Clinics and Services on Campus

 

Most children at St. Jude are treated as outpatients. This reflects the St. Jude approach to patient care. We strive to provide the best treatments and care to our patients, while allowing them to spend as much time as possible just being kids and teens.

Patient Hender with Caitlin Hurley, MD

Your child's treatment team includes not only expert doctors and nurses, but a host of support services and resources dedicated to assisting you and your child. Below are some of our clinics, resources and support services:

Treatment Clinics and Service Areas

Your child will generally be assigned to one of these clinics, depending on his or her diagnosis.

  1. St. Jude is one of the world's premier treatment and care centers for children with leukemia and lymphoma. Specialists in the A Clinic are dedicated to treating children with these types of cancer.

    Learn about leukemia and lymphoma treatment at St. Jude

  2. St. Jude has one of the world's largest hematopoietic (blood) stem cell transplant programs dedicated to caring for children, teens and young adults.

    Learn about St. Jude's transplant program

  3. C Clinic provides specialty care to your child. Experts in plastic surgery, cardiology, fertility, neurology and other specialties will focus on your child’s overall health.

  4. When your child comes to St. Jude for solid tumor treatment, your family will have a team of medical experts, all dedicated to your child’s treatment and care. One doctor will oversee the team, and they will develop and recommend a treatment plan that’s right for your child.

    Learn about the treatment of solid tumors at St. Jude

  5. When your child has a brain tumor, you need specialized medical experts who understand how to protect your child’s growing body, as well as fight the disease. St. Jude has one of the world's leading brain tumor programs devoted entirely to children. 

    Learn about brain tumor treatment at St. Jude

  6. The hematology program at St. Jude provides expert care and treatment for children with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders. We also ensure you have compassionate support you need as your family adjusts to life with a blood disorder.

    Learn about blood disorders treatment at St. Jude

    Learn about sickle cell treatment at St. Jude

  7. In addition to top experts in pediatric radiation oncology, St. Jude offers state-of-the art facilities and equipment, including the world’s only proton beam therapy center just for children.

    Learn about the Radiation Oncology Clinic

  8. The Surgery Clinic includes the Ortho, Limb-Sparing, Avascular Necrosis and Eye Clinics. St. Jude surgeons have years of experience in performing complex and rare pediatric cancer surgeries to promote long-term survival and quality of life for your child. 

    Learn about the Surgery Clinic

Your child may receive care and treatment in one of these areas:

  1. The ACT Clinic is for long-term survivors of childhood cancer who have been treated at St. Jude. The goal of the clinic is to help survivors stay healthy. Once you have stayed cancer-free for at least two years after ending therapy, and it has been at least five years since your diagnosis, you are eligible to transfer to our ACT clinic.

    Learn about the ACT Clinic

  2. 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. 

    Learn about Assessment & Triage

  3. 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. Our experts help families with genetic screening and monitoring for futures diseases.

    Learn about the Cancer Predisposition Program

  4. Respiratory care practitioners, Echo/EKG technicians, pulmonary function technicians and EEG technicians in Cardiopulmonary Services monitor your child’s heart and lung health before and during cancer treatment. 

    Learn about Cardiopulmonary Services

  5. Dental problems can cause complications during cancer treatment. Your child may visit the Dental Clinic as part of their comprehensive treatment plan for routine exams or emergency oral care. 

    Learn about Dental Services

  6. 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. These tests will assist your treatment team in diagnosing and monitoring your child’s condition.

    Learn about Diagnostic Imaging

  7. Treatment or illness may result in hormone problems. The Endocrine Clinic helps identify and manage problems such as slow growth, osteoporosis, diabetes, low energy, early or late puberty and thyroid damage.

    Learn about the Endocrine Clinic

  8. The St. Jude Eye Clinic includes the Eye Tumor Clinic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Ocular Immunology Clinic and Ocular Development and Pediatric-Neuro Eye Clinic. If your child has vision issues due to illness or treatment, this comprehensive clinic will treat them.

    Learn about the Eye Clinic

  9. Cancer treatment and some disorders can cause problems with hormone levels and reproductive systems. The Gynecology Clinic includes specialists who can identify, assess and treat gynecological problems in your daughter. 

    Learn about the Gynecology Clinic

  10. 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. 

    Learn about the Kmart St. Jude Life Center

  11. As an outpatient, your child will receive chemotherapy, blood products and other medicines in the Medicine Room.  The Medicine Room is also available for after-hours unplanned visits.

    Learn about the Medicine Room

  12. We have two areas where patients go for certain diagnostic imaging procedures or other common procedures, such as a bone marrow biopsy. This is where your child will receive anesthesia or sedation, have the procedure and wake up from procedure. 

    Learn about the Procedure and Recovery Area

Resources and Support

You and your child have these resources available to support and assist you:

  1. Children with certain blood disorders or who receive cancer treatment need blood or blood products. You can donate whole blood or platelets for St. Jude patients at the Blood Donor Center. 

    Learn about the Blood Donor Center

  2. 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 through therapeutic activities through therapeutic activities. 

    Learn about Child Life

  3. Clinical Nutrition is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team that provides patient care at St. Jude. The team of dietitians provide nutritional plans and support to help your child achieve normal growth and weight gain, continue normal activities, and prevent problems. 

    Learn about Clinical Nutrition

  4. The Ethics Committee helps you, your child and family members, along with your child’s medical team work through tough decisions together. 

    Learn about the Ethics Committee

  5. St. Jude Bereavement Services can connect you with other parents to help guide you through your grief journey and provide resources in your local community and online.

    Learn about Grief and Bereavement Support

  6. The hospitalist service as St. Jude makes sure that patients have around-the-clock care, especially during nights, weekends and holidays. 

    Learn about the Hospitalist Service

  7. St. Jude pharmacists work with you and your child’s health care team to check and prepare your child’s medicines. Pharmacists also plan home IV therapies. 

    Learn about the Patient Pharmacy

  8. The Psychology Clinic can work with you and your child to help identify and relieve common problems that may arise during treatment, including anxiety, sleep and coping issues. 

    Learn about the Psychology Clinic

  9. The psychosocial support team at St. Jude can help your family adjust to the challenges you may face after diagnosis.

    Learn about Psychosocial Services

  10. During patient care, the Quality and Patient Safety team at St. Jude tracks key indicators such as infections and patient satisfaction and works to continually improve these areas. 

    Learn about the Quality and Patient Safety at St. Jude

  11. Rehabilitation Services provide care when cancer and treatments cause problems with your child's daily activities. Specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and audiology are available in Rehabilitation Services. 

    Learn about Rehabilitation Services

  12. The St. Jude School Program by Chili’s provides opportunities to continue normal educational activities while your child is receiving treatment and to provide re-entry services to ease the transition back to your child’s community school. 

    Learn about the School Program

  13. Social workers at St. Jude can support you and your family through counseling and can refer you to resources in your community. They can also help you learn about services to assist your family in adjusting to a diagnosis and treatment. 

    Learn about Social Work

  14. St. Jude chaplains promote spiritual well-being to each patient family as they are affected by catastrophic illness. 

    Learn about Spiritual Care Services

Contact Us

Call: 1-866-2STJUDE

If your child is a St. Jude patient and you have an urgent question or concern, ask to speak to the Nursing Coordinator on duty.

 

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