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Pre-Clinic Assessment

 Pre-Clinic Assessment nurses prepare St. Jude patients for their outpatient clinic visits. Nurse navigators help patient families find their way around St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and orient them to the clinics and patient resources.

Services we provide

Nurse navigators

When you and your child come to St. Jude for the first time, a nurse navigator will escort you from Patient Registration to Pre-Clinic Assessment. This person will also show you how to get around the hospital and the outpatient clinics. 

The nurse navigator will help you find many of the resources you need. This nurse will follow up with you for the first few days to make sure you have met team members in other service areas, such as care coordinators, Child Life, Social Work, and the School Program.  Nurse navigators also teach families how to use the Our St. Jude app and St. Jude MyChart.

Pre-Clinic Assessment

In Pre-Clinic Assessment, a nurse will take your child’s temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, as well as height and weight. In many cases, the nurse will take blood samples for testing.

After your first visit to Pre-Clinic Assessment

After your child’s first check-in and assessment, you will meet with a St. Jude clinician. The clinician may be a doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.

Review hometown medical records

If you brought any records from your hometown doctor or hospital, the clinician will review them with you. The clinician will ask you and your child more health questions to add to the medical chart. After an exam, the clinician might order tests.

Diagnostic tests and treatment plans

Some tests might be done the first day you arrive. Other tests will be set up over the next few days. The tests are different for each patient. The staff will explain all the tests to you. 

Test results are needed to be sure of your child’s diagnosis (disease or condition). The tests will also help decide what treatments your child will need. If you have questions, please ask.

Learn more

Nurse navigators

Nurse navigators are available Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. They will meet you at your first registration appointment. Contact the nurse navigator through Patient Registration or your clinic staff. 

Pre-Clinic Assessment

Pre-Clinic Assessment is located close to Patient Registration on the Patient Care Center 1st floor. Other Pre-Clinic Assessment locations are in the:

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic
  • Transplant and Cell Therapy Clinic
  • Hematology Clinic
  • Hughes Infectious Disease Clinic
  • Domino’s Village
  • Target House II

Hours and Contact

Patient Care Center hours:
Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Weekends, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Target House II location is by appointment only.

Domino’s Village location hours:
Sunday–Tuesday, 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Other locations are open Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 901-595-3337