Who and When to Call for Help

Who and when to call depends on your child's needs and symptoms.  Please review the table below for information and phone numbers:

Emergency Department care at other facilities

There may be times during your child’s treatment when you will be told to go to the nearest emergency department for care. If you live in an area that is not close to Primary Children's, know where the nearest emergency room is before you need it!

When you arrive at the emergency room, let medical personnel know that your child is being treated for cancer. This is especially important if your child has a fever. Knowing about your child’s condition will help the medical team make decisions about your child’s care.  Additionally, your child may need to be moved into an area away from others with contagious illnesses.

Bring a list of your child’s current medicines with you. If you do not have a current list, bring the medicines with you. Some families find it helpful to have an emergency bag ready at home with items (list of medications, clothing, etc.), to lessen the stress of getting to the hospital quickly in the event of a fever or illness.

If at any time you do not feel it is safe to drive your child to the emergency department, call 911.

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