Welcome to the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, TX


101 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas 78503
(956) 661-9840

The mission of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic is to offer comprehensive care and treatment to children of South Texas who suffer from cancer and blood disorders. The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic, a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital is the region’s first state-of-the-art pediatric hematology/oncology clinic. In addition to offering diagnostic and treatment services, the clinic provides cancer genetic counseling to individuals and families concerned about their risk of cancer, offers the services of a long term survivor program which follows childhood cancer survivors through adulthood, and conducts childhood cancer epidemiology research through a joint program with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

News:

Ana Bergh gives Hope to the Children of the Vannie Cook Clinic


Ana Bergh joined the board of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in 2004, but after touring the children’s cancer and hematology clinic last fall, she felt like she had to be involved in a way that had a more direct impact on the young patients being treated there.

The clinic is a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital and is the region’s first and only state-of-the-art pediatric hematology/oncology clinic.

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How to Make a Referral:

During business hours - Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.:

Referring physicians may call 956-661-9840.

Please print and complete the following form(s):

The referral form(s) along with current labs and a copy of insurance, if applicable, should be faxed to 956-661-9841.

Clinic physicians will review the referral and assign an appointment. The referring physician’s office will be contacted with the appointment date. The referring physician can request to speak directly to the clinic physician and perform a physician to physician referral.

During non-business hours, weekends and holidays:

Referring physicians may call the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic answering service at 956-661-9840 and ask that the physician on call be paged in order to conduct a physician to physician referral.

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How to Make a First Appointment:


A referral from your physician will need to be obtained in order to make an appointment at the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Clinic.

Why do I need a referral?

We ask that your physician give us a call before your first appointment is made. During this phone call, your child's case is discussed and it is decided how soon the patient should be scheduled for an appointment at the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic. This conversation also helps to determine what laboratory tests will be necessary at the time of the visit.

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What to Bring to the First Appointment:

Be sure to bring as many of the following items as are available to the first appointment:

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Driving Directions:

We are located at 101 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, Texas

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(Use Mapquest for more specific directions)

From the East

Take Expressway 83 West to 2nd/10th Street exit. Stay on Frontage Road to 10th Street and loop under 10th Street overpass. Stay on Frontage road, pass McAllen Medical Center and 2nd Street Bridge and turn into the first building on the right (after the 2nd Street overpass).

From the West

Take Expressway 83 East to 2nd/10th Street exit. Stay on Frontage road, pass McAllen Medical Center and 2nd Street Bridge and turn into the first building on the right (after the 2nd Street overpass).

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Page modified on March 5, 2022