UCBC Acute Care Clinic to treat patients with treatment side effects

For cancer patients, emergency room visits are associated with high hospitalization rates, disrupted treatment schedules, and high costs of care. In an effort to continue providing patients with holistic cancer care, University Cancer & Blood Center has opened a clinic at our Athens location (Building 700) to treat patients experiencing adverse side effects of cancer treatment.

The UCBC Acute Care Clinic will allow our team to treat patients on-site, in a timely manner – often with same-day appointments. Advanced Practice Practitioners will offer services that address new symptoms associated with the cancer treatment process such as nausea medication that is not working, fever, vomiting, shortness of breath, and body aches. Whitney Knowlton will be the APP in charge at the Acute Care Clinic and will work directly with all Clinic patients (as opposed to patients seeing their regular physician or APP).

To schedule an appointment at the Clinic or ask questions related to this new service, please call (706) 353-2990. The phone nurses will triage all calls related to Acute Care Clinic appointments. UCBC will do it’s best to schedule patients on the same day that they call, but patients who call later in the day may be given a next day appointment.

UCBC will accept Walk-Ins to the Clinic but strongly encourages patients to call ahead to minimize wait times. UCBC will continue to implement this service and proceed with COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations as a priority.

The UCBC Acute Care Clinic hours will be Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Again, this clinic will be located at 3320 Old Jefferson Rd Ste Building 700, Athens, GA 30607.

As always, UCBC is devoted to supporting your best quality of life and welcome any and all feedback related to your care and patient experience.

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