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Bone Marrow Failure and MDS Clinic patients: Who to call and when?

 

Call 911 if your child has a medical emergency and needs help right away.

Who to call?

Use the information below to help you quickly reach a member of your child’s medical team.

Who to call Number Other important information

H Clinic – Your child’s primary clinic

Your child is a patient in the Bone Marrow Failure and Myelodysplastic Syndromes clinic.

(901) 595-5041 Call during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Nurse case manager Melvanique Hale, RN, BSN (901) 595-2471  
Main hospital

(901) 595-3300

Outside Memphis area: (800) 866-278-5833

Call after regular business hours, M-F 5 p.m. – 8 a.m., weekends and holidays.

Call if you cannot reach H clinic

Ask for help from the doctor on call.

When to call?

Please call us any time you need help. A St. Jude staff member is always here to help you with a problem, question, or urgent need. We might ask for your child’s medical record number, or MRN.

Your child’s MRN:  ________________________

If your child has a fever

  • Watch your child closely for signs of a fever. Any fever of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or higher is a medical emergency. Call the H clinic right away at 901-595-5041.
  • If your child has a fever after 5 p.m. or on a weekend, call the St. Jude operator at 901-595-3300 and ask to speak with the hematologist (“hee mah TOL uh jist”) on call. If you cannot talk to someone from St. Jude right away, go to a local doctor’s office or emergency department. Call your child’s nurse case manager and let them know you did this.

If the doctor at another hospital needs to talk to the hematology team, call the clinic at 901-595-5041. If you are calling after 5 p.m., call 901-595-3300 and ask for the hematologist on call. If you are outside the Memphis area, call toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833).

When is my child’s next appointment?

Your child’s next H Clinic appointment _____________________________________________


 

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.

St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

ATTENTION: If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).

تنبيه: إذا كنت تتحدث باللغة العربية فيمكنك الاستعانة بخدمات المساعدة اللغوية المتوفرة لك مجانا. .يرجى الاتصال بالرقم. 5833-278-866-1  (الهاتف النصي: 1040-595-901-1).