After initial treatment, most patients return home, coming back to St. Jude for follow-up tests, check-ups and treatments. Long-term follow-up care is also provided to St. Jude patients for years after cancer treatment is completed.
Travel and Follow-up Visits
After your child is accepted as a patient, St. Jude offers help with travel plans and costs for your child and one (1) parent or guardian for planned treatments and check ups.
- If you live more than 35 miles and less than 300 miles from St. Jude, the hospital will arrange bus or rail travel for you, or pay for car mileage.
- If you live more than 300 miles from St. Jude, the hospital will arrange bus, rail or air travel, or cover the cost of auto mileage or a rental car.
Except for auto mileage, you must request all help with travel in advance.
Medical Record Requests
There are many reasons to request a copy of your child’s medical records, including keeping a record of your child’s diagnosis, complete treatment plan and follow-up. St. Jude provides medical records to patients at no cost.
Unlike other hospitals, St. Jude treatment does not end the day your child is declared cancer-free. At St. Jude, our goal is for every child to survive — and also to live a full, happy and healthy life.
First we help you get your child cancer-free. Then, we help your child stay healthy.
As a St. Jude patient, your child can receive at least a decade of follow-up care.
New cures means more survivors. More survivors means support needed as adults.
St. Jude identifies long-term impacts after cancer and provides supportive care for survivors.