When cancer pain, symptoms, or side effects get worse late in the day, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) patients can now visit the Extended Hours Oncology Clinic. They can skip the trip to the emergency room (ER). This helps protect patients with compromised immune systems. The clinic also costs less than the ER and has shorter wait times. Cancer care after sundown is living proof that we put patients first.
The first of its kind in western Pennsylvania, the Extended Hours Oncology Clinic offers specialized care Monday through Friday from 3 to 11 p.m. This is when cancer patients need it most. It is designed to provide timely care in an appropriate setting to meet their unique needs. Trained clinicians also take calls.