New Patient Information
A number of our new patients come to us through the emergency room. Others are referred by their primary care physician or neurologist. And still others come to us for a second opinion when their choices elsewhere are limited.
No matter how you become a new patient at The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, you’ll find the best possible care and support for you and your family during this difficult time.
In addition to expert care in a nationally renowned brain tumor center, we have a fully integrated patient support program for our patients and families.
- Items to Bring to Your First Appointment
- What to Expect at Your First Appointment
- Our Location and Parking Suggestions
- Accommodations for Out-of-Area Patients
Our patient coordinator will collect the information we will need to start treatment planning. If you have any questions, you can always call us at 206-320-2300, any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
It is important for you to bring the following to your first appointment:
- Picture ID and Insurance card
- Copies of your MRI scans – Please hand carry these to your appointment
- List of Medication and Dosages
- A completed registration and medical history form
When you come to your first appointment at the Ivy Center, you’ll meet with your brain tumor specialist who will review your imaging and test results. We will talk with you about the next steps, review your treatment options, and share information about education resources and support services with you.
After your first appointment, you can expect to receive a customized care plan designed specifically for your needs. This plan is put together with the input of our multidisciplinary team of brain cancer specialists to give you the best possible outcome.
The Ivy Center is located on the 5th floor of Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus, at 550 17th Ave., Suite 540, Seattle WA 98122: Map and directions.
Both short-term and long-term parking is available.
Many of our patients come to the Ivy Center from outside the Seattle area. Affordable accommodations are available at The Inn at Cherry Hill, located in the West Tower of the Cherry Hill Campus. The Inn at Cherry Hill features:
- Comfortable rooms, each with a private bathroom, TV and phone
- Shared common kitchen area and dining room
- Laundry room complete with detergent at no extra charge
- Fax machine use for a nominal fee.
Room rates are: $70 per night for a room with two single beds and $80 per night for a room with three single beds. To reserve a room, call 206-320-2164.
These rooms are sometimes filled to capacity. If we are unable to reserve a room for you at The Inn at Cherry Hill please consider these nearby options that offer apartment-like accommodations.
If you need financial assistance for your stay, call 206-386-3609.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Map & Directions
Diagnosed with a Brain tumor?
The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.
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How you can help
Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.
At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services provided by the Integrative Clinical Social Worker.