To become a patient at KHCC, your case will be reviewed medically by a team of KHCC physicians. According to your medical situation and space availability, a decision will be made regarding the acceptance of your case.Many patients are referred to KHCC by their physicians, while others choose to refer themselves once diagnosis of cancer is suspected or confirmed.
KHCC Acceptance and Treatment Procedure
1. Visit the Screening Clinic:
As a first-time patient at KHCC, you will be directed to the Screening Clinic for a consultation and initial examination. Patients visiting the screening clinic are required to pay a one-time only fee of JD 25 on their first visit.
2. Sort out your finances:
If you are accepted as a patient, you will be asked to sort out your insurance and any other financial matters before proceeding with treatment. In the meantime, the Screening Clinic will refer you to one of the specialized clinics at KHCC according to your disease.
3. Get a complete work-up done (accurate diagnosis and staging):
Once you’re referred to a specific clinic, KHCC medical staff will ensure that a complete work-up is done. You will need to undergo a variety of procedures such as x-rays, MRIs, blood tests, biopsies and any other examinations that will help us in determine the exact type of cancer and what stage it has reached.
4. Start treatment
After the work-up is completed, your case will be referred to a multi-disciplinary clinic (MDC) so that a treatment plan can be determined. An MDC consists of a team of highly-qualified doctors and other medical professionals who discuss different treatment options and recommend the most suitable one for you. Most patients remain outpatients but some may need immediate surgery or complex chemotherapy protocols, in which case they are admitted to KHCC as inpatients.
5. In case of inpatient admission:
If you need to be admitted to KHCC as an inpatient, the KHCC Admissions Office will guide you through the inpatient admissions procedure.
6. Post-treatment follow-up:
Once a patient has completed their treatment, they will still require follow-up and must be checked on a regular basis, usually every 3-6 months.