When your child is sick, you shouldn't have to worry about things like highway traffic or downtown parking. We put all 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.
Most children at St. Jude are treated as outpatients. This means they do not spend the night at the hospital. They only have to be at the hospital for tests, check-ups and treatments.
This reflects the St. Jude approach to patient care. We strive to provide the best treatments and care to our patients. But we also want them to spend as much time as possible just being kids and teens, not confined to hospital rooms.
The terms "outpatient," "clinic," "ACU" and "Ambulatory Care Unit" all refer to the clinic areas. Most of your child's visits to St. Jude will be for outpatient care in one of these areas.
Treatment Areas and Clinics
In Assessment & Triage, a nurse checks your child’s temperature, blood pressure and pulse, as well as height and weight. In many cases, the staff will take blood samples.
Help support a child through a critical time in their treatment at St. Jude by donating blood or blood products at the Blood Donor Center.
The Cancer Predisposition Program is a team of doctors, nurses and genetic counselors who work together with families to find out if a child’s cancer might be inherited.
Cardiopulmonary Services consists of Respiratory Care Practitioners, Echo/EKG Technicians, Pulmonary Function Technicians and EEG Technicians.
Dental problems can cause complications in cancer treatment. Many St. Jude patients visit the Dental Clinic as part of their treatment plan. Find out more.
Learn what to expect if your child needs a diagnostic imaging test, such as a CT or MRI scan, X-rays, fluoroscopy, or an ultrasound.
Hormone problems (slow growth, osteoporosis, diabetes, low energy, early/late puberty, thyroid damage) may result from illness or treatments. Learn about the Endocrine Clinic.
The Ethics Committee helps the patient, family members and medical team work through tough decisions together.
The St. Jude Eye Clinic is located on the south side of the Patient Care Center first floor and is actually four clinics in one.
The Gynecology Clinic is located in C Clinic at the north end of the Patient Care Center first floor.
The hospitalist service as St. Jude makes sure that patients have around-the-clock care, especially during nights, weekends and holidays.
The After Completion of Therapy (ACT) Clinic and clinics for Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Hepatology, and Endocrine are located in the Kmart St. Jude Life Center.
Patients receive chemotherapy, blood products and other medicines in the Medicine Room on an outpatient basis.
St. Jude pharmacists work with you and the entire health care team to make sure your child’s medicines are right. Read about the patient pharmacy.
The Procedure / Recovery area, located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, has four procedure rooms and eight recovery bays.
The Quality and Patient Safety team at St. Jude works to improve patient safety and satisfaction.
Staff of the Surgery Clinic see every patient who will undergo surgery. The clinic includes several sub-clinics, including Ortho, Limb Sparing and AVN (Avascular Necrosis).
Support Services for Patients & Families
Read how Child Life helps your child and young family members cope and minimize stress and anxiety.
Clinical nutritionists are integral members of the multidisciplinary team that provides patient care at St. Jude. Read about Clinical Nutrition
The Psychology Clinic at St. Jude can work with you and your child to help identify and relieve common problems that may arise during treatment. Read more.
Read how Rehabilitation Services can help with the symptoms of cancer and treatment side effects causes problems with daily activities and development.
Read about the St. Jude school program, which provides normal educational activities and can ease the transition back to the child’s school.
Read how St. Jude’s social work staff can support you and your family through counseling and help you understand services available to help your family adjust.
St. Jude chaplains promote spiritual well-being to each patient family as they are affected by catastrophic illness. Read about Spiritual Care Services.