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
The St. Jude LIFE & After Completion of Therapy Clinic Presented by Kmart (ACT Clinic) is for long-term survivors of childhood cancer.
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.
Many St. Jude patients visit the Dental Clinic as part of their treatment plan.
Your child may need one or many diagnostic imaging tests during her time at St. Jude.
The St. Jude Endocrine Clinic treats hormone problems that may result from a patient's illness or treatments.
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.
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.
The Procedure / Recovery area, located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, has four procedure rooms and eight recovery bays.
The Psychology Clinic at St. Jude is available to provide a wide range of support services for St. Jude patients and their families.
The new pulmonary consultation clinic is the latest addition to the specialty clinics St. Jude provides to make treatment more convenient for patients and their families.
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).
The After Completion of Care (ACT) Clinic and clinics for Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Hepatology, and Endocrine are located in the Translational Trials Unit (TTU).
Support Services for Patients & Families
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.
Clinical Nutrition department personnel are integral members of the multidisciplinary team that provides patient care at St. Jude and is committed to excellence in patient care, as is the rest of the team.
The staff of Rehabilitation Services provide care when the symptoms of cancer and treatment side effects cause problems with a child's daily activities and thus interferes with a child's development.
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.
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.
Spiritual Care Services provides spiritual or religious services to promote spiritual well-being to each patient and his or her family as they are affected by the diagnosis of catastrophic illness