About Outpatient Oncology

Saint Joseph’s outpatient, or ambulatory care center, is a day unit that provides care for ambulatory patients from every hospital specialty, allowing patients to go home from the hospital in a timely manner and continue treatment as an outpatient.

Staff includes chemotherapy-certified RNs, nursing assistants and a secretary, most of whom have been at Saint Joseph’s for more than 20 years.  Unlike other outpatient care centers, Saint Joseph’s primary care nurses remain with a patient throughout their course of treatment, sometimes lasting many months.

The Outpatient Care Center provides:

  • Blood and blood product administration
  • Chemotherapy and biotherapy treatment
  • Infusions including antibiotics, Remicade, IVIG, Prolastin, Aredia, hydration fluids, Cytogam
  • Injections including Procrit, Neupogen, Neulasta, Boniva, Xolair, Lupron, Faslodex, Sandostatin and various vaccines, including Rabies
  • PICC line placement and care of venous access devices, including blood sample collection from central lines
  • Therapeutic phlebotomies for polycythemia and hemachromatosis
  • Bone marrow biopsies and liver biopsies

For more information about the Outpatient Care Center, call 678-843-7110.

For more information about the Center for Cancer Care and Research, call 678-843-7118.