Posted on April 21, 2020

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation, a number of changes have been made to the delivery of healthcare services across HMC to protect patients, visitors and the wider public. 

One of these changes means the Urgent Care Unit at the National Center for cancer Care and Research is no longer accepting walk-in patients for anything other than cancer-related conditions. Cancer patients with non-cancer related urgent conditions should visit a Primary Health Care Corporation Urgent Care Clinic or one of HMC’s Emergency Departments. Patients within the NCCCR Urgent Care Unit are vulnerable and have suppressed immune systems – these service changes have been made to ensure their risk of infection is kept to a minimum. 

Cancer patients with urgent needs can discuss their care with a physician, enquire about medication dispensing, and enquire about specific oncology and hematology care by calling HMC’s Urgent Consultation Service on 16000.