No matter where you are in your child’s treatment journey, we have resources and experts to help you.
You have just learned that your child will be coming to St. Jude. We have put together important information to help you get here.
From school to social work, Child Life to campus housing, St. Jude offers your child and your family support and resources — all in one place.
Most children at St. Jude are treated as outpatients and do not stay overnight. Explore these resources and tips to learn more about caring for your child when away from the hospital.
The people at St. Jude helped me cope by being amazingly generous and kind. I’ve developed great relationships with all my nurses and doctors.
Patient and Family Support Services
The illness that your family is facing presents new challenges. Our specialists can help you meet the physical, emotional and social needs of your family.
Children and teens manage illness and stress in different ways than adults. Child Life helps your child and young family members cope and minimize stress and anxiety.
Social Work staff is here to support you and your family through counseling. Your child's social worker will also help you understand the services available to help your family adjust.
The School Program provides opportunities to continue normal educational activities and to provide re-entry services to ease the transition back to the community school.
Family Centered Care
At the heart of patient family-centered care is the belief that health care staff and a patient's family are partners.
St. Jude proudly practices family-centered care. We know every child and every family is unique. We listen to you. We are here to make sure your family's needs and choices are met and heard.
None of this could have happened without the patients and their parents. They are extremely generous, working with us to help the research move forward. They understand how important the work is—how it can help not only children undergoing treatment, but also future patients.
What is a clinical trial?
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital treats children and teens with cancer, blood disorders and other life-threatening diseases through clinical trials. These trials are available regardless of a child’s or family’s race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality or ability to pay.
Find helpful information and questions to ask your child’s doctor about taking part in clinical trials.View All
What parents need to know about phases in clinical trials.View All
Here are some questions and tips when you are considering a clinical trial for your child at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.View All
Seeking Treatment at St. Jude
Treatment Programs at St. Jude
Childhood Cancer Survivorship
At St. Jude, our goal is to help every child survive andlive a full, happy and healthy life as an adult.
After your child is cancer-free, we offer years of follow-up care. Our research helps doctors better understand how childhood cancer and its treatment affects survivors into adulthood.
Treatment & Services at St. Jude
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