Making an Appointment

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you can call our Physician Referral Service to make an appointment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. You do not need a referral from a doctor to contact us or to meet with one of our experts.

Our referral staff is highly knowledgeable about cancer and about the individual specialties of our doctors. When you call, we will discuss your diagnosis and match you with the best physician for your particular situation. We can also answer many of your questions regarding treatment, insurance coverage, and clinical trials.

Information Needed When You Call

  • Full name, contact information, date of birth, and diagnosis
  • Results of biopsies, x-rays, or other diagnostic studies
  • Information about prior treatment for your current illness
  • Primary medical insurance carrier

Appointments by Telephone

For Adult Patients

Call 800-525-2225
Mon–Fri, 8:30 AM–5:30 PM, ET

Learn more about adult cancer care.

For Pediatric Patients

Call 212-639-5954
Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–6:00 PM, ET

Learn more about pediatric cancer care.

For International Patients

Call 212-639-4900

Or use AT&T Direct Access by dialing the access number for the country you are calling from, then dialing 888-675-7722.


Learn more about services for international patients.

Online Appointment Requests for Adults

I am a Patient

I am a Family/Friend/Caregiver

I am a Physician

After submitting your request, a referral specialist will call you within one business day. To request an appointment from outside the United States, visit our international patients section.