Oncology and Sickle Cell Emergencies

ONCOLOGY EMERGENCIES

Clinic 8 (Outpatient) Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Outpatient Nurse line: 205-638-9317. Call the nurse line Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. for emergencies or other questions. If the nurse does not answer leave a message.

Please DO NOT leave a message if you have an ONCOLOGY EMERGENCY, instead call 205-638-9285 for assistance, or call 205-638-9100 if after hours.

Office: 205-638-9285, Hours of Operation Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

After hours: Nights, weekends, holidays: Call 205-638-9100, ask for the ONCOLOGY NURSE on call. If a nurse does not call you back in 15 minutes, call back and have the nurse paged again. Please use after hours number for emergencies only.

When to call 911:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid, painful, and/ or shortness of breath
  • Unresponsive, sudden change in behavior, confusion

When to call the nurse immediately:

  • A temperature of 101 degrees or greater
  • If your child’s temperature is 100.4-100.9 degrees, call for further instructions
  • Bleeding, bruising, tiny red spots on the skin, nosebleed, bleeding gums, blood in urine, stool, or vomit
  • Dehydration, vomiting not controlled by anti-nausea medications, more than 3 diarrheal stools in 24 hours, decreased urine output (less than 2 years old call if no urination within 6 hours, ages 3 and older call if no urination in 10-12 hours


SICKLE CELL EMERGENCIES

Clinic 8 (Outpatient) Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Outpatient Nurse line: 205-638-9285. Call the nurse line Monday- Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for emergencies or other questions. If after hours, weekends, or holidays please call 205-638-9100 and have the Hematology on call doctor paged. Please use after hours number for emergencies only.

When to call 911:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid, painful breathing and/ or shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Slurred speech
  • Unresponsive, sudden change in behavior, confusion

When to call the nurse immediately:

  • A temperature of 101 degrees or greater
  • Severe headache
  • Cough with chest pain and fever
  • Pain not controlled with prescription pain medication
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea that does not go away and your child also has decreased urine output

Frequently called numbers

  • Clinic 8: 205-638-9285
  • Social Services/Social Work: 205-638-9684
  • Kid One Transportation: 800-543-7143
  • Peds RX: 205-983-8727