Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Who and When to Call

Call 911 if your child has a life-threatening emergency.

Call the Clinic

Call anytime if your child has any of the following:

  • One-time temperature of 101 F (38.3 C) or more; or 
  • A temperature of 100.4 F (38.0 C) or more, lasting more than an hour 
  • Shaking chills 
  • A broken central venous catheter 
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea 
  • Bleeding that last more than 10 minutes 
  • Blood in the urine or stool (bowel movements) 
  • Frequent urination or burning with urination 
  • Pain with bowel movement 
  • Moderate to severe pain 
  • Development of, or exposure to, the chicken pox or measles 
  • Severe headache 
  • General sick feeling without knowing why 
  • Any concerns that cannot safely wait until business hours 

During business hours if:

  • You need to make a routine appointment for your child 
  • Your child needs a refill of medicine 
  • Your child has been constipated (no bowel movement) for three days or longer 
  • Your child has mild pain or mild headache 
  • Your child has yellow skin color 
  • Your child has dry lips, tongue, or mouth 
  • You have any concerns or questions 
  • You need to know your child’s laboratory results 

Call your Home Health Care company 

If either of the following:

Your child’s central venous catheter will not flush 


Your supplies are low