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City of Hope cares for patients from prevention through survivorship by pairing our expertise in numerous cancers and conditions with world-class technologies and services.
Is My Insurance Accepted?
View a list of insurance companies that City of Hope currently contracts with for its locations and physicians. Even if your plan is included, check with your insurance company to make sure you are covered. Your insurance company/medical group will tell you if you need any authorizations.
If you wish to receive treatment at City of Hope, but we're not currently contracted with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here.
No Surprise Billing
When you're treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility, you are protected from balance billing. In these cases, you shouldn't be charged more than your plan's copayments, coinsurance and/or deductible. Learn about your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.
Fornati Bedell, M.D., M.H.S., urologic surgeon and assistant clinical professor in the Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology within the Department of Surgery.
Michael Lao, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor practicing urology and urologic oncology at City of Hope in Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita.
Amartej Merla, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist with expertise in hematological cancers as well as gastrointestinal, stomach, esophageal and colorectal cancers. He practices at City of Hope's Antelope Valley location.