How long has the treatment center been providing the recommended treatment for the disease I have?
What is the success rate of the treatment center as it pertains to my disease?
Is this a teaching hospital or treatment center? If so, should I expect to have interns and students as part of the medical team treating me?
How can I compare this treatment center to others that treat the illness?
Does the treatment center have a social worker or other support professionals available to me and my family?
Where is the treatment center? Is it easy to get to?
Can I have a tour of the treatment center and speak with the medical staff who would provide my treatment before I decide if this is the facility I wish to go to?
Do I have the right to choose the treatment facility I want to be treated at? Will my insurance cover expenses at the treatment center of my choice?
Is there someone at the treatment center who can help us with insurance issues?
Does the treatment center have a website where I can view all of the details of my medical expenses, what portion my insurance paid, etc.?
What other resources does the treatment center have for me and my family?
If my treatment center is far from my home, and I need to be in for treatment early in the day, is there an inexpensive place near the center where I can stay overnight the night before?
Approximately how long will I be at the treatment center?
How does the center decide which staff members will work with me? Will I have a primary care nurse, for example, who provides most of my daily care, with other secondary and tertiary nurses who work with him/her to continue my care?
How does the medical staff view my family’s participation in my treatment and recuperation?
Does the treatment center have a web site where I can view all of the details of my medical expenses, what portion my insurance paid, etc.?
If I am to be a distance from home during my treatment, are there facilities nearby where my family can stay that are inexpensive (like Ronald McDonald houses)? How can I find this out?
If my family comes to the center on a daily basis, is parking available at a discounted rate? What is the daily parking rate?
Are there inexpensive places to eat close to the treatment center for my family to use?
While undergoing long-term treatment, what kinds of items from home will I be permitted to have with me? What am I expected to provide?