808 North 39th Avenue,
Yakima, WA 98902 Map this address

(509)574-3400 Fax: (509)249-4458

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For Physicians

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:

Medical Oncology/Hematology
Telephone:  (509) 574-3556
Fax:  (509) 574-3473

Radiation Oncology
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

Clinical Trials:

Telephone: (509) 574-3535
E-Mail memorial-clinicaltrials@yvmh.org

Lymphedema Therapy Services

Telephone: 509-574-3409
Fax: 509-574-3325

Genetics - Cancer Screenings only

Telephone: 509-574-3595
Fax: 509-574-3466

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.

Cancer Conferences

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.

Announcements

Mask Requirements

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.

What are we doing to keep cancer patients safe during COVID-19?

  • Screening every patient for COVID-19 symptoms outside North Star Lodge
  • 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
  • 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