Patient Resources

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Need a second opinion?

We believe that second opinions are often a good idea. Our team will help determine which physician you should see and help set up an appointment. Call 206-320-2800 to make an appointment for a second opinion.

Urgent patient transfers

Swedish Transfer Center

1-2 days before your appointment

Gather and bring these items with you to your appointment:

  • Completed registration form and personal health history questionnaire
  • Photo ID (ex. driver's license, passport or other government-issued photo ID)
    • If your photo ID does not show your current residential address, please bring a recent utility bill or other correspondence showing your current residential address in addition to your photo ID.
  • Current insurance card(s)
    • Check with your insurance plan to see if a physician referral is required. If a referral is required, contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral prior to your appointment.
    • If your insurance requires you to pay a co-pay, please bring your payment with you.
  • A list of your current medication, including over-the-counter medications and vitamins
  • All scans pertaining to your appointment
    • If you come to the appointment without your scans, your appointment will have to be rescheduled
    • If you’re bringing a CD to your appointment, be sure it’s in DICOM format so that it can be viewed in our office. If it’s in another format, you’ll need to obtain actual films.
  • Write down a list of questions or issues you’d like to discuss at your appointment. Your most important concerns should be at the top of the list.
  • Bring a pen, notepad, calendar, or electronic device to take notes
Day of your appointment
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment to have enough time to complete our registration process
  • Allow time for traffic and parking
  • If you’ll be late, please call to let us know
  • Turn off your cell phone
Canceling/rescheduling your appointment

Contact us no later than 24 hours before your scheduled visit.

  • Schedule a preadmission appointment.
  • Follow the instructions on how to prepare for your surgery:
    • Seattle campus (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard)
    • Issaquah campus
  • Follow the pre-surgery shower instructions.
  • Prepare for your hospital stay.
For Out-of-town Patients

View our travel guide with information on nearby hotels and local transportation.