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Treating Cancer Patients Who Have Urgent Care Needs

Huntsman Cancer Institute Acute Care (HAC) offers same-day care for cancer patients who need quick treatment for side effects and other issues, including the following:

  • Infections
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Side effects from cancer treatment like chemotherapy
  • Blood pressure or blood sugar issues

The HAC team examines your health problems, answers questions, and gives treatment. The HAC care team can follow up with multiple visits until your health problems go away or improve.

The HAC is on the 2nd floor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Hospital in Salt Lake City.

About Appointments

The HAC is not a walk-in clinic. To make an appointment, please contact your cancer care team and tell them the problem you are having. Your care team can often help you without referring to the HAC. If needed, your care team will set up an HAC appointment for you. If you are unable to reach your care team, please contact the HAC at 801-213-4222 for assistance.

Acute care team standing in a semi-circle

The HAC team of cancer specialists gives each patient outstanding, personalized care for urgent and acute medical needs. We coordinate directly with your usual care team at Huntsman Cancer Institute to make sure you get the best care.

In addition to in-person clinic visits, we provide virtual visits, called telemedicine. Telemedicine uses video conferencing to connect you with an HAC doctor right from your home. Here is what you need:

  • A computer and webcam, or
  • A smartphone or tablet (mobile device)

Learn more about telemedicine.

Map of Huntsman Cancer Institute hospital, 2nd floor; acute care is next to infusion

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