Seidman Cancer Patients & Visitors
People with cancer or chronic health problems such as sickle cell disease often have weakened immune systems. Having a weak immune system makes it harder for the body to fight off infections. It is important for people with cancer, sickle cell disease and other chronic conditions and their family members to closely follow steps to protect themselves from infections.
- One visitor per patient is allowed to attend outpatient clinic visits, procedures or treatments.
- No visitors will be permitted for inpatients.
- If you have a scheduled appointment at UH Seidman Cancer Center and have cold or flu symptoms such as a fever, cough, congestion or runny nose, please call your doctor’s office before your appointment. Our staff can provide guidance about whether you should come to the clinic, be referred for testing, or wait until your symptoms are gone.
- If you have active symptoms but don’t have a scheduled appointment with our UH Seidman team, please call your primary care doctor or our office to get guidance about what to do.
- Get medical attention right away if you have any emergency warning signs. In adults, emergency warning signs may include:
- Problems breathing or shortness of breath that is new or getting worse
- Pain or pressure in the chest that persists
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
- Other severe or concerning symptoms
- When you arrive, please report directly to your appointment check-in location. A member of our staff will ask you some health screening questions and take your temperature. People are being screened for symptoms of respiratory illness at the entrance to clinics, infusion centers and radiation oncology sites.
- We now allow one visitor at our ambulatory sites to provide our patients with the physical and emotional support of family and friends during their outpatient visits.
- Visitors will not be permitted for patients during overnight stays in the hospital to help lower the chance of spreading germs. Our staff is happy to provide assistance if you would like help using your phone or tablet to talk with your family and health care team during your visit.
- UH Seidman Cancer Center has extensive and thorough infection control procedures, and we do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff.
- UH is under universal masking guidelines, which means everyone in all facilities is required to wear a mask. It’s important for visitors, vendors and patients to bring their own masks when possible. This will help sustain the number of cloth masks available at screening checkpoints when entering a facility.