(509)574-3400 Fax: (509)249-4458
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The North Star Lodge Physician Referral Service provides easy access for physicians seeking to refer a patient to an oncology specialist at North Star Lodge. This service is staffed by clerical staff that can provide:
- Appointments for your patients.
- Information about our outreach clinics, one of which may be more convenient for your patient.
- The latest information on our services and clinical trials.
- Information about insurance coverage and foreign languages spoken.
- Cancer Conferences »
Contact and Referral Information for Providers
Contact and Referral Information for Providers
New Patient Coordination:
Telephone: (509) 574-3556
Fax: (509) 574-3473
Telephone: (509) 574-3518
Fax: (509) 574-3565
Medical Oncology/Hematology Clinic:
Telephone: (509) 574-3400
Fax: (509) 574-3464
Radiation Oncology Clinic:
Telephone: (509) 574-3500
Fax: (509) 574-3530
Lymphedema Therapy Services
Genetics - Cancer Screenings only
North Star Lodge Pharmacy
Telephone: (509) 574-3404
Fax: (509) 574-3420
Hours are MMonday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time.
After hours you may reach the doctor on call by calling the Medical Exchange at (509) 248-2970 or you may reach the Virginia Mason Memorial emergency department at (509) 249-8100 for the "on call" medical and radiation oncology physicians.
Memorial physicians and other allied health professionals meet several times a week for multidisciplinary cancer conferences. Cancer conferences are a place for physicians to seek feedback from their peers about specific patient cases.
A partnership with Providence Sacred Heart in Spokane allows the physicians at North Star Lodge to collaborate with doctors outside of our community to discuss hematology cases. Video conferencing technology allows doctors to speak to each other face to face even though they are hundreds of miles apart. At this conference physicians review cases and discuss best options for diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of patients. This partnership allows patients from outside of our system to access clinical trials available at North Star Lodge.
Our current multidisciplinary cancer conferences are:
- Multidisciplinary Breast conference
- General Tumor Board
- Thoracic Conference
- Genitourinary Conference
- Hematology Conference
These unique meetings are just one example of how local doctors are working together to advance cancer care in Yakima. Cancer conferences ensure that local patients receive the best possible care. All physicians are welcome to attend. For information about dates, times and locations of each meeting call 509-575-8199.
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP CONFERENCE
One Day . Survivors & Caregivers . Free To All.
As the leader of the cancer program at VMM in Yakima, I'd like to invite each and every one of you to participate in a free on-line Cancer Survivor's Conference this year on August 5th.
I came to Yakima from Pierce County, where we have held a free Annual Cancer Survivorship Conference each year for 13 years. This year, because of the Covid pandemic, the conference is being offered remotely to anyone who can register on-line. I invite you to join in and listen to the speakers and subjects that are interesting and helpful for you.
Although we would never have chosen to live through a pandemic, this remote conference is a great way to learn more about cancer survivorship and hear the experts on various topics from the comfort of your own home. Please invite friends and family members to register as well. May this conference be enlightening and empowering for everyone who participates. Thank you.
To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.
To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.
We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public &emdash; this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
NEW! May 7: What are we doing to keep cancer patients safe during COVID-19?
- Screening every patient for COVID-19 symptoms outside North Star Lodge
- Converting visits to telehealth, either on-site or from home
- Drawing labs from patients in their cars, when possible
- Segregating suspected COVID-19 patients on a separate floor
- Giving chemo and radiation treatment at the end of the work day to anyone with COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 infection to ensure patient safety and to allow for the space to be sanitized
- Sending all patients with COVID-19 symptoms for immediate screening
- Creating safe distancing between chemo chairs
- Converting exam rooms to individual chemotherapy rooms
- Conducting televisits in parking lot for patients needing technical assistance in the use of clinic iPads
- Increasing hydration and supportive care to reduce ED and hospital visits
- Putting in place same-day symptom management visits
- Providing masks to all visitors to the building
- Ensuring all staff working with patients wear masks
- Reducing the number of patients and staff in the clinic to ensure social distancing
NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.
We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you
COVID-19 Resources For North Star Lodge Patients
Bench To Bedside: COVID-19 » COVID-19 Q&A for cancer patients featuring Dr. Joseph McGuirk, medical director of blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapeutics, and Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection control and prevention.