For Patients & Families

You are part of the St. Jude family. We are here to help you.

Resources for Patients & Families

No matter where you are in your child’s treatment journey, we have resources and experts to help you.

   

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While you are 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.

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Going home

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.

St. Jude patient Hailey Kennedy, AML

MyStJude Portal

My St. Jude is a protected online site where you can view information about your child’s medical health record, upcoming appointments or send requests to set, change or cancel appointments.

Some of the medical information you can see includes your child's:

  • schedule of appointments
  • selected lab results
  • allergies
  • personal information
  • problem list

You can also send a request to the Patient Registration staff to change or update your personal information.

Enter the MyStJude Portal

Treatment Areas Your Child May Visit

When your child is sick, you shouldn't have to worry about things like highway traffic or downtown parking. We put your child's clinics and specialists in one place: at St. Jude. Why? So you don't have travel across town — or across the country — to get the best possible care.

From the moment you pull up, at St. Jude, you are in the best of hands: those of our staff. This starts with our complimentary valet service. We want you to be able to get out of your car, and get right to helping your child get better.

Clinics and Resources on Campus

 

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.

Child Life

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

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.

 

School Program

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.

 

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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.

 

Learn More About Family Centered Care

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.

Jun Yang, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

What is a clinical trial?

  

St. Jude 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.

View Open Clinical Trials

Educational Resources for Caregivers

These "Do You Know" educational resources include details about many subjects that may affect your child as a patient at St. Jude and you as a caregiver. They explain guidelines for tests, treatments and other health care procedures. They also address questions that patient families ask most often.

"Do You Know" Educational Sheets

 

Seeking Treatment 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.

Learn About the Survivorship Program

 

I tell people all the time that I am a walking miracle.

Former St. Jude patient Kimberlin Wilson-George,
the first sickle cell anemia patient cured by bone marrow transplant