H.O.P.E. Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a referral?
A: It all depends on your insurance. However, you can go ahead and make an appointment and an insurance verifier will check for you.
Q: How can I get an appointment?
A: Call us at 720-777-5441
Q: How long will my appointment be?
A: Appointments last approximately three hours. We will try to schedule any lab work, x-rays or other tests you may need the morning before your HOPE clinic visit.
Q: When are the HOPE clinics?
A: We see patients the third Thursday of each month in the afternoon.
Q: I didn’t have cancer but I did have a Bone Marrow Transplant for another disease, do I still need to come to HOPE clinic?
A: Yes. Although you didn’t have cancer you are a survivor of a BMT which included therapy such as Chemotherapy and you may be at risk for late effects.
Q: Will my insurance cover this appointment?
A: Most will, as they would other office visits and tests. However, deductibles and co-payments will apply. Please check with you insurance company.
Q: Will I be followed by the HOPE team ?
A: No, the HOPE clinic is consultative. If you are a very young survivor we encourage and recommend for you to come to the HOPE clinic again in adolescence and/or young adulthood.
Q: Who will follow my care?
A: You will continue to be followed by your primary oncologist or primary care physician (PCP) for subsequent appointments. A comprehensive letter including the team’s recommendations will be sent to your PCP and oncologist following your appointment.
Q: What if I’m an adult survivor?
A: The TACTIC clinic is dedicated to Adult survivors of Pediatric cancer who are over the age of 21. You will see an internist, a pediatric oncologist, a psychologist, and a nurse.