit to be safe, comfortable and as pleasant as possible. Please review the letter below for your type of clinic visit.

What to bring:

  • Health history form (PDF) and list of medications, herbs, and vitamin supplements you are taking or complete the questionnaire in MyChart
  • Your schedule for planning future appointments
  • Current insurance card(s) and photo ID
  • X-ray films or CDs of scans related to your visit that were not completed by CentraCare
  • A list of questions you have for your provider
  • Music, reading or other activity you can do quietly for a few hours
  • Family member or friend to offer support and/or drive you home

Please leave valuables like money, credit cards, and jewelry at home.

For your convenience, we provide TV, DVD players, and laptops with internet access. Pagers are available for patients so that they can explore our campus without worrying that they will miss their time.

If it has been more than 6 months, please complete a dental examination and cleaning. If your dentist recommends major dental work, please first discuss it with your cancer center physician.

Health Care Directive & Advance Care Planning

Who will speak for you if you can't speak for yourself?

A health care directive is a planning tool used to identify who you want to make health care decisions for you if you aren’t able to communicate. It puts your wishes regarding end-of-life care in writing. For more information, please ask your nurse for a packet or a brochure on Health Care Directives.

Local organization, Light the Legacy, provides information about Health Care Directives, as well as forms you can download and complete. View this video to learn more.

Questions About Your Bill

If you have any questions about your bill, please call 320-255-5622 or 800-835-6618.

Thank You

You may receive a survey from us after your visit. Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of health care. To do this, we need to know what we are doing right and what needs to get better. We depend on our patients and their families to keep us informed. By sharing your thoughts and feelings about your experience, you can make our care better for future patients and their families.

You also might want to consider sharing your experience by joining our Patient & Family Partner Program. Learn more about the program.

Thank you for trusting us with your care.

Recent Cancer Care Articles: See All Cancer Care Articles
Upcoming Patient Guide Events: See all Patient Guide Events

Featured Patient Story

Chris' Story Patient Guide Patient Story
"On my last day of treatment, we literally brought the boat and camping supplies with us, parking them in the lot during chemotherapy. After I finished, we headed straight for the Canadian border!"
Read Full Story