Urgent and After-Hours Care
The Urgent Care Clinic at Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center provides timely care for oncology patients with urgent treatment and/or disease-related problems. Patients will be seen by a mid-level provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) who will work in collaboration with their physician to coordinate care. The clinic is open Monday through Friday during normal business hours. The staff evaluates and manages problems related to:
- Medical and Surgical Illnesses
- Effects of Cancer Treatments
When Should I Go to the Urgent Care Clinic?
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center patients should go to the Urgent Care Clinic based on the recommendation of the triage nurse who answers the phone (214-645-4673 or 866-460-4673) or their physician’s nurse. Currently, the Urgent Care Clinic’s services are primarily for patients undergoing active treatment for their condition who develop treatment-related and/or disease-related side effects including, but not limited to:
- Fever or Fatigue
- Upper Respiratory Infection, Cough, Sinusitis
- Taste Changes, Mouth Sores
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation
- Skin Rash, Wound Care
Other conditions will be seen on a case-by-case basis. Always go to the closest emergency room if you have a life- threatening emergency (i.e., chest pain, shortness of breath, intolerable pain).
How Do I Arrange to Be Seen in the Urgent Care Clinic? What if It's After Hours?
Call Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at 214-645-4673 or toll-free at 866-460-4673 and ask to speak to a nurse. He or she will advise you over the phone or refer you to the Urgent Care Clinic. If it is outside normal business hours, please call the same number to reach the physician on call.
Where is the Urgent Care Clinic Located?
The Clinic is located within Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center where you normally see your physician. The address is 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas.