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The top priority of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute is the health and safety of our patients and their families. If you have a scheduled appointment, please plan to keep this appointment unless you are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and pains or shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor before coming into the clinic.
The below FAQs about COVID-19 will help you find answers to questions you may have regarding cancer and COVID-19 virus.
If you have cancer, you are at a higher risk for a serious illness like COVID-19, especially if you are in active chemotherapy treatment or have recently had a bone marrow transplant. These treatments weaken the immune system, which puts you at a higher risk of serious illness. Usually this risk is temporary.
Post-treatment cancer survivors who have completed treatment more than 2 years ago have immune systems that most likely recovered, but each person is different. It's important that all cancer patients and survivors, whether currently in treatment or not, talk with a doctor who understands the situation and medical history.
If you are scheduled for cancer treatments during this coronavirus outbreak, you should have a discussion with your oncologist about the benefits and risks of continuing or delaying treatment.
If you have a scheduled appointment, please plan to keep this appointment unless you are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and pains or shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor before coming into the clinic.
Supportive cancer treatment appointments, such as our survivorship clinic, dietitian consults, and psych-oncology visits, have temporarily been moved to telemedicine and phone visits. Contact your provider if you have questions.
Temporary visitor restrictions are in place across all Henry Ford facilities. If you can come to your appointment by yourself, that is encouraged. However, you are allowed one visitor to accompany you at your appointment. Contact your oncology clinic for specific directions regarding guests.
Your care team will provide you with a mask when you arrive for your appointment. You can continue to reuse this mask and bring it to your future appointments if you are able to keep it clean, dry, and with no rips or tears. We recommend masks be stored in a paper bag when not in use, so they can breathe and dry out.
For up-to-date information about coronavirus and to ask questions, call the Henry Ford COVID-19 patient hotline at (313) 874-1055 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You should protect yourself by using these health hygiene practices that are recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
A MyChart Video Visit is a scheduled visit with your doctor through the MyChart app on your mobile phone or tablet. This offers an opportunity to receive the same high-quality healthcare expertise from your doctor, with the added convenience of not having to travel to the doctor’s office. Follow this step-by-step guide for completing a video visit.
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If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.
Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.
If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.