Are you currently undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing chills, fever, constipation, or another pressing health concern?
Cancer and its treatments can sometimes cause side effects and complications that need prompt medical attention. The Oncology Comprehensive Assessment/Rapid Evaluation and Treatment (C.A.R.E.) Clinic, a service of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is here to provide it.
Staffed by cancer specialists, the clinic offers same-day appointments that allow you to receive a thorough evaluation and appropriate medical care without a trip to the emergency room (ER). Avoiding the ER helps you steer clear of people with transmissible diseases while your immune system is compromised. It can also help you avoid long ER waits and more expensive hospital visits. With quick treatment, you can take control of worrisome symptoms and potentially avoid a hospital admission, as well.
The Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic is open: Monday–Friday (excluding holidays) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Who may receive care at the Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic?
Services of the Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic are available to any patient currently undergoing cancer treatment at Sylvester.
- Fever or chills
- Increased bruising
- Low blood counts
- Uncontrolled nausea and/or vomiting
- Uncontrolled pain
- Urinary complications
How do I schedule an appointment?
Where is the Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic located?
Please note: The Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic is located across 12th Avenue from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Please enter through the West Building Lobby. Although we are located adjacent to the ER, our services are separate. Check in with the Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic — NOT the ER — when you arrive.
Who provides the care in the Oncology C.A.R.E. Clinic?
Our clinic is staffed by hematology/oncology-trained advanced practice providers – our nurse practitioners (NPs) and/or physician assistants (PAs). They have access to your medical records and extensive experience working with cancer patients.
What will happen when I arrive?
Our team will evaluate your symptoms and may order certain tests. Based on your diagnosis, they may provide treatment directly in the clinic or offer instructions for self-care that allows you to return home. If the team believes you need more extensive medical attention, they may admit you to the hospital or refer you for emergency services.
Why choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Patient-centered care. A cancer diagnosis is always difficult, but we do everything we can to make your cancer journey easier. With support that’s tailored to your needs, you can better focus on healing and living life most fully.
Experienced experts. Throughout every stage of your care, you have highly trained and experienced cancer specialists at your side. They work together to ensure you have the expertise and assistance you need at all times.
A commitment to excellence. You can count on Sylvester to provide the best available cancer services and treatment. We constantly look for ways to improve patient experience, care and cancer outcomes.
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